Today, I donated blood for the first time in over six years.  This time was actually selfless, too.  I did not have anything to gain from doing it.

Last time I donated blood, I was still in tech school, and they told us that anyone who donated blood would not have to do Physical Training the following morning.  As one might imagine, that room was fairly packed with young troops looking for a valid reason to take a break.

I was honestly a little surprised that I was eligible to give blood.  I was not worried about the time I spent in England.  I was more concerned with the fact that I recently got the smallpox and anthrax vaccines.  They did not ask about the anthrax vaccine, though.  I was told enough time had passed after getting the smallpox vaccine.

I wonder how many people volunteered to give blood.  I saw a few colleagues show up as I was waiting my turn.  Hopefully, there was enough where it will not be difficult for the Blood Institute to come back out in a couple months.

Tonight, I will be supervising the younger troops.  Yay.  I just hope I do not have too many problems with my special troop tonight.  I am tired of dealing with him.  If he continues down this path he is headed down, he will be looking at the end of his military career very shortly.  I am tired of it, and I know my supervisor is getting tired of it.  I will have his backing if my troop goofs up tonight.  Hopefully, he got the hint after another troop got brought in for doing similar stupidity.  We shall see.

Another thing I may have to deal with tonight is paperwork on the troops.  Specifically, their training records and one troop's evaluation.  That is easy stuff, though.  Should be an easy night.  Should be.

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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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