Camp Grayling FTX

Although we had a lot of down time, it was a good weekend. Every time I get to go shoot and use someone else’s ammo, it is a good thing! Here are some of the photos from the weekend. I am beat, but my stuff is unpacked and the laundry is almost done. Tomorrow, I trade in my ACU camouflage cover for my headset—presto! chango! back to being flight nurse Emily.

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Back of my ACU cover,
balanced on my M-16

We spent quite a lot of time either waiting for something or sitting through briefings. As we all know I have ADOBSO, I entertained myself with my iPhone and the camera. Made for some interesting photos.

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(l-r) LT McGee, CPT Sickles, LT Ludeman
On the range killing time

Took this photo while on the zero range our first full day out. I really enjoy having the opportunity to just sit and BS with the people in my unit. We have a lot in common, but come from a varied enough background that the conversation just flows.

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SPC Sarber—nap time
Army style

Well, the down time was utilized in different manners by all of us. Some were more creative than others. Yeah, I read a book (two actually). SPC Sarber decided he needed an improvised ‘shelter’ for his nap time. Even brought his own rug (poncho). We had milk and graham crackers for kindergarten snack right before this….oh, no, it was MRE crackers and peanut butter. Mmmmmmm

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Flight Nurses at the LZ
LT Wright & Me

LT Wright and I are both flight nurses in the civilian world, but for competing companies. It is great having the chance to sit and share flight stories. This photo was taken at the post MEDEVAC landing zone.

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First spring drive
with the top down!

Homeward Bound! It was such a beautiful day today that I finally was able to drop the top on Sylvia…and drive somewhere! Not a parking lot ‘topless’ video but an actual drive. Nothing like going 110 mph with the top down in my ACUs. Guess I shouldn’t represent the Army in such a dangerous and irresponsible way.

But I did win.

Volvos, no matter how new, suck -vs- Sylvia.

That was just for the record.

Well, it was a great weekend of Army training, but it is good to be home. I’m ready to get back up flying, but looks like the rain may be hitting us tomorrow. May be a day of paperwork after all. Guess every day can’t be a crazy adrenaline high.

Army FTX Flickr set here.

  1. U wish. lets get out on the flats and see who has enough under the hood. If i new we were racing i might have tried. Anyway it was fun to burn the carbon out.

  2. U wish. lets get out on the flats and see who has enough under the hood. If i new we were racing i might have tried. Anyway it was fun to burn the carbon out.

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