East Coast Tour - Day 3
Had an incredible visit at the Warrior Transition Command at Ft. Campbell yesterday. Have met with my key Advocate several times before but she set up our meeting with the entire Cadre of Transition Support Staff for the entire Battalion. They are very excited about supporting our potential activity at Bluegrass Station and now the developing requirements for Help Desk support at Ft. Knox. They were also very interested in the model we've established at the National Training Center, and the training we will be providing.
The Battalion has offered to provide a training center on base for Able Forces to set up a training center to support the Tranisiton Brigade FREE OF CHARGE. They are introducing Able Forces to the ACAP (Army Career and Alumni Program) on base. The program has available funding and resources that could support Able Forces program offerings. They have also iivited me to speak at the the upcoming March "Open House" which is a monthly "formation" for the entire transition Battalion (currently 570 WWs not including Cadre). Spent a wonderful afternoon at the VA Medical Center Huntsville with the Advocates we work with, whom Ive met with several times in the past. They're also very encouraged by the upcoming potential at Bluegrass and Ft. Knox, would like to assist us in setting up our training programs at the Medical Center. This was just a really great visit. Hung out with some Warriors waiting for appointments. Met an old 1st Sgt. that started his career with a tour in Viet Nam and ended his career with a tour in Iraq. Wonderful stories of the deployments in between. Man, I love this stuff!!!
OK, its the weekend. Leaving tomorrow for Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal.