....just got back from the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Was there since March 1st doing our pre-deployment training. Man, what a desolate crap hole! No cell phone reception for anyone but AT&T, and the weather was wonkier than I remember it being during my 2007 rotation through there. It actually SNOWED on us while we were in 'the box'. I was like, "WTF?" So between the wildlife trying to kill my guys, and Geronimo kicking our asses, it was miserable; more-so than my last trip there. A couple things I've realized on this rotation through- 1. Geronimo is one badass mother****er - fourty of them took out half our 110-man company. I'm so ****ed in Afghanistan. 2. Geronimo doesn't play fair, so why should we? Stringing barbed-wire at chest level through trees around your COP apparently gets you in lots of trouble with the OCs, because you caused Geronimo to get hurt while they were taking pop shots at your guard positions. 3. Don't mess with the wild horses there; they tend to bite stupid Privates. 4. If its red, looks like a big ass ant, and squeaks at you, DON'T **** WITH IT! Its got a stinger! Turns out it was a Velvet Ant that stung him. I feel bad for the guy.... 5. Global Warming needs to now be called Global Cooling. I've seen no warming, just insane patterns of cooling. Especially here at Fort Campbell during the month of Feb.