#BookBuzz by BookAvolare
The year is 1994, and a young soldier has arrived to the 82nd Airborne Division for the first time. He understands that the Division is a prestigious and tough unit to be assigned to. What he doesn't understand is that the Division moves at 100 mph, and maintains this speed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Division tells the story of life on Ardennes Street, from the time the author arrived to when he finally left at the end of 2005, covering all the hardships and the realities that almost every person who has served in the Division has lived through or seen. If you are one of the thousands of paratroopers assigned to any of the nine infantry battalions in the Division from 1995 to 2005, you are guaranteed to relate to these daily moments and even laugh a few times. One thing you will agree by the time you finish Division is that ALL leaders better be on their A game if they expect to make it out of the 82nd successfully.
Nathan Aguinaga is a retired Master Sergeant who served 20 years Active Duty in the U.S. Army. He served as a Light Infantryman with additional skill identifiers as Airborne, Ranger, Jumpmaster, and Drill Sergeant. During his 20 years of service, Nathan has served three combat deployments to the Middle East which include Operation Desert Storm and two tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout his 20 years in the Army, Nathan's permanent duty stations included Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Fort Riley, Kansas, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, three tours at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and two oversees stations in Germany and Korea. Within these duty stations, Nathan deployed to numerous training exercises, and attended and graduated from several schools and leadership academies across the U.S. His units he was assigned to in the 82nd Airborne were also part of a quick reactionary force deployment to Panama, and a major humanitarian mission to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina Relief, all mentioned in his book Division. After retirement from the Army in 2010, Nathan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and a Master's Degree in Education Guidance Counseling. During the school year, he's a substitute teacher at his local middle and high school. Nathan is married to his wife Jessica and has a daughter in college and a son getting ready to graduate high school.