Saturday, April 22, 2006
Who Am I???
I guess there are people other than family and friends who are checking out my blog. So I guess I need to tell a bit about myself to fill you in, plus some of my family and friends might learn a thing or two about me.
1st off I am an American Military member currently serving in the ANG. Prior to that I was active duty AF from 86 to 90 and spent most of my time @ Elmendorf in Anchorage AK. That was fun and will make an interesting post someday. I currently have 14 years in w/ a 6 year break in service. While I am a milblogger I haven't really spent anytime in the sandbox, other than a 2 week tour right before 9/11 in Saudi and an overnite somewhere else after the war started. I have been fortunate to this point not to have been asked to go and to be busy enough stateside not to ask to go over.
I am married and my wife & I both enjoy traveling a bit, I have had the good fortune to travel extensively with the military mainly stateside and some overseas. Plus my wife and I have roadtripped a bit and recently did a week in the Virgin Islands. I enjoy traveling so much I truely relate to the line in Jimmy Buffett's "Son of a Sailor" and am a dreamer of dreams and traveling man.
I am a patriot and a community servant, I have been a volunteer firefighter since I was 16 and still enjoy it today. I believe in giving back to the community and wish more people would do the same. While I am not as active as I once was in the fire service I am still running calls and when the big one hits I am usually there. I might sleep in and not roll out on the small calls at 3am but if it's a big deal then I will drag myself out from under the covers and head out.
My other interests include reading, writing, drawing, photography, and firearms.
Hopefully this will shed some light on who I am and what I do to keep my sanity.