Friday, October 25, 2013

Final day at Atterbury

My paperwork has been delayed,but it should be completed today, Friday 25 Oct. I am supposed to fly to Kuwait today, and then on to Afghanistan. We shall see.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Back at Atterbury for the fourth time

Flew from WashDC to Indianapolis on 19 Oct. Got the shuttle bus to Atterbury, went to the barracks. Started in-processing on Sunday 20 Oct. This time, the CVS (military) computer system had my name, so I got my military ID card. (applause). We finished by 11am Sunday, and I went to the chow hall. Got some fried chicken and baked fish. Army food never changes. Then I watched some TV, and went back to the barracks. The barracks is almost empty. only two other men in my section. I forgot to bring any towels, so I must go to WalMart and get some towels.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Well. I went to Camp Atterbury, and when I arrived, the Army could not do the processing. With no military ID card, you cannot do the processing. So I had to fly back to my residence in Alexandria, VA. The DEERS computer now has my record, so I can get the ID card. While I was eating a candy, one of my crowns popped off my tooth. So I had to see the dentist, and get a new crown. I had it installed last night. I have been enrolled at the processing, and I will fly back to Indianapolis on Saturday 19 Oct. Then I will start the processing again. Then back to Kuwait. I have done the process, once at Fort Bliss Tex, 5 times at Fort Benning, GA, and this will be the fourth time at Atterbury.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Paperwork foul-up

Guess what? There was a glitch in the paperwork. The man who used to handle the taskings, is not working due to the government shutdown. So my paperwork is held. So I must spend an extra week in the barracks in Camp Atterbury. At least I am on the payroll.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Day 1 at Atterbury

I checked in this morning. Began the paperwork. Cold, damp, rainy, generally miserable. I am still not in the Army computer system, so I cannot get a military identity card. Will start on it tomorrow morning.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

arrived at Atterbury

Back at Atterbury. I flew from Reagan National at 200pm, there were two members of congress on the flight. I told them that contractors do not get medical care at the bases in Afghanistan. The flight was ok, but the airplane is small. I got my luggage, and got the shuttle bus to Atterbury. Then I got my room assignment in the barracks. I wish the firm had budget for rental cars, and hotel. The next week will be like the previous times. I did the processing once at Fort Bliss, and five times at Fort Benning, and this is the third time at Atterbury. The army took the television out of the main hall :-( How sad. But I guess that I can cope with it. I took two more of the on-line army courses. On Sunday, I will meet at 0800, and begin the processing. The flight to Kuwait is on 11 Oct.