I'm halfway through a guest OCT rotation at JRTC in Fort Polk, LA. I came here to grade/mentor a Sapper Company... Instead I get stuck with a company of Ohio Nat Guard horizontal construction engineers... FML.
In the mean time I've been calling up UXOs I keep finding around their camp.
Spent the past few days on and off replacing my valve cover gaskets. Took the time to repaint the peeling covers too. Had to drill out 5 bolts though, huge pain in the ass. Hopefully the gaskets hold...
Just returned from taking my Company on a 10 day field exercise. The focus was how vertical construction engineers can contribute to the 48 hour defense... highlight was using chainsaws and a BHL to create abatis from "trees" (telephone poles).
completed Abatis with vehicle ditch on either side
stage 4 fighting position... real world would include far more earth on roof
Vertical guys really don't get to do the sexy stuff like the Sappers or dozer driver, so I tried to organize this training event around getting them more tactical training.
I'd argue that Celsius is a less intuitive scale than Fahrenheit for the reason that F has a more "degrees" of measurement. Additionally, Celsius is a converted temperature, not a measured temperature. I suppose we can all compromise and convert to Kelvin