I can't tell you how awesome it is to see that statement in your log.
Like it's totally normal. Which to you, it is.
Getting accustomed to being around the tanks is kind of like how cadets get used to helicopters landing on the Plain 24/7. The first couple times watching one roll by/riding in one/seeing them shoot targets on the range is the most exciting thing ever, and then it becomes pretty routine. Although I must admit the excitement has yet to wear off for me!
I got to do all that as a cadet, too. They used to take us to Ft. Knox for a week to play with tanks and artillery. But I always knew I'd probably never ride in a tank again. Pretty much all of Buckner was "this is what the Army does, but you can't do it." Glad to see we've lifted most of the gender restrictions.
Although, I did get back in a tank as an LT. We did a "thunder run" show of force from Tuzla to Doboj when I was an A/S2 for an IN BN (attached from brigade, since I couldn't be assigned back then) in Bosnia. I often debriefed the tank CO from his missions, so when I asked my boss if I could see if he had a spare seat in a vehicle, the S2 was like "Whatever. Sure, go ahead." He was somewhat irritated that the CO let me go - the only staff rat that escaped the ops center that day. What was most interesting to me was that the Bosnians all noticed, too. I didn't think I was obviously female (hair up, ACH, flak vest...I used to get called "sir" a lot among the infantry bn I was attached to), but there was a lot of pointing and waving. It was a really amazing experience, in retrospect.
Those combat arms guys were all awesome. They shaped the way I viewed how things ought to work in the Army. Which sometimes caused me problems dealing with some of the intel types...sigh...