Rode about 5 miles today all over post stopping at all the new parks we found. Thankfully this little trail exists or else I wouldn’t have found an enjoyable ride to the Exchange when we feel like random lunch dates at subway in the food court!
My husband and I are debating on moving to Fort Lewis. I told him I was excited to do that so I could make some new friends. I told him I wanted to meet some Army wives! To my surprise he told me that he didn’t really want me getting to involved with the ones who live on base because he’s heard so many horror stories from his buddies and their wives. Apparently there are a lot of wives who hate the military and take it out on their husbands. There’s a lot of cheating going on. I’m totally new to this lifestyle and I hope these are just rumors. I want to make new friends who are going through the same things as me, but I don’t think I could be friends with women who cheat and disrespect the Army.
Is it really like this on the base? Or is he just nervous?
So apparently not only were we stationed at one of the shittiest Army stations when it comes to being a soldier, but when it comes to being a wife too because there are a shitton of drama crazy bitches out here. Cooooooool.
I auditioned for American Idol! Catch me on American Idol 2015 on Fox January 7-8 and see what happens! Follow me on instagram @desiritaflores to see my journey and if you have a twitter, follow me @desiritaflorita and I will follow back! (:
Does anyone in the fort lewis/tacoma/pierce county/seattle area want to be my acquaintance? I’m originally from CA, but have lived here previously for a bit and now I’m back. Anyways, i left my whole 3 friends there and now I’m lonely.
Any takers? No. K cool my dignity is now completely lost.
Teamwork and Training: BLM Arizona’s
Aravaipa Veteran Wildland Firefighter Crew assists military
With more than 100 fires burning across the Western U.S., it’s all hands on deck!
Federal, state, and local fire agencies from all over the country have joined forces with the military and firefighters from faraway places like Australia to put out multiple fires across the West.
BLM’s National Office of Fire and Aviation selected BLM Arizona’s Aravaipa Veteran Wildland Firefighter Crew to train soldiers at the Fort Lewis military base in Washington State to prepare them for firefighting and to provide their expertise on actual fires.
“The Aravaipa crew, composed mostly of military veterans and housed at U.S. Army Fort Huachuca, was selected because of its knowledge of wildland firefighting and ability to bridge the gap between fire and military communications,” said Gila District Manager Scott Feldhausen.
The Aravaipa Crew is one of a few select crews asked to train military soldiers to respond to fires in the Pacific Northwest.
The Aravaipa Crew provided training to the soldiers in fire behavior, safety, firefighting techniques, saw and swamping safety, and field exercises to practice the learned skills. After the training was complete, the crew led the soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team on the Mendocino Complex Fire to provide on the ground training on actual fires.
During severe fire seasons, the value of teamwork cannot be understated. The BLM is proud to be a part of that teamwork in protecting the American people and the resources we all value.