I'm back. A Fellow Marine's cousin (also a Marine) died in Japan while on a training exercise a couple weeks ago. Corporal David Warren Smith. RIP I got promoted to LCpl. (pinned next drill hopefully) We find out for sure if we go to the sandbox next week. It will be our first deployment since the war started if we do go . So far I have heard that I "am not on the list to go" whatever that means. I still have to do some initial training while they are at 29 palms, (ie- MCT, MOS school) so that might be why. I don't know... it still kind of scares me. Anything happen here on the boards the past month?