1. Got a great note via email from a Soldier who spent some months on Rear Detachment working in our S-1 section. Poor guy lost part of his trigger finger in an accident which is why he was sent home early. Smart guy, which is why we put him in the S-1 shop, did a great job. Very proactive, took initiative and exerted his authority to a level two or three above what was expected for someone in his pay grade. Anyway, he thanked me for guiding him and giving him the opportunity to learn so much during that time. Little does he know, the opportunity wasn't by design, but I am glad that he took it as an opportunity to learn and grow as a Soldier instead of feeling put upon that he was asked to do something outside his MOS.
2. This is something that makes me scratch my head: why is it that I can't get into AKO using Firefox? I have to use Internet Explorer but then I get half-a-dozen certificate errors. I try and try to download the certificates, but every time I keep getting errors and have to tell IE to go ahead and go to AKO anyway. Strange.
3.I'm going to post about my running and anything I feel like discussing running-wise over here: Run with Jack Army. I want to keep this here blog primarily a Milblog with a smattering of current events/politics, particularly when I'm fully retired. Since I'm getting more and more into running and such, and wanting to blog about it more and more, I figured a blog focusing on running would be more appropriate. I'll let y'all that are checking in here know about some of the posts I'm putting up there, but not every single post, just the ones that I want more people to check out.