One of the many reasons I went quiet for a month was because I didn’t want to appear to be complaining all the time. I am trying to learn to be patient with Marine Corps but it just seems like the most dysfunctional organization ever.
For example we have been planing our move for next week. Jeremy is suppose to check out today (Friday). We were going take the weekend to say goodbye to friends and celebrate Jeremy’s birthday on Sunday. Then go to my parents’ on Monday and Tuesday to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. Then come back and do our express shipment that is schedule for June 5th. Hopefully the household goods (HHG) shipment would be within a couple of days after that so then we could go to Virginia to take Jeremy’s mom to Pennsylvania where his sister lives. Then we would come back and spend a week with my family before flying out. Yesterday (Thursday) though we get thrown a HUGE wrench. Our clearances were kicked back because my name wasn’t on his medical form. Now we have to wait for his absentee doctor to decide to come to work to have the form redone before we can send it back in. Once we send it in, it will take a few days to get have it cleared unless they find something else wrong. They told us to not cancel the express shipment so we could potentially be stuck here with no kitchen stuff or bedding. Great… Insert eye roll.
We also just found out that IPAC informed us wrong about me not needing a passport to go over there. Turns out I do need one. It will take 6-8 weeks to come in. So now either Jeremy’s order will be changed so we can fly later or he will go without me and I will follow along in a month or two.
Lately every time Jeremy calls me from work it feels like we have another set back. Now we have to refigure how we are going to see family. If we don’t have the clearances back in the next few days, he may need to go to Pennsylvania without me to see his family while I stay behind to oversea the HHG shipment. It wouldn’t be fair for him to skip his family only to see my family.
Yesterday though his shop threw him and Michael a going away party. It was at the bowling alley on base. I’ll miss the guys at his shop. They were a great group. They made Jeremy a shadow box out of an ammo can. I loved how it turned out.
Corporal Jeremy T. Stillwagon
IN RECOGNITION OF SERVICE AND DEDICATION WHILE ASSIGNED TO MALS-26 W/C 60C ABOARD MCAS NEW RIVER.
WHAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT YOU MARINE….. JUST KIDDING.
YOU HAVE DONE A LOT FOR THIS COMMAND WHETHER IT WAS DROPPING DIMES IN QA OR BWING APART OF THE MALS-26 COLOR GUARD. YOU HAVE BEEN THERE TO TAKE ANY CHALLENGE HEAD ON. NOW ITS TIME TO FACE A NEW CHALLENGE. THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST FACE IS TRYING TO ORDER RAMEN IN JAPANESE WITHOUT GETTING CHASED BY A PISSED OFF CHEF WIELDING A CLEVER. GOOD LUCK TO YOU MARINE AND THANK YOU FOR THE MANY LAUGHS.
WITH MUCH APPRECIATION AND THANKS,
THE MARINES OF W/C 60C