Thursday, October 02, 2008

My New Yob!!!

No that is not my Halloween costume that is what I wear to work every day. I (Robert) recently got a job at Fort Riley, as I mentioned before that's the army base that is right next to the Junction. I am perform an essential duty in the the training process that our troops go through when they prepare to get deployed and go to Iraq and Afghanistan.  So you are probably asking yourself what is my job? Well, I get to play soldier every day. More especifially I get to play an Iraqi soldier. We basically go out on mission with the different teams preparing to deploy and act as Iraqi (or Afghani) soldiers who are out with the Americans on joint missions. If you didn't know what the army is doing now there is helping train the local armies on how to be soldiers. So they need people like to act as Iraqi and we get to lear a little of the language and pretend we dont speak english.  
There are also other people who get to dress up as civilians and they "live" in these faux Iraqi villages built out in the middle of nowhere in Fort Riley. So we go out to these villages in our Humvees and play out different scenarios, like getting shot at by insurgents hiding in a village, IED's exploding in the middle of the town, looking for information hidden in some one's house, or dealing with mobs protesting. So there it is in a nutshell that's my new job