Another beautiful day in California. It is really hard to believe how much down time there is at NMPS. It actually may be a full work day for Reservists who are mobilizing, but our Active duty IA group is not gainfully employed. For those active duty with the means, I would recommend bringing the family.
So far I have spent between 1 and 4 hours a day actually filling out forms or being processed through various stations. The uniform station was actually just a fitting for our Army uniforms, which will be available at my next stop. I did get a gas mask however.
On the good side the weather is beautiful, the sushi is good and inexpensive, there is plenty of time for exercise and excellent opportunities to talk with other servicemembers of various rates and occupations. You can certainly learn a lot about the Navy talking to folks outside your community.