It’s been a long day – I woke at 0230h in Seattle, drove to Portland, flew to Minneapolis and then into Kansas City. Then drove onto post at Ft. Leavenworth, rendezvoused with the rest of the journalists present for the training, attended meetings, snagged some dinner during one meeting and had a quick historical tour.
Something pretty damn cool about walking the same streets stalked by Patton, Eisenhower, TR, MacArthur and many other greats through history. It made the hair stand up on my neck.
Time to catch a bit of sleep before a day of meetings and classroom time tomorrow. I’m hunkered up in the barracks, laptop on my lap, camera bag on the bed next to me.
It’s fascinating to work with a set of journalists – MSNBC, the BBC and several major networks are represented here. I’m kind of the lone – young – freelancer. Lots of different (and very strong) personalities.
It’ll be an interesting week.
Here are a few images from my brief time spent on post thus far. I’ve been here for less than five hours. You bet I’ve been taking pictures.
More updates will come as allowed.