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On 5/6/2020 at 4:14 PM, Wally Fairway said:

Kind of a shitty update - he just found out, though they felt it was coming, that their deployment will be extended for at least 30 days. 
Jr said "Of course it is - Army life consists of a paycheck & disappointments, his wife is pissed - but she struggles with the unknown and changes. 
And she was already pissed because he signed up for a 7 week school in early 2021, and now he won't get back until late 2020. 

One of my sons favorite sayings is "I expect nothing and still I'm disappointed"

"I keep my expectations low, so I'm seldom disappointed"

Otis Driftwood- Devils Rejects

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21 hours ago, sidis said:

for work or military?

I was a DOD contractor for 8 years.  My total time in the part of the world was about 4 of the 8 years.  Started in Iraq for a couple of tours and then did my last 2 years in Kuwait.

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Quick update, and also venting

Wally Jr only has a few weeks left before he is supposed to ship back home, and today I see that the Commander-in-Chief has tweeted treats against Iran threatening retaliation if they carry out reportedly planned attacks against the US. 
What in the fuck is a world leader doing communicating this shit on twitter; all while my son (and many other troops) are based minutes away. 
Jr's whole tour was fucked up, and I fully expect is ship date to be completely hosed by some stupidity - because if he's taught me nothing else don't expect anything to happen as planned.

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I think that most of my deployments were extended, that was between '80-'84. World events happen all the time and most folks aren't really paying attention unless they have some stake in the game. Luckily none of it ever directly impacted me other than not coming home on time, it's just part of the job.  Seemed like no matter where we went someone was always fucking shit up. Hope Junior stays safe.

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2 hours ago, Wally Fairway said:

Quick update, and also venting

Wally Jr only has a few weeks left before he is supposed to ship back home, and today I see that the Commander-in-Chief has tweeted treats against Iran threatening retaliation if they carry out reportedly planned attacks against the US. 
What in the fuck is a world leader doing communicating this shit on twitter; all while my son (and many other troops) are based minutes away. 
Jr's whole tour was fucked up, and I fully expect is ship date to be completely hosed by some stupidity - because if he's taught me nothing else don't expect anything to happen as planned.

threats....not treats

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Talked to him earlier and he said he'd gotten used to it being 115° in Iran, but it was over 125° in Kuwait yesterday and that is to fucking hot.


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On 9/15/2020 at 7:31 AM, Wally Fairway said:

Quick update, and also venting

Wally Jr only has a few weeks left before he is supposed to ship back home, and today I see that the Commander-in-Chief has tweeted treats against Iran threatening retaliation if they carry out reportedly planned attacks against the US. 
What in the fuck is a world leader doing communicating this shit on twitter; all while my son (and many other troops) are based minutes away. 
Jr's whole tour was fucked up, and I fully expect is ship date to be completely hosed by some stupidity - because if he's taught me nothing else don't expect anything to happen as planned.

I'm learning about this kind of shit.

Haven't seen my boy since July, he's been sitting in a hotel at Ft. Sam at BOLC for the last 2 months unable to leave post, and he deploys Monday.  Still unsure if he can leave post for me to see him for a few hours on Saturday before he leaves for a year.

Was watching a bunch of youtube videos tonight about Camp Casey in Korea and he's going to have snow and cold, I'd much rather have the heat.  He plans to head to the ME for a tour just as soon as he can, though.

So the Army has "social distancing" policies, basically if you followed them you'd be confined alone in your room for months on end.  Apparently more than a few of the newly minted officers and gentlemen have been throwing ragers at the hotel for the last few weekends.  This past Friday the MPs showed up and arrested 40 people.  For not breaking the law.  In a hotel. In peacetime.  In fucking San Antonio.  And called an 11:30 pm formation to identify anyone who might have wandered off post.

One of the cadre said "in normal times you could have an orgy in the lobby and nobody would blink an eye.  Add covid and the world goes insane."

Son may be exaggerating but those 40 soldiers just kissed any army career hopes/advancement chances goodbye.

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