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Archive for September, 2010
Posted by verticalspark | Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:08 PM | 3,195 Views
So 8 or 9 months ago I decided I was going to join the military. The problem main problem was that I was 6' tall and 270+ pounds and wayyy out of shape. So I got going and started to drop the weight. After having problems with trying to get the paperwork straight everything fell into place and I went to Fort Jackson yesterday and today.

After only getting 2 hours of sleep the wake up call at 3:15am was too early for me. Got on a bus and took a trip to MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) hoping that everything would go well. After lots of waiting around, lots of tests and 12 hours without food it was finished.

I am officially in the army. My MOS is 68W - Health Care Specialist AKA Combat Medic. I will be shipping out to Fort Leonard Wood for 9 weeks of basic training followed by 16 weeks in Fort Sam Houston. So between now and then I will be flying a bunch.
Posted by verticalspark | Sep 02, 2010 @ 09:40 PM | 3,435 Views
Today was our usual fly day at the local park. We arrived at 9am and didnt leave until 2pm It just seemed we would never run out of batteries but alas the end came around and we had to pack up and leave. Of course this was a little late seeing as how travis bounced his p-51 across the road trying to land. Well, flying was followed by lunch at Mojo's, a delicious burger place up the road from the park.

After lunch I was introduced to the sport of Disk Golf! I had seen it before but thought "Whats the point in throwing a frisbee at a 'hole'?" Well after going and playing for a hour and a half I can say that IM HOOKED! We borrowed a few disks from a friend who was teaching us and went at it. I threw a really bad shot and ended up searching the woods for the disk. Apparently people either cant find their disks or they don't care but I came out with 2 disks not including the one I lost.

All in all I had a blast playing. Its a workout but fun none the less. And some of the good things is that its cheaper then flying R/C and when it bounces off the ground or a tree its not a problem