Typical day began with early morning workouts followed by a 12 hour day, depending at the task at hand. As medical specialists for an infantry company we were required to maintain medical vehicles, inventory & manage mass amounts of supplies/equipment, screen patients for morning sick call, and keep our certifications current. We were required to keep the non-medical soldiers' skill levels current as well. Be it stateside boredom or overseas combat operations, we were responsible for the well-being of an entire platoon. I personally enjoyed working with the infantry soldiers and teaching them first aid skills. Through teaching, training, and going out on missions with those guys, I gained irreplaceable knowledge, hands-on experience, and personal pride. Those combined made it a very enjoyable, though difficult job.