Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: South Atlanta Suburbs
Retire Or Go To Iraq
For those who dont know I have been in the Air Force for 22 yrs. I was original suppose to go to Kuwait for 120 days. 2 days before I was suppose to leave it got changed to Baghdad Iraq for 179 days. I was OK with that. I was to leave tomorrow for combat skills training and come back here for 2 weeks then off to Iraq. I get a call at 830am and they say I am not coming back for 2 weeks. I am going straight over to Iraq after training.
I tell them I got household goods that I need to put in storage and there is not enough time in today to put my stuff in storage and my cars and bike in storage.
Bottom Line I been thinking about just putting in my paper work and retire. In about a month the promotion list comes out and thats a promotion I really wanted and I am pretty sure I will be on the list.
I can not just up and leave my stuff when I was suppose to come back and store everything. Sorry It seems like I am rambling but I been thinking for almost 4 hours on this and I just got a call and things can not be change so I can take care of my personnal affairs.
I really want that promotion but I cant just leave my stuff. Its all my stuff I have and I call it my life. My supervisor is tying to talk me out of it and I told I am tired of being told side A of somethig and not side B. There were people who knew I was going 30 days before I knew and that pissed me off but I got over it.
I called my mom and dad and they say do what I think is best for me but they really dont want me to go.
I am about to call and say I am submitting my paper work to retire. I have been through alot of emotional changes since I was told I was deploying.
Thanks for letting me vent ZX-10R.net. The best motorcycle forum on the net.
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Last edited by zx10x2; 05-18-2007 at 02:25 PM.