Not a whole lot to report. A few texts this week, a facebook message here and there. I was kind of getting sad until this evening when an unknown number appeared on my phone and lo, and behold, it was 'dawg!
Sunday night he and the other boys he is hanging with while waiting for MCT training were assigned to an Infantry group to do field experience. 'dawg and his group are the enemies and have been exchanging fire (blank rounds) with the infantry group so that the infantry boys get training in all scenarios.
He is LOVING it! He's firing an AK47, launching grenades and literally living like a taliban enemy to engage with the Marine's and hone their fighting skills. It is an entire makeshift town, they have identies, and jobs. Their "wives" show up tomorrow. He is learning a lot! I can only imagine this will help him when he does his own combat training.
Our chat was very brief, but at least I knew where he was and what he was doing and it was fantastic to hear him happy. He even is wearing a 'mandress' right now! I am demanding pictures!!
Anyway, at least he's doing something very productive and not only serving his brothers in the corps but better preparing himself.
My BFC send me this video - and I LOVE it! How fitting after my call tonight!
Also, I have a story featured over here if you are interested