September 23, 2019 1 min read


Less than a week since I checked in and I'm headed out to what's said to be the largest multi national force training in the past three decades.

Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) and Marine Warfare Exercise (MWX). Back then it was CAACs, Mojave Viper... so many acronyms, yet the mission remains the same. Train and stay ready for the upcoming fight. 

It’s past 0300, still waiting to leave... gotta love the timeline when you’re with the Marines.

Not gonna lie, excited but nervous at the same time. Headed back to my first duty station in the Navy to train for a couple months.

This time not as a young sailor, but now wearing these anchors, LEADING young sailors who I just met this past week. Looking forward to getting to know more about them and how I can be of service. I can't think of a better job than leading young men and women in taking care of our Marines.

I’m going to miss my little family but duty calls for now. My baby girl will soon walk. Hopefully my wife will be able to capture it on video so I can watch it over and over again.

She is the light of my life. All the BS from life goes away when I see her smile. These next two months will go by quickly, baby girl. Till then, be good and take it easy on Mommy.

I’ll see you all soon enough my loves!

Till then, #shieldupanchordown

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