Rosehill Academy

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Recovery and FRG

The last couple of days have basically been taken up with recovering from the weekend. Which means lots of sleep for us all. DC actually went to sleep at around 5 pm last night, and while he did wake up for a couple of hours around 8, he still went back to be easily. And Brian didn't keep me up until 1, which is always a blessing. Now, if only he'd let me clip his nails...

There was also an FRG meeting tonight. For those of you who haven't been indoctrinated into the life of a military spouse (yes, Nora, they do train us), FRG means Family Readiness Group. Dev says that "it's the wives club with a semi-official mission." And, he is right. FRG is a monthly meeting were the chain of command gives us any relevant information and we bring up any problems we may be having. In theory, it's a good thing. In practice... In non-deployment times, at least, it's waste of time unless you feel like being catty. I much prefer the Enlisted Wives Club, which is much more laid back and social, which FRG isn't allowed to be, for some bureaucratic reason.

Anyway, the meeting was pretty typical for an FRG meeting. There was a nice little brief on Iraq and the current situation there. We are not really being told anything, because of Operational Security. Therefore, I can't tell you anything. The little I know is enough to fill a thimble, and very little of that can be passed along.

Here's what I can tell you: There will be a deployment ceremony on June 11th. Apparently, they will have a few retirees from the last time the 509th was deployed in a war zone, WWII. He will be basically off from the 11th until he deploys. And I won't know he's gone until he doesn't come home for dinner, which will be very stressful, I think.

On a side note, Dev's trying on his new helmet. He looks like he has a mushroom on his head. I understand that it's a better helmet because it's stronger, lighter, and has "cushions that wick away moisture" (Dev seems thrilled by this), but it still looks funny.

I'll send you his mailing address as soon as I have it, which probably won't be until he's in Iraq. I'll also post a list of acceptable things you can send in care packages once I have it. I know some things you can't send, like porn and pork products, but a complete list will be helpful. And, FRG is setting up a website that will have the latest news, photos of the guys, and the like. I'll post it as soon as I get it.

And, that's all for today. If you have any questions, send them to me and I'll pass them along to Dev to get answers if I don't know off the top of my head.


Post a Comment

<< Home