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

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Saturday, 22-Jan-2005 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark



22 January 2005:

Yesterday was one those kind of blah, homesick days in which I got very little accomplished. Went for a hard run in the afternoon, but that didn’t shake it off. So I ate a steak and 3 lobster tails—still no dice. So I call home and talked for about 1.5 hours and that did the trick. I do miss home. Got back to the office that night to an e-mail from the CJA’s office that said I need to vacate my office by 1300 on Monday. Keep in mind, I have trial on Wednesday. They have not plan to find me another office—internet hookup etc. I’ve jacked around since I got here—moved from space to space and had three computers substituted one after another—each taking about a half day to get set up on the network. But enough is enough. The JAG Corps is set up logistically in a way that works in peacetime when there are enough resources to go around—the controlling regulation requires the government (i.e.—the prosecutorial side of the house) to logistically support TDS. But when there aren’t enough resources, we get treated like redheaded step children. For example, in this case, the TC in this building has a palatial office. Was there any discussion of his moving or consolidating his office with someone else? No. So enough of this rant. I’ll continue as the situation develops—but as of Monday afternoon, I am homeless again.
However, as I was walking to the get my laundry, I heard a negligent discharge. (I know the sound, I thought I was back home last night). My suspicion was confirmed in the MP blotter this morning—M240, grazed someone’s face. So my day was a lot better than some soldier’s.

This morning, I got up at 0645 to run the SGM’s Run-a-Muk run. It was pouring rain, but ran anyway. . . another t-shirt for the kids. Spent the afternoon prepping an expert and inspecting bootlegged alcohol at the evidence locker.


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