Standing Down

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
~Ivy Baker Priest

This is going to be a short post. Mostly because as an officer, I have to be careful what I say.

Let’s just say that I’m very, very angry. Very.

And frustrated.

Less than 18 hours before I was to leave my house–and with my boarding pass in hand–I am now not going to South Korea.

Someone screwed up. Royally. The exercise I was going to be supporting is NEXT month. That is not what was told to the Reserve side. We even have documents to support this.

We are very lucky that I sent my travel itinerary to the fleet. That’s when they asked why I was coming now. Had this not happened, there would have been two Ensigns stuck at a South Korean airport with no ship (it’s not even near there!) to go to. That would have been interesting.

Now I get to try to pull off the greatest surprise ever (don’t spoil it if you know!).

However, I do believe I’m still scheduled to go to DINFOS (Defense Information School) the beginning of August but I’m waiting on confirmation from that. If I don’t go to the school, we’ll try the South Korea route again.

Never a dull moment in the military.

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12 thoughts on “Standing Down

  1. It is downright exhausting to get all geared up for something only to have the rug yanked out from under you. I hope the source of the miscommunication is found and, ah, communicated to in such a strong manner that this doesn’t happen again.

  2. “Be grateful for who you are.
    Be grateful for who you are to become.
    Be grateful for the boulders placed upon your path.
    For they are not obstacles but stepping stones on your
    journey of self-realization”
    ~Joe Keane

    There is a reason for everything even if we don’t know it. Enjoy your now time – give the Pyrs a belly rub!

  3. I have to say I am enjoying your blog. I do not think I have read a blog from a service member. lots of spouses but not the service member

  4. Pam… I consider myself first and foremost an active duty spouse. But… the officer thing comes into play every once in a while! Just wait until I go to the Sandbox… then it’ll be more of a service member blog!

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