Changes

With coming home from VMworld, I got inspired to finally do what I have meant to do for awhile — separate my eclectic blog.  I have seen the problem for awhile that while my URL for this blog features network administration and virtualization the actual blog does not.  It used to until my Youtube career or . . . → Read More: Changes

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Done with Training – on with Server tasks

Today marked the third full week that I made it back from training. A lot has happened in that three weeks, such as a pipe letting go ruining the hardwood floors in my kitchen and dining room and my old computer finally giving up the ghost. I have since replaced the computer with a new one . . . → Read More: Done with Training – on with Server tasks

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Phase 2 of 96b Intel Analyst complete

Well the 96b Phase 2 is now complete.

I am definitely grateful for how well the operation of this class has gone for me at least. We had the first major class reduction on Friday. It was the Situational Development test, and it was intended to be the culmination of Phase 2 classes. About 1/3rd of class . . . → Read More: Phase 2 of 96b Intel Analyst complete

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First two weeks are done

No not according to the calendar… They are however done according to amount the material I was supposed to have endured and tested in that time. Two other soldiers and I finished the two week Phase I of the 96B10 course in 6 days (or a little over 42 hours). The . . . → Read More: First two weeks are done

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Week One done, five weeks to go

Week One of my Intel Analyst (96B10) at Ft. McCoy is complete.

I am back at home for the weekend on a pass. The class is going good so far I have almost completed the first two weeks of material in the first week (most done in the class so far), but will be assigned review work . . . → Read More: Week One done, five weeks to go

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I work for a great company…

I wanted to post something that I felt has to be said. They changed their policy to completely fund the difference between my salary and National Guard pay while away at National Guard training. Most employers stop where the law ends — the job is there when their employee returns and don’t discriminate against . . . → Read More: I work for a great company…

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Low Carb in the Army (or at least in Ft. McCoy)

First, I am by no means an expert in this topic yet, so take this post as a work in progress. Heck, I am just trying to do the best possible, and it’s a good thing that I am at Maintenance level of Atkins Diet. Two first observations, if you don’t like . . . → Read More: Low Carb in the Army (or at least in Ft. McCoy)

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Life in the Guard isn't all one weekend a month, and two weeks per year

I post previously that I rejoined the Guard. I rejoined as Military Intelligence Analyst (96b) not Infantry or Mortarman, but that also meant I needed to be retrained. According to the recruiter, the retraining course was supposed to be a 2 week course. That was not too bad, but of course recruiters lie . . . → Read More: Life in the Guard isn't all one weekend a month, and two weeks per year

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I rejoined the Guard

After seven years of being out after ETS’ing in 1998, this past Saturday I rejoined the Iowa National Guard. Specifically, I joined 185th Corps Support Battalion as a 96b, Intel Analyst — quite a difference from the Infantry grunt I played in a former life. I made tape by quite a bit, but I . . . → Read More: I rejoined the Guard

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