We have finally gotten put on Federal status - but it was much more painful than anyone expected. We were all bused off to our mobilization station before we actually had the orders in hand. When we got there, we found out that there was an issue of some sort between our State and the Federal government that prevented us from proceeding with our processing. So instead we sat in the barracks all day and variously slept, played video games, walked to and from the PX – total waste of time. The guys tried their best not to get bitter about it, since this is just the beginning of the process and their will be plenty more opportunities to be bitter about more consequential things.