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Tampa

Wow, it's been a week since I posted last. Most of the intervening time was spent going to and from Tampa for a JAG conference. We stayed at the Hyatt, which pleased me. The conference itself was "meh". The paralegal track was an afterthought, and I and a few others had complaints over how all the exercises were meant for Active Duty, not Reserve where we spend most of our time. The excuse? "We're trying to get you ready for deployment." This was after the Command Sergeant Major said that the new emphasis was garrison skills as Iraq and Afghanistan draw down. The training wasn't worthless, but it was in my opinion fatally one-sided. Furthermore, even if the emphasis was deployment, I have news for the paralegal school: paralegals do more than criminal law. How about FLIPLs (the paperwork when government property is lost or damaged) or family law? Lots of people get divorced while downrange, everyone knows that.

I saw none of the city. Ma'am and I got in late Thursday night. Friday night I saw zetasphere and Saturday night I wanted an evening to myself. There wasn't much close to the hotel, so I ate in the restaurant, then went upstairs and watched the first two episodes of "The Tudors". I watched episodes 3 and 4 tonight. I'd tried watching the series when I was in Kuwait, but the discs were too scratched up to be able to get through a single episode.

I came home to find that Steve had bought Ivan a stuffed rat that Ivan enjoys killing.

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desert_vixen
Jan. 25th, 2011 06:13 am (UTC)

I would imagine you guys do A LOT of FLIPLs down range.

Our unit just had one for damage to 2 five-tons. They're a pain in the ass.
kishiriadgr
Jan. 25th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
Exactly. The Paralegal School has this obsession with Article 15s. While there's a fuckload of those when you're downrange, there are a lot of other things too, FLIPLs being one.

Considering though that we only deploy about every 3 years, a number of us protested the emphasis on Active Duty. I'm guessing this is because the schoolhouse actually doesn't know Reserve law, so this is how they're covering their ignorance.
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