I wish I had a better Fort Bragg orientation, or introduction to living on an Army base. There are so many things that I just don't understand about living here. Maybe it's that I am extremely aware of what's going on around me. The runway at Pope Air Force Base draws a line right over my house and I love, love, love seeing the airplanes fly so low over us. Chalk that up to having a pilot mom, obsessesed with anything with wings and a motor, and you'll find me running outside just to see the belly of a C-130 cruising right over me.
Take last Friday, for example. Every soldier I saw around base was wearing their dress uniforms. I'm sure there is a more technical name for these but basically they all looked like this:
Typically the soldiers always wear their ACU's on normal days around here. ACU's are Army Combat Uniforms. They look like this:
Obviously there is a lot I still need to learn around here. I'm getting more and more excited about having this life here at Fort Bragg but with my husband here. It's going to actually be a lot of fun. The latest (and by far greatest) rumor these days is that Gunnar's unit will redeploy back here in August! I hope like all hell that it's true, because I'd love to have a little bit of summer left to enjoy with him. I can't get the image of sitting on the patio, drinking cold beers, grilling some dinner, out of my head!