Hello. My name is Mia. I was in the Coast Guard and the Army. I am now retired from the Army. My life has been a mix of military and civilian. Recently I moved and I rediscovered my journal I kept from when I went to Basic Training (Army) at Fort Jackson, SC . . . Or as it was commonly referred to as Relaxin’ Jackson.
As you read this entries keep in mind I went through Army Basic Training when I was 31 years old. In my class there were only two people who the same age as me. The next oldest person was in their early twenties. I was the same age as the Drill Sergeants and I had more formal education than most of them. At the time I held a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree. I had been a teacher and a professor at a university before I joined the Army. I was enlisting to be a 35P – Cryptologic Linguist. I had also been through one Basic already with the Coast Guard. I sort of knew what to expect. So, I was definitely not the normal.
I am older now and as I said retired.
My journal: It is written in the form of letters to a friend. I was one day going to send all the letters to them but I never did. I hope you find my journal as interesting and funny as I find it now. Enjoy!