JAG-ged Edge
Trial Defense Services (TDS) Deployed
By: Andrew Efaw

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Sunday, 16-Jan-2005 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark

16 January 2005:

I have lots of new roommates. Theater is going through a phase right now called “the surge.” It’s basically a two or three month period when the old units leave and the new ones come in. There usually some overlap for the hand-off—and during that period, there are lots of people in theater. Prob. a good thing right now, given the upcoming elections in Iraq. Anyway, the military hospital, which you may remember is full service hospital made up of a bunch of interconnecting tents and is run by the Navy, is getting new people. The top brass showed up a couple of days ago, 3 O-6’s and their top NCO (still don’t have all those ranks figured out yet). They still have that undead look that you have the first week here until you adjust. I woke up this a.m. with snoring that was loud—unbelievably so. I noticed one of the O-6 tossing and turning at about 0800 this morning. I said to him, “Hey sir, you’re a doc, right?” He sits up and is like, “Yeah, what can I do for you?” I say, “Can you take out your NCO’s adnoids?” He smiled and pulled two ear plugs out of his ears and said, “That’s why I brought these.” Guess they’ve traveled together before.

When I finally dragged my sorry carcass out of bed this morning I went and played indoor for a couple of hours again. Twisted my ankle but not bad and it’s not my shoulder. But I’m definitely getting old.

In the afternoon, I worked on CGSC (Command and General Staff College) which I need to finish this year if I hope to get picked up for LTC. It’s a real time sucker though.

Went to church tonight. It was a kind of Episcopal/Lutheran service with Baptist hymns like Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus. The chaplain spoke about the interconnected between MLK and the Epiphany and evangelism. Couldn’t really follow it. Later, washed clothes in the wash trailer. I got one of those dryers that gets warm but the clothes never get dry. Two and a half hours later and many pages through my book . . . .

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