January 17th, 2008 I signed my life away to the United States Marine Corps. April 7th, 2008 I arrived at Parris Island, SC for basic training. I loved it. Then after that, Marine Combat Training in New River, NC. One month later I was in Meridian Mississippi for Aviation Supply training. Another 3 months later, back at New River where I was to spend the next couple years. Then I was asked if I want to come to Iraq. Sure, why not? So now I'm out here, living the American dream. Ohhh the excitement.
Iraq is tough. Here are a few things I do to pass the time:
Eat Freeze Pops
Extreme Chow Serving
It's hard work, but someones gotta do it.
On Friday night I was standing about 50ft behind an F-18 as it fired up. Reminded me of weekends at the track as the c16 filled my lungs. I miss it.
Here are some of the fixed wing aircraft we support:
Lastly, what would any week in Iraq be like without the purchase of car parts? This weeks lucky parts were purchased from Yamato Garage:
and just a close up for quality and finish
I might have to take a week or two off from buying parts soon unless I am allowed to transfer some funds! I'm calling the bank right nowwww...
*Update*Oh yay! Thank you bank. I am now getting this too.
Yamato Oil Cooler
Oh, and Mom, if you're reading this, there will be a box on the way soon. Thanks for putting up with my sick obsession.