Monday, February 24, 2014

Staff Duty…The Short Shift - (MedBoard: Joint Base Lewis-McChord) Day 262

This morning I didn’t have to go to the morning formation because I had staff duty at 0800. I slept in and eventually made my way into Ft. Lewis. I arrived at the staff duty desk about 0750. I pulled out my laptop and surfed the web for a while just browsing the news, then doing a little job search. There is some remodeling going on in the building and now the TV that was mounted on the wall is now on the staff duty desk, right next to where I was sitting. I spent a while just watching the morning news shows.

I ate my lunch at the staff duty desk, then I had to leave to my cognitive health class at 1300. Surprisingly my squad leader said I didn’t have to come back after the class…that was a nice surprise! Staff duty is such a waste of time and one of the many things I will not miss about the army. Thankfully today’s shift was only 4.5 hours instead of a 24 hour shift.

The cognitive health class was a lot more of the same as it has been the last couple of times. This was the last of the 3 classes and went a little over the hour time limit. The class focused a lot on mind over matter. We even did a little self hypnosis session near the end. After the class I drove home did schoolwork. When my wife came home we headed to the YMCA where I did a cardio workout on the elliptical.

Finally the end of the night had me as a guest on the “Tales From The Spacepod” podcast that I’ve mentioned in these journals from time to time. The were talking about underground bases and I spoke a little about my time in Korea working at CP Tango, the command center that is under a mountain!

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