It was a rather uneventful night.  The patrols were trying to catch someone drinking and driving, but were unsuccessful.  I view that as a good thing.  I am sure they will try again tonight.  They may or may not succeed.

I spent part of the evening filling out training records on a new troop.  His supervisor has been TDY, and I do not think he is coming back to flight any time soon.  His supervisor should have taken care of these records a while ago, but did not.  So, another supervisor and I are having to pick up his slack so his troops do not suffer for it.  The troop I was working with had more patience than I expected.  I went over quite a bit of stuff to see what we could sign off in his records.  I was pleased with the results.  I will be keeping an eye on him and a couple others that will be getting ready for their initial qualification evaluations in the next couple of weeks.

I keep hearing in the news about all the issues with Blackwater.  I know several people who got out of the military and almost immediately made plans to sign up with Blackwater.  Why would they want to go to Iraq? For the money that was offered.  I wonder if it was worth it.  Especially in light of the probe into the shootings of the Iraqi civilians.  Now there is a probe about them smuggling weapons into Iraq and selling them on the black market.  That worries me.  These guys are supposed to be providing security.  These recent accusations put their integrity, credibility, and trustworthiness on the line.  I wonder how far these allegations will reach.  I pray it is not far.

My partner last night was a bit weirded out about one of the radio stations I was listening to.  1000 AM.  I was listening to Coast to Coast AM.  It is a radio show that talks about ghosts, aliens, conspiracies, werewolves, bigfoot, etc.  I tune into it every now and again to get a good laugh.  There are a lot of strange people out there with interesting beliefs.

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About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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