February 01, 2005


I just have to say that our military community is so wonderful.

Today LTG Sanchez came to talk to us. He and other top dogs in USAREUR spoke about reintegration issues and gave quality information on the return of 1ID. When LTG Sanchez opened up the floor for questions, he even cracked a joke: "Heck, I'll even answer Abu Ghraib questions if you have them." I giggled loudly.

I had a question about the timeline for my husband switching units after the deployment, since he will make the move from armor to finance. LTG Sanchez gave me a good answer, but immediately after the briefing, several people came to follow up on my concerns. The rear detachment lieutenant colonel immediately started asking me how he could help, taking notes on a small pad of paper. The finance major and captain approached me, having recognized my last name and realizing I was talking about their lieutenant. The armor rear detachment commander also approached and made sure that I got the information I needed, and he quipped to the finance major that our armor unit isn't willing to lose a top LT, which was kind. It was amazing. So many people from so high up the chain of command were making sure that I was taken care of.

And the answers I got were very encouraging. I can't wait for my husband to get home from his current mission so I can put his/our worries to rest. I can't speak higher of the treatment I just received. Our Rear D exemplifies "no mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great." They're high speed.

Posted by Sarah at February 1, 2005 04:51 PM

That is how it should be. Too many REMFs in the past didn't grasp this concept, which is why they got the acronym. And it really isn't that difficult to do if you stay on top of things.

Posted by: Bunker at February 1, 2005 11:08 PM

That's awesome news. And I fully concur with Bunker.

My experience with finance people - especially finance people that used to serve in other branches - was always very good.

Posted by: Paulie at The Commons at February 2, 2005 02:22 PM

Good to hear, Sarah...remain strong.

Posted by: david at February 3, 2005 08:45 AM