|noplastictrees (jacks_sickness) wrote,|
@ 2008-06-03 22:35:00
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AIT so far
Okay so I graduated basic. It was hard but not impossible and I had a shit ton of fun and made some killer battle buddies.
Now I'm in AIT and I gotta say I think its a lot harder. In basic all I had to do was wake up and carry out whatever it was we were doing that day (road march no prob, live fire piece of cake) didn't even have to think about it. AIT however is like college you really have to pay attention and study a lot.
My MOS has a 60% fail rate due to it being the hardest MOS in the military to learn b/c not only are we dealing with more than one species but also b/c its a 2 year course squished into 11 weeks.
The positive side to it is by the time I graduate I will have half the credits required to get my associates in applie science.
A negative though: I have to euthanize animals. We alreadt had a demonstration where the instructor not only euthanized a rat but he also chopped its head off. Then five students were chosen to euthanize and then cervically dislocate a mouse's spine. It's really sad but they have to make sure we are able to take it and they said if any one of us ever grows to enjoy doing it then we need to get out of this MOS. They really care about the animals here and this week we're going to be assigned dogs to take care of. I really hope I get Noel shes so well behaved and she'll just rest her head on my shoulder and let me pet her.
I was told I'd be deploying more often then aciive service but that I'd be going places like Central America and Panama. Mostly to be a box kicker though which is another way of saying food inspector b/c who knows better about how meat and other food products are supposed to look like than a veterinarian?
Back in basic I was so afraid of running into a captain but in AIT I've already eaten lunch with a group of captains. By accident of course and it scared me shitless at first but they were really cool and I've joked around with one of them ever since.
I totally dig hanging out with Beins and Gray b/c they love to mess with the system and its kinda sparked my spirit up. Even though Beins is probably the most forward guy I've ever met. What can you expect army guys in AIT they're all horny...
I still miss my Death Row Family from basic and I'll always be a loyal member of Death Row and represent them proudly.
Ohh we saw something scary yesterday when we were out shopping. A unit just came back from Iraq bringing a lot of injured soldiers since Ft. Sam Houston has the best treatment center in the country. We saw one man without legs and we stood in line behind a guy who looked like his face had been blown up. Everytime I looked at him I stopped breathing b/c I was so horrified. They were both really nice though and the one with no legs had a tshirt on that said "I was blown up in Iraq and all I got was this lousy tshirt". Funny but still kinda sad...
Okay well enough updating I gotta get back to studying.