So my reserve unit activated my platoon two weeks ago on Monday for OIF V. We're attached to 2/24 as the CEB platoon which is good to go. We're going to Iraq to blow down doors and help our infantry brothers light the ****ers up inside. Here comes the demoto part... Our approximate slated time for movement to the country is about 2 weeks into January 08. We arrived here at 29 Palms on Monday and have so far been sitting in 3rd LAR's barracks doing nothing but busy work so far with weeks of busy work ahead. We wake up for no reason, stay in uniform all day and into the night for no reason and for lack of communication. Today (Saturday), we woke up at 4am to walk to a 5 hour class that started at 5am. Guess what the class was on. STRESS. Then we had supply and admin crap (walk 3 miles with our flaks to exchange them for the new flak vest. Upon arrival, we discover that they are out of medium flaks, basically "thanks for coming 90% of you guys"). Our weekend unofficially began at around 1600 today when most of us non-rates simply decided to change over because our leadership was nowhere to be found. Sitting here at 1830, getting ready to go to the E club, word came around that company PT had just been scheduled for 0545 tomorrow. ...Sunday. We're PTing 7 days a week and have no off base libo privilages. Also, we don't rate walking anywhere on MAINSIDE without a buddy. I was reprimanded for walking to the chow hall (that we can SEE from our barracks) by myself. Never mind that most of us are 21+, attend college, and generally are self sufficient outside of the Corps. I'm sorry to rant, I just HATE workups that waste time. I'd rather be home and not be receiving pay (they skipped us on the 15th anyway). I'm sorry for the rant. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!