After 6 long months, most of us in the 1st BCT, 34th ID came to hate Camp Shelby in central Mississippi. Normally a miserable place, it was made worse by the passage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 just a month before we got there for mob training. We spent the next months hearing excuses for the poor state of the base with the endless mantra- "We had a hurricane here, ya know".
So color me surprised that apparently God hates Camp Shelby as well when I heard that a lightening strike injures 77. Of course it is only slightly more surprising that the Air Force was training outside. During inclement weather. Without air conditioning.