I start guard duty tomorrow morning at 0800. I’m really nervous about it, but I know it’ll all be okay. The hours are even worse than I expected. I am not allowed to leave the compound during the two days that I am on duty. After a shift I head from the guard shack to the compound and sleep, eat, relax, etc there. Cell phone reception out there is really bad so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to talk to my family or my friends while I’m there for the two days. After I get off, I have the next two days completely off and I am allowed to leave the compound and come back to the barracks.
Some of the rules that are set forth are pretty bad, but it isn’t anything that I can’t handle.
Those are just the main rules. Tomorrow I have classes all day and Sunday I sit in a shift, unarmed for just that one, to learn the ropes. Monday I think I have to start checking in to the battalion as I didn’t do that today.
This could be real interesting.