One Year in the Army Nurse Corps, DNA x 3, and Tinfoil Lining in my Patrol Cap One Year in the Army Nurse Corps, DNA x 3, and Tinfoil Lining in my Patrol Cap - pg.2 | allnurses

One Year in the Army Nurse Corps, DNA x 3, and Tinfoil Lining in my Patrol Cap - page 2

In March I hit my one-year-in mark. Hooray! How are things going, you ask? Overall, not bad. I still work a lot of hours, and it's still probably too much (in others' opinions). The difference is... Read More

  1. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from CrufflerJJ
    Then again, there's always BOHICA.
    Hahaha... to which I always say, "BYOK." Ya know ... bring your own KY.
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    Quote from TheMediaLies
    Btw, I'm an ex soldier because I dont like living off a duffel bag
    Thank you for your service! Side note ... I fit in a duffel bag.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    Side note ... I fit in a duffel bag.
    Braggart!

    I fit in a deuce and a half.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    Thank you for your service! Side note ... I fit in a duffel bag.
    Haha! Me too! And HOOAH because here comes that PT Test! (BOHICA?)
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    Yeah, I'm taking my APFT on Monday. Woo! Hope I do okay ... I've been slacking on my PT since being very sick in February and March (stupid viral cough that would NOT go away for 5+ weeks, had to endure jokes about pertussis and kennel cough, hahaha).
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    Aww, that's no fun. I was going to take mine a few weeks back but ended up getting sick (and actually spiking a bona fide fever!) the night before I was supposed to take it. Hopefully you're off this weekend and can get some decent Army sleep?
    (Upon review, I believe the last 3 words of the above sentence are actually a contradiction in terms...)
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    I'm on call for SANE on Saturday, but I'm off Sunday, thank goodness! I should be able to get some rest.
  8. Visit  sierra117 profile page
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    Your write-up was entertaining to read - both making me smile and causing a slight crease in my brow. 14 years, Air Force and Army, both sides of the fence, more AFSCs and MOSs than I can count on one hand, combat & non-combat oriented. Your first year equates to 1/5th of the 'get used to [insert here]' aspect of military life. While challenging, it is also equally - and at times - even more so, rewarding. Don't be so quick to shun the PFCs and SFC's, etc., because as an officer, your primary job at all times is to set an example. Think back to your days as a civilian - first or new job, maybe not 100% of what you wanted to be doing, but you were doing it anyway. While their jobs may not be (real or perceived) on the same required education level as yours (mine), it is, more often than not, just as technical and stressful. Take a minute to remember what it was like to be in his/her shoes - and then treat them how you wished others would have treated you back in the day.

    Last note - congrats on volunteering for military service. It's for some, not for others. However, it is what you make it and with that being said, enjoy and challenge yourself - both personally & professionally - and take advantage of the many opportunities a military life has to offer.
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    Quote from sierra117
    Don't be so quick to shun the PFCs and SFC's, etc., because as an officer, your primary job at all times is to set an example. Think back to your days as a civilian - first or new job, maybe not 100% of what you wanted to be doing, but you were doing it anyway.
    Huh? Where am I "shunning" anyone? Still trying to figure this one out ... I have nothing but respect and admiration for my enlisted foks, and have said so. I work with some excellent medics, for example. I grew up around the military -- I know better than to judge someone by rank or MOS.
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    Quote from SoldierNurse22
    Haha! Me too! And HOOAH because here comes that PT Test! (BOHICA?)
    BOHICA - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!
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    Well, I can totally relate to this story. My harassing e-mails have me running all over the place from Fort Sam over to Lackland. And no one knows where the origin of the task is at --- so I go back and forth, and take names! lol
    So Army and AF both enjoy sending us out on wild goose chases. Fun Fun Fun
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    Ha -- at least my wild goose chase had a much smaller distance to cover, and much of it by phone.

    After I got it all straightened out again, I got an email Friday from our NCOIC with the subject line "MEDPROS." I'm like, great, now what??? DNA again? Nope, he just wanted to remind me that I'm 90 days out from needing my annual dental exam.
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    Quote from CrufflerJJ
    BOHICA - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!
    Trust me, you don't need to define BOHICA for me (unfortunately)!

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