Ft. Lewis and North Ft. Lewis are divided between Interstate 5
I headed to morning formation in PTs, but didn't actually do PT…I had an appointment. After formation I headed to the gym and changed into civilian clothes. I then headed to North Ft. Lewis to the education center for my ACAP (Army Career and Alumni Program) VA Benefits I & II briefs. ACAP is a program every soldier that is leaving the army is required to do. It includes a number of briefs, I split mine into a variety of days to help pass the time I guess. This first day had a class from 0800 to 1200 then from 1300 to 1530. The topics were VA benefits available to us after we get out of the army. It was full of good information.
I found out at lunch time that North Ft. Lewis is pretty crazy. I was going to hit the Burger King at lunch, but there was no parking available at all and the drive through line was ridiculous. I ended up just going back to my parking spot and going to the "mini-subway" located in the education center building. Even though the line was long, they did a pretty good job of keeping it moving.
After the second brief I just headed home. I suppose I could have made it to the evening formation, but why? My squad leader already knew I was at ACAP today and the evening formation usually never has any useful information anyway.