It's a tough unit to get into and to stay in.
There is just a horrendous deer population in that area. We saw 30 deer every day.
The army has taken a serious paradigm shift. It is now training soldiers to be flexible and adaptive.
We want precise land locations, where an animal was shot.
Before I left, I thought we were only doing good for them. But when I got there, I realized if some force came in to our country and took over, even though they were doing it to help us out, I wouldn't be too happy either.
It's wait-and-see right now. We think Albertson's has not been doing a good job in this market, so we welcome a new operator that would enhance the business. That means more hours and more jobs for our members.
I feel that was the definite shift from being a child to being a man. That's where I grew up and realized this was not a game.
We're trying to monitor this as much as we can. It's always difficult, because we don't know if a big anti-union company is going to buy these stores. We will put pressure on whomever ends up buying them. It's an unfortunate fact in the grocery business that things are in flux.
We're hearing rumors at this point. We sent off a letter last week to the company demanding to know if the rumors are true, and if they're true, they need to bargain with us on the effect.
Without the Civil Air Patrol, I would have gone into the Army not knowing as much as I did. I was ahead of everyone else. It also helped form me as a leader.