Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Almost Three Years later

Still going strong. Moving to new Battalion This month and getting ready to deploy to Iraq or elsewhere when they decide.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Preparing to enter last week

Chaplain School is just about over. It has been challenging and educational. I have learned much regarding officer duty and chaplain ministry. We have had some great men of God lead our classes. We are the largest class that the school may have ever had, but at least since WW II.

I will graduate on Friday, August 28th, one week from today. It will be a bittersweet experience. I have missed home and family, but have made some relationships that had sharpened and molded me as a chaplain. It is good to be with other chaplains. The network of relationships will certainly continue into the future.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Finished Phase One

Tomorrow marks the completion of Phase 1. It has been a good two weeks. It took some adjustments being the new guy, but I earned the respect of my squad. We have had a full week. Several papers due, oral brief, two quizzes today. The next six weeks will mark more Chaplain specific training. We will be going to Fort Sumter and touring where the Civil War began. We had a class today that went over the historical nature of the battle at Fort Sumter. It was very interesting. I enjoy history.

Tomorrow is a group run and then I have a make up class on Memo writing. Over all things are good. I'll try to keep you posted on what is going on. If you have Facebook. I am posting daily on it.



Saturday, June 27, 2009

Arrived at Fort Jackson

Hey All!

I made it to Fort Jackson around 6:30 p.m. Central time, 7:30 p.m. here. Great drive. Alot of traffic. I already have answered prayer. I was hoping to get into Dozier Hall, because it is near the school house and they have a better kitchen for food preparation. I got in, YES!!!!!

I can actually cook on a cook top, it beats microwave summer food.

I also meet up with a guy that is in my Brigade from Chicago area right away. We went out and got a bite to eat. That was a God thing as well.

Tomorrow I'll get a chance to go to church and get acclimated. I have to meet up with our class leader at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night here in the lobby. I will find out then if I have to P.T. at 0600 on MOnday. We will have inprocessing on MOnday at 0730.

You all take care, until Later,


Monday, June 8, 2009

Blog back up and going: Preparing to head to Fort Jackson

I'm trying to get my house in order so I can be gone for two months. Keep me in prayer! Cleaning up and fixing stuff so Donna doesn't have to mess with anymore than necessary.

Keep posted as more information will be posted in up coming weeks.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday, January 28 Myers Briggs Personality Inventory training

Hello all. I am doing well. This morning we ran 2.6 miles. I made it, but I had to do a lot of positive self talk. I had an appointment with the Orthopedic department at the hospital to get my permanent profile on my left wrist. I was able to get it and they advised it should not effect my advancement. We did personality inventory training. I had gone through it before, but it was a good reminder.

Tomorrow I have my field service, so be in prayer around 1000 am. It is supposed to ran most the day so we will see how that goes. I only have one and half days and I wake up ( so they say in army training).

Take care and thanks for tracking with me in my quest,


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday, January 27 JAG training all day!

We had a attorney form JAG in today and taught us on several subjects. It was death by powerpoint. But I survived. I turned most of my equipment this evening. It makes for a reminder that this phase is about over. Looking forward to meeting Donna and Hope in Florida for a few days before returning to Illinois.

Take care,