“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!

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Welcome to Veterans Week here at BPS!  Every day I will introduce a fellow Veteran and share her service story.

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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!

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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.

Kaylee and her family. Kenna, Karissa, Kaylee, Robert, Tracy and Kloe. Army Strong!

Where were you living and why did…

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