Leaving Fort Benning

Because Fort Benning now has a couple of brigade combat teams (from different divisions), the Army built a new deployment center at Lawson Army Airfield.  It's quite a nice facility and I think this is what Fort Carson wants to build at Peterson AFB for its Soldiers. 

We were fed a hot meal, hit the head, received some motivational speeches (mostly from Soldiers with no patch on their right arm), and boarded our World Airlines charter flight.

It was good to leave Fort Benning again, for the third time in my life, and 25 years since the last time.

The CONUS Replacement Center (CRC) actually was not a bad experience.  I just didn't need to be sleeping in the barracks again.  Once I get overseas, the CRC experience will just be another old memory that I choose not to recall very often.