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Sexual Warfare - AITChapter Two : AITAfter completing Basic Training, I was put on yet another bus and shuttled down to Ft. Rucker, Alabama for AIT (Advanced Individual Training)--where soldiers learn the specifics of their soon-to-be job for the Army. I had signed up for 93P*, Army Aviation Operations Specialist. My recruiter told me I could go to Hawaii as a 93P and I thought that would be cool; and that's about all I knew about it--other than the obvious aviation aspect. Fort Rucker (Mother Rucker as some call it) is also where the 93C*, Air Traffic Controllers, did their training. These soldiers were assigned to the unit for much longer. I don't recall the exact time-frame, but I know some had been in the unit for close to a year and possibly longer.As I had mentioned before, my relationship with my parents grew substantially in basic training and they would come to visit me on weekends regularly. After driving from Louisiana to Alabama a few times, my dad decided to find a job closer
Sexual Warfare -Basic TrainingChapter One : Basic TrainingOne-by-one we piled onto a bus with our personal belongings in one bag and a military issued duffel bag filled with equipment and additional uniforms in another. This was it. The moment I was afraid of and excited about. Time for Basic Training. We were stuffed into the bus like sardines; bags on our laps, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder. It was hot, way too hot to sit so close to another person. The bus ride was maybe half an hour and my stomach was doing somersaults the entire time. The anticipation of what would happen next was unbearable. I wanted to get it over with. Then the bus stopped.Everything was quite and we all exchanged looks of inquiry--and a little fear. Then that distinctive Drill Sergeant hat appeared at the front of the bus. He immediately started yelling, "Move, move, move!" We all shuffled, many of us struggling with our bags. "Why did you pack so damn much, you think this is a vacation soldier?"The duffel bags were all thrown int
Sexual Warfare - IntroductionIntroductionThis is not the story of a brave, strong female soldier conquering impossible odds. I will not be sharing horror stories from war, where the enemy attempted to shoot me--or capture me. This is the story of an average young woman, from a small town in southern Louisiana, growing up in the uniform of a soldier.When I was sixteen, my parents were the enemy. Most of my time was spent on my computer because the process of me going out as a child involved calling parents and being sure I would be safe wherever I went. My father was strict. I can recall being told to do push-ups as my punishment, but I still don't remember why. I do remember kneeling in the living room with my arms held out straight, a failing report-card in one hand and tears staining my cheeks--it felt like my arm would fall off any minute. These militant-like methods of discipline came from the man who raised my father, no doubt.My pa-pau* was in the U.S. Navy. I can recall as a child that my brothers
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