Saturday, February 21, 2009
Saturday news and notes
Even the threat of a hard freeze last night did deter these azaleas from bursting into bloom this morning. Hard to believe it's February 21.
It's been pretty quiet in Ft. Bragg with the exception of the constant training that 2nd Brigade is undergoing. Everyone has been busy, which makes the countdown calendar go by a bit quicker.
The brigade surgeon says SGT Mark's leg issues may be lifelong and not to look for a civilian job that requires a lot of standing. I have read that as many as 250,000 soldiers and Marines are not deployable because of foot, leg, knee and hip issues.
There won't be much of an All-American week this year at Bragg since Division will be deployed to Afghanistan. The Division run with about 15,000 soldiers is the highlight and 82nd Airborne vets from around the country come for the activities. This happened in 2007 when the entire division was gone. 2nd Brigade will have its own version, I'm sure.
Posted by Airborne dad at 10:08 AM