Well, I packed all the gear they gave me last week at NMPS into a seabag last night and boarded a US Airways flight bright and early this morning. In just a few short hours I went from sunny, high 70's San Diego to snowy, 30's Philadelphia. After a (too quick) stop at The Continental in Old City Philly for one last good meal and several last beers we (Wade Vincent, Anesthesiologist, Gerald Gambala, CRNA, and myself) headed up the 95 into New Jersey. We found our berthing here and have had a chance to settle in. Our OIC and the rest of the team came around so we've now met most of the officer compliment of our group. Wade and I are roommates along with Christian Corwin, a colorectal surgeon and we start training tomorrow.
What kind of training?
ARMY TRAINING, SIR! (Sorry. I just had to get that out of the way)
So with the requisite Bill Murray line out of the way, sounds like the next few weeks will be interesting. More training on rights and responsibilities, weapons training, cultural training, etc. My main goal will be to stay warm and hope the DT's don't get too bad. (Just kidding!) Anyway, thanks to everyone following along for all the kind words and prayers! I'll be thinking of you all.
More to come!