Tuesday, April 28, 2015
This week will be Army bicycle week. Last week, I thought I might be riding to the Pentagon tomorrow to ask them to reconsider turning down my re-enlistment.
No need for that trip. Re-enlistment got approved. And I need to re-enlist quickly so I can volunteer for a second annual training this summer.
So tomorrow I am going to ride to Fort Indiantown Gap and reenlist. Riding to Fort Indiantown Gap is 40 miles each way. I am going to leave it at nine in the morning and reenlist at noon. That should get me back to Lancaster in time to ride home from school with my son Nigel.
This weekend the 1st Battalion 70th Armor is having a reunion in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, about 70 miles away. On Saturday I will ride to Gettysburg, go to the reunion dinner, then ride home the next morning. With the other writing I will be doing this week I will ride more than 300 miles. I don't often get to ride that much and I don't usually have an army reason to ride so it will be fun to ride to stay in the army longer and then to see the guys I served with 40 years ago. I served with 70th armor in Colorado and in Germany between 1975 and 1979.
I'll try to get some reenlistment pictures tomorrow and reunion pictures on Saturday.