Terminal Lance #57 “Field Day Will Never Mean the Same Thing”
August 10, 2010
Field Day is a pretty rough subject in the Corps. It is congruent with long days, late nights, and often hazing. Field Day is a ritual of sorts, though. It is often the only thing people associate the garrison life with. I remember the first time I heard the word “Field Day,” I had no idea what I was in for. I really thought it was some kind of outdoor activity while I was in boot camp, until the first week was over anyway. Never did I think that my favorite childhood memory of school would forever be ruined by the prospect of cleaning.
Not just cleaning, but a horrific, mutated form of the creature. Cleaning on some kind of performance enhancing drug. Cleaning with such precision and to such an extreme that you don’t even know why you’re doing it anymore. Cleaning is not just something Marines are good at, they become experts at it with the reality of Field Day.
Anyway, enough about that nonsense. If you stroll onto the Terminal Lance Forum you’ll see a newly added ShoutBox on the index page, as well as a new Chat room feature at the top of the screen for registered members. I’ve spent a lot of time this week working on the site, I intend to add more features in the near future when I get the time. However, I will prelude to the fact that I am moving next week from Portland to the Bay Area. It will be a long(ish) journey, and I don’t expect to be able to update the site immediately after. Stay tuned though, I’ll let you all know the details when the time comes.