I'm sure no one is awake yet, but it is 7pm on 14 Sep right now here. I found a free wi-fi hotspot for internet in Popeye's on post. It's about a 2 mile walk from the barracks we have to stay in until Friday, then I go to my base and hopefully get my own room. I can't believe that it takes 4 days to do what should only take 1. Other than that, it's not bad here so far. I am learning alot about the Korean culture, and it's surprisingly kinda like I act sometimes. We have had to sleep in 3 different places so far since we got here b/c they can't seem to keep places unbooked including the barracks. The first night, I stayed in a hotel room on base, sharing the room with another guy, I had to sleep on the couch. That was weird. The second night, I had to sleep in a bay inside a FTX sleeping bay, which I shared with 20+ other guys. That wasn't bad. Tonight, and supposedly, for the rest of the week until I leave, I am sleeping in the barracks, sharing the room with 4 other guys. I CANNOT wait until Friday when I go to my base and get a room to myself. We have been wearing civilian clothes the whole time here. Tomorrow we start wearing our ACUs. I don't know why they had us wearing civilian clothes in the first place, but I won't complain. We have to wear ACUs for the next 2 days, then on Friday, I have to get back in civilian clothes to ride the bus to my base. Today we did a tour of a DMZ/Korean War museum. I learned alot just by going through that museum and reading, seeing, and watching how America actually began to occupy here. Very interesting that if USA did not intervene in the Korean War, they would still be fighting each other today. Just in 2 years, both the North and South sides invaded the whole peninsula and 2 different times, with the North invading 1st, then the South, then the North, then the South, then the North making it to the 38th parellel and having America intervening and bringing a armistice with the DMZ (demilitarization zone). You can tell that it wasn't a war that was ended, rather a war that was interrupted. I also found out yesterday that there will be another SSG 14J that will be going to the same place as me, and we are pretty much the only 2 going to our unit at the time that we are going. Supposedly, the only 2 jobs that I would do would be S-3 or Platoon Sergeant. Hopefully, I get Platoon Sergeant, or at least Squad Leader, because I have had no leadership positions since becoming an NCO, so I need the leadership time, otherwise, DA will never make me a SFC. I'm looking forward to the challenge and any missions or operations that I will obtain and I believe that I will excel extremely well and come out of this country well on my way to bigger and better things for my career, which hopefully leads to going AGR at GMD BDE. Sorry for the acronyms, that is very heavy in the Army. If you wanna know what the acronyms mean, just comment on this and I will tell you. Thanks, and God bless you all.

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