It looks like he's going to be stuck at 29 Palms for his next station, possibly lasting his entire enlistment. HA HA HA, I told him he didn't want to be a tank mechanic! That's what he gets for not listening to his older, wiser sister: life in the middle of a desert.
It was really good to hear from him. I can't believe I'm old enough to have a little brother who's 19 and in the Marine Corps. I'm so proud of him.