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Day 141: PT Test For SSG Dillman

PT Test For SSG Dillman – July 8, 2011

One thing we need to get used to as a military family is change when it comes to moves. For the most part the military now stations people for three years. So people come and people go. Today at General Sarge HQ we’re starting a transition process as our good friend SSG Dillman, who was Ben’s recruiter, finishes off his time at the Newark, New York Recruiting Station. It’s hard to believe that three years have flown by, but today was SSG Dillman’s last day for active duty at the Recruiting Station here.

Day 141 PT Test For SSG Dillman 01
Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

Of course that also meant it was time for General Sarge to make a visit to the Recruiting Station in Newark to not only say so long, but also make sure SSG Dillman is in tip-top shape for his next station.

As you can see, General Sarge can really crack the whip here! One of the first things he did was bark out the order to SSG Dillman – “Drop and give me 20!” It’s also worth noting that General Sarge did not go easy on SSG Dillman at all.

He made him do one handed push ups!

All The Best At Fort Drum

SSG Dillman has become a great friend and support through the past number of months. We consider it an honor and a privilege to call him friend.

Day 14 - Checking In With SSG Dillman
Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

As of today SSG Dillman is on leave for a few weeks and then mid-August he will report for duty at Fort Drum, New York where he will train and lead a group of soldiers in the Infantry Division.

I know we will keep in touch and we wish SSG Dillman all the best and lots of safety as he reports to Fort Drum.

Army Strong - Ben with Recruiter Sgt Dillman 01
Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

Here at General Sarge HQ we all wish you the best and thank you for all your support through the process of helping make Ben the fine soldier he is today.

Through this journey you have been not only a supporter of Ben, but of our entire family, including spending time with my parents. You truly do exemplify a soldier committed to not only serving your country, but also encouraging fellow soldiers and their families in this journey.

Staying Army Strong!
Dr. Rus

13 thoughts on “Day 141: PT Test For SSG Dillman

    1. LOL! Yes indeed he can. Of course General Sarge also really likes SSG Dillman as he’s been a great support for us and all the future soldiers from our area.

    1. Hi Karen;

      Yes indeed on handed push ups. SSG Dillman was always bragging that he could do that so General Sarge wanted to make sure. LOL!

      Dr. Rus

    1. Hey Slappy;

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment encouraging our good friend SSG Dillman. As for me being a task master – Well – I had to make sure SSG Dillman is ready for his Commander at FT. Drum.

      Two paws up!
      Dr. Rus

  1. Best of luck to SSG Dillman! After surviving General Sarge’s fitness test, I’m sure your next assignment will be a piece of cake! Thank you soooo much for all you do!

  2. Many thanks to SSG Dillman for his contributions to the General Sarge site. We’ll miss you, but I’m sure we’ll get future updates from General Sarge.
    Wishing you a great new beginning at Fort Drum!

  3. We wish SSG Dillman all the best and I know that he will do fantastic things at Fort Drum. That is wonderful that he is close enough for a day drive is General Sarge needs to pay him a visit and “crack the whip” on his training in the future.

    1. Hi Janet;

      Hmmm – Now I hadn’t thought of the fact that I can drop in on SSG Dillman to check up on him. Thanks for the reminder and thanks for encouraging SSG Dillman as he heads out too.

      Two paws up!
      General Sarge

  4. One-handed pushups?? I couldn’t do that if I used SOMEBODY ELSE’S HAND!!! LOL Best of Luck to SSG Dillman from the spouse of a Retired Active Duty Servicemember 🙂

  5. All the best to SSG Dillman! You will be missed for sure! I know I have never met you, but I am a huge fan as I know you have done so much for General Sarge, Dr Rus and Family! I have been cheering for you every step of the way, and know you will be an awesome help to the families you will be supporting at Fort Drum. Stay Safe, and I can’t wait to hear about you again. Oh, and you can blame “bodynsoil” for the spot checks that General Sarge will be giving you from time to time!

  6. One handed push-ups…thanks for the motivation kick SSG Dillman! I know General Sarge gave you a good reference to your new Commander. 🙂 Best of luck to you at Ft. Drum and with your military career.

    SPC Tracy Bonzo
    (and PFC Buddy)

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