1. United States Air Force-Combat Communications
2. First off, my job is to travel to different parts of the world, pick a piece of land, and set up a communications network that will be the building block for an entire Air Base. Just in the last 20 months Iíve been to Iraq twice, Haiti, and now Afghanistan. So you can imagine that I donít show up and sit down at a desk. Me and my team of individuals rarely even have showers or bathrooms when we first show up, so the need to be able to have portable computing is a must. With the amount of clothes, equipment, and gear we have to lug around, having to lug around a heavy laptop bag is just insult to injury. I love the iLife apps Pages and Keynote. Pages lets me keep my Memorandums up-to-date easily, while Keynote gives me the ability to make beautiful training presentations taking the work-load off of me so I donít have to individually go to each person and train them. Instead I just flip open my iPad, sit a group of them down, and give a captivating presentation with visual representations to help them get a better understanding. Boredom also becomes a major factor when out in the middle of nowhere. I download just about every game that looks like it might be interesting to keep myself entertained through the grueling days.
3. You have to give it to Apple for their portability. Yeah, I have the wireless keyboard (and other accessories for it) but if push comes to shove itís nice to be able to throw the charger in my pocket, grab the iPad and go!