My name is SGT Troy Matthews.
I am married with three children, and a cool dog. I worked with WKQQ in the past with DeadAir Dennis, TNT Tilford & the Bob & Tom Show back in the late 90's.
When I am not playing Army, I am a recruiter for the Kentucky Army National Guard in Lexington, KY.
THINGS I LOVE:
Playing the drums, Lifting heavy things, Adult beverages, Concerts-That-Don't-Suck, and Anything that creates noise or chaos! Did I mention I mow my own lawn?
THINGS THAT MATTER MOST:
My awesome (3.9 GPA) wife and kids, WKQQ, the UFC and my dog.
THINGS I DISLIKE:
Hot weather, Clothing, Cheesy "rock" Bands, (the current list is too long), American Idol, Pizza that is too hot, beer that is ONE DEGREE to warm.
Questions I've gotten from WKQQ Rockers:
What do you do for the Army?
I am a Combat Engineer, who does route clearance and recon. (translated: I look for things that go boom, and remove them, or blow them up, and I hunt terrorists. If you're interested in a career in the 'Guard', click here: www.1800GOGUARD.com)
Do you ever get scared?
It would be great if you had a moment to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Rockers! Yo! Finally here in beautiful Afghanistan. I thought this place was arid, but it has rained a lot in the short time I've been here. Currently living out of a bag and moving around constantly. Very Army. Lol. We (our group) are in great spirits even though we move around a lot. Getting to see a lot of Afghanistan. Which is kind of cool. Meeting a bunch of really great Americans waiting to come home, all have a little piece of the puzzle of the operations going on over here. Im really impressed at the quality of food we have here compared to the last deployment. Some of the food is really exceptional. The gyms here have great equipment. Fitness is a BIG part of what we do, and its refreshing having top notch equipment to keep us in the best shape ever. I got to say at 40, I struggle from time to time, but its part of the job. So I get to work a little extra hard, which is fine by me. I like the challenge. I wish I had some really exciting news to share with you about combat, or anything cool, but everything is kind of chilled out right now. (we did spend some time in a bunker recently...) I do know it is all subject to change at a moments notice. We remain on a heightened alert wherever we go. If you slack off for a minute you will get owned. Our group pushes each other to be on top of our game. We all feed off each other to do better with each day that passes. Like I said in a previous post, we are not a special operations team, or anything out of the ordinary, but we can hold our own. Soon enough we will get settled into a rhythm and if time permits I will write more often. For now: all is quiet. And I am ok with that. Peace. 31 OUT!