341-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars
December 6th, 2552 – Survival training
Escape Pilot Kat James Reporting
Way back when I’d volunteered for the Vision Project, my fellow convicts and were assigned to an abbreviated training program based on the work we’d be expected to do. We learned to march and run, mostly because it tired us out and made us more cooperative. We learned basic drills but our survival training was more along the lines of how to survive being isolated, or crashing in a hostile environment.
It was also a way of weeding us out to chose the most likely to survive, but the training was about holding on until we could be picked up – we are now learning the military version which is surviving on your own until your people can pick you up all the while avoiding being picked up by enemy forces.
This is now the reality we’re dealing with – but our allies are very different than we are and our enemies are a lot more powerful. So now instead of setting off a beacon we need to leave a trail of breadcrumbs that our people can find but the enemy will overlook and even if they find them, they’ll have no way of knowing what it means.
Oddly my criminal past comes into play here because there were times I needed to avoid being picked up and working on blending into the background and not attracting attention.
The interesting thing is the fact that we are all sharing knowledge now, and Askir and Almir seem to be very, very helpful on this front. They are used to blending in – and avoiding our medical people.
Tower told me not to worry about it, but he knows that is only going to make me more curious.
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