“I Wanted Chipotle for Lunch and I Left With a New Life Plan”
It’s Veterans Week so I’m sharing favorite posts from the past. Here’s Kaylee’s story from last year, with a quick catch-up first:
“So a year later and the biggest updates to my story are shortly after this interview, I realized that AIT Love TYPICALLY doesn’t work out. It didn’t for me so I am divorced now. I also got a car, so that’s made life easier, and I moved to a shop that is on shift work which means I have the most unpredictable schedule ever. I work four days on/two days off so the days I work are never the same and every 28 days we rotate hours as well. Right now I work 2200-0600. PT (Physical Training) is typically right after, and then I go to bed around 0800ish.. If I’m lucky and there’s not some last minute training or whatever.
Things have been chaotic these days, but I still feel like the Army is the best thing I have ever done and I’m grateful for all of the opportunities it has provided me since I joined.”
Thank you Kaylee. Army Strong!
Welcome to Veterans Week here at BPS! Every day I will introduce a fellow Veteran and share her service story.
Kaylee is my 19-year-old cousin and recent Army enlistee now stationed in Hawaii. What does a new soldier’s life look like in 2014? Can you tweet from your barracks? Do the Humvees have GPS on board? Is the chow hall gluten-free?
Let hear about this Brave New World!
Here is Kaylee’s story:
When did you enlist in the Army?
Originally I was enlisting early 2013 but I put it on hold for a year after getting engaged. I planned to join after our wedding in Summer, 2014 but things changed and we broke off the engagement. I was at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for Basic Training by the end of March, 2014.
Where were you living and why did…
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