This morning I woke up at 0545 in order to get ready and go to our swimming PT with our NCOIC. Just as I was almost ready I got a call saying that our NCOIC was not coming and we were all to head to Trent Gym to work out instead. This was actually fine with me, just a little funny that our NCOIC didn't make it at all though. I did cardio and then worked a little extra on my abs. After that diagnostic PT test I realized even though I passed my sit-ups, it was not as easy as the run or the push-ups. I'm going to pay some extra attention to my abs until my real test.
After an hour workout we left back to our rooms for a 0900 work call. When I got to work I checked my email and then just watched some TV. I then helped PV2 Charlie get all setup with SkillPorts. Now he can start the ongoing process of SkillPorts. I made sure his first goal is to complete the A+ and Network+ portions. If he can get those done and then take a class here on post, the army will pay for his certification test after the class. This will bring him one step closer to having elevated privileges and able to do more to help with IMO stuff. Until then he'll just basically be a point of contact between the users and the help desk. He has a long way to go.
We setup for a meeting in the 8th Army building before I headed to lunch with Special K. After lunch we cleaned up and then I watched some more TV. I'm trying to let the new guys do as much as possible and just ask if they have questions. This is the best way for them to learn the job, but it can also be a little boring for me…especially when there's nothing on TV!
We cleaned up the office and ended up leaving a little late while waiting on our KATUSA to finish translating a document. We didn't want to just leave him in the office. We got out of there around 1730 and I headed to my room to eat dinner. I then watched a number of TV shows before calling it a night. Not much of an exciting day. I can feel "short timers" syndrome wanting to take hold of me. It's still a bit early for that, so I need to find something to keep me busy.