Long – Day 17
It felt like I was in Afghanistan a long time or at least it felt like a long time. The weird thing was that I spent four months in training and almost nine months deployed, but the longest part of the deployment was the four months of training. It seemed like everyday dragged on culminating toward the final day we would leave and go to Afghanistan.
Luckily, we had breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the time we were stuck at Camp Atterbury was like being stuck in slow motion. We trained on situations to help prepare us for our time in Afghanistan. Some of the training was useful, other training was a waste of time.
And meanwhile this California girl was stuck in one of the craziest winters in Indiana. There was snow on the ground from Christmas to sometime in February and then when the snow melted we were ankle deep in mud. When the snow returned near the end of training, I was so thankful for a frozen ground.
My parents and husband came to see me before I left. My parents met up with distant cousins from Indiana who took them all over Indianapolis, but I bet if you asked my dad what the best part was he might tell you it was making snow angels.
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