natemac82

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from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell

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    • 8 years ago

      natemac82
    • Blah

      8 years ago

      natemac82

      Another day in Afghanistan starts. Not a bad day. Just a day. Which might be even worse than a bad day... At least on a bad day something happens. I'm not trying to complain, and say that I wish all hell would break loose over here... I just get tired of the monotony. Now, if there was some other jobs that could be done, that might do the trick. I love being a Combat Engineer... Just that, when I was Military Police, there seemed to be a bigger variety of taskes for us on deployments... Maybe I'm just getting burned out on the whole warzone thing... This is my third time... No, I don't think its that... Just getting older? Growing jaded? I really can't put my finger on it... It doesn't have anything to do with missing my family. I do miss them... But, not in the way most people would. I don't know, its something in my brain, allows me to push all the home stuff to the side, like its not really me... As if it were someone else's life... I love my wife and kid, don't get me wrong... I just have other things I need to focus on right now. I don't have time for distractions. Fuck it. I don't know what's going on in my head, and as long as I can do my job, I don't care. Not to much longer in this shit-hole, and I'll be home again... Looking for some new work. Probably find my way back in this area again... Or somewhere similiar... Its the only line of work I know.

    • Dear Afghanistan... Did you miss me?

      8 years ago

      natemac82

      Well, Afghanistan hasn't changed much. Some improvements on the bases... My job has changed. My attitude has changed. Already butting heads with some of my higher ups. Idiots are idiots regardless of rank. Forgot how much I actually enjoyed the insanity and chaos of it all. I hate being away from the wife and kid, but at the same time I feel relaxed here. In a sick twisted way. Not much else to update... Just waiting for the bad guys to give me their worst... again. They haven't succeeded yet. Bring it.

    • At It Again

      8 years ago

      natemac82

      Well, tearing it up in the Third-World again... All expense paid trip to the Middle East? Sure, why not?

    • Just another day

      8 years ago

      natemac82

      So, I'm sitting here, using some actual free time... Spent the last couple weeks trying to train these kids for what's coming up... Can't believe I wasn't much older than these boys on my first trip into hell... Not that I hated it... If it wasn't for the wife and kid, I'd be looking forward to this deployment, more than I am now... I know I'm ready... But these young guys have no clue what they're getting into... Only time will tell...

    • Round 3 Part Duece

      9 years ago

      natemac82

      Heading back to the Middle East, to tear shit up. Time to get fucking dirty.

    • Last Day

      9 years ago

      natemac82

      So, I'm on my last day, before I have to leave my family for awhile... Not really feeling much of anything about it... I've managed to maintain an overall indifference to pretty much everything for the last few years. True, I will miss my wife and kid... My X box... Halo:Reach... And life in general, but its part of the job. The guys I'm rolling with know what they're doing, and I'm pretty fucking certain I can handle anything that this shit throws my way. Play time's over. Gotta get my game face on... again...

    • Hanging Out In Indiana

      9 years ago

      natemac82

      Wrapping up my weekish of spending time with my family in Indiana. Heading back to Wisconsin tomorrow. One week until I'm shut off from the rest of the world, to prep for Round 3. Trying to get my head in the game, but not lose focus of having a good time with the family.

    • Home

      9 years ago

      natemac82

      Ok, a bit late, but I'm finally back home. Good to see the wife and kid again. Still tired, and a bit jet lagged...

    • One More Day

      9 years ago

      natemac82

      Well, tomorrow, I'm out of Missouri! I really don't want to come back here... But, seeing how the two MOS's (Army jobs) I picked both do most of their training out of this terrible state, I'm pretty sure I'll get sucked back here again, in the next few years. But, I do know that I'll have at least one year of not having to worry about that... Actually, I think I prefer Afghanistan to Missouri... At least there's a reason for not having anything to do in Afghanistan... Plus, have you ever been to a strip joint in Missouri? *shudder* I've been through two combat tours... I've seen plenty. But nothing could have prepared me for that.

      Well, suppose I should go get ready for the last day of class. Run some training missions, play with the robots... It'll be fun. Get back and pack up for the trip home. Go see my wife and kid. Then, start packing again... Hey, it's all part of the job.

      To quote the great Tim Armstrong "See you in the pit!"

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