Saturday, October 16, 2010
Spent several hours today as part of a squad policing up garbage from a fenceline around a huge vehicle maintenance area. We're told this part of what every unit rotating through NTC/Ft Irwin is required to do as part of cleaning up after itself. Given that a lot of the plastic I was picking up disintegrated as soon as I handled it, I think someone just got their full-time troops out of a crap detail by having us do it. On the upside, at least I was able to treat someone for an allergic reaction to whatever plants half the trash was stuck in, making this the third day out of twenty-five here that I've done something related to being a medic. This kind of stuff makes looking at foot fungus during sick call almost exciting.