MIL Afghanistan on my horizon.....

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  1. Swoop411

    Swoop411 New Member

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    To start, this is no shit so fuck all the haters!

    I have been hounding my command to get me somewhere, anywhere, so I could get some action. I'm a combat photographer and when in the rear I tend to go stir crazy. I was slated to leave for Iraq in a couple weeks, then I get a bomb dropped in my lap so to speak. They want to send me out with Division instead, in Afghanistan.

    At first I was elated, then I got the mother of all emails. The GySgt I will be reporting to tells me "you better have your shit together, we're out of beds in the hospital". This isnt my first combat tour, but it has given me a moment of pause. Anyone here been, with Infantry specifically?

    I dont want the perspective of an Admin POG that never went outside the wire. I will be with an Infantry unit exclusively, no real down time to speak of really. I know the altitude is a mother fucker, and that you hump everywhere you go.

    I also know that it will be getting cold as shit when I get there. Beyond that I am delving into something completely different. I dont think I can take my Iraq experiences and compare them to the Afghanistan mountains.Any must have items to take along aside from the norm? I appreciate all positive feedback!
     
  2. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    they are pro's at stackin rocks
     
  3. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    IN for replies. :coolugh:

    I'll be going in 2010.
     
  4. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    [y]4VHKpGJX29s[/y]
     
  5. origin unknown

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    just try not to snag your nuts on concertina as you 'go outside' the wire
     
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    SoCaLlove New Member

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    Is that you, John Wayne?
     
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    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    you on pendleton? what unit is leaving?
     
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    have fun. we have a combat cameraman hanging out with us right now. he got some nice glamor shots of me today lol.
     
  10. Swoop411

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    Im at Miramar, but deploying with Division. Not sure which unit I will be attaching to since I am replacing a photog that was wounded.

    I intend to have lots of fun, but it's going to be a weird trip. The 12th I head to Al Asad in Iraq, then wait for my replacement to show up, then fly my happy ass to Afghanistan. Beyond that I have no clue where I am going at this point. Its weird because during my first enlistment everything was laid out Barney Style, now its so vague even the SNCOIC doesn't know all the details. They just say you are going somewhere, sometime, so pack everything today.
     
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    thanks for you guys making me e-famous
     
  12. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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  13. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Works for me, even in your quote. MWR blocking youtube?
     
  14. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Huh. I see it now but a few minutes ago it just gave me "this video is no longer available". :dunno:
     
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    uhhhh, make sure you got thermal undies i guess ? :dunno: its hot right now
     
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    Did 2 in a-stan, don't be so quick with the bravado. Get back safe Devil
     
  17. Need More RWHP

    Need More RWHP Got Horsepower?

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    :wavey: Howdy
     
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    Please go to Afghan and tell our story. We had three jourlanists come with us, one was jon krakauer and he was amazing, the other just printed shit about us on yahoo and the last one got fucked up. There is horrible war going on in Afghanistan, people need to know.
     

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