MIL So the wife left today.

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  1. aftershock-

    aftershock- rawr -.-

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    So today I got to feel what the spouse being left behind feels like. This will be my wife's first deployment to Iraq and hopefully her last. I must say being the one left behind is rough. She will be doing exactly what i was doing when i deployed back in 05, which is to be on a response team and provide security while EOD disarm's IED's, and mild convoy security mixed about. She'll be heading to Al Taqaddam. Hopefully the living conditions have improved a bit since I was there. Well keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She should be in country in a couple of days.
     
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  2. jmx2323

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    wow, hope she stays safe and you get through it ok
     
  3. Mangos

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    i thought women werent allowed in combat? :dunno:
     
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    Women aren't allowed in Combat Arms MOS's. However regardless of your job in Iraq you are in combat. Women are espically useful in Iraq for the searching of females at ECPs and on Convoys/Patrols for the searching of female detainees.
     
  5. aftershock-

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    Shes an MP, same as me. Women are allowed to be MP's, which in the field, is basically a combat mos
     
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    ahhh i see, loop hole :eek4:
     
  7. Ranger-AO

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

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    Hang in there, Aftershock. How long will she be deployed? Pace yourself - if it's a year, you will burn out long before the year is over if you worry about every phone call and knock at the door.
     
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    She'll be gone for 6-7 months. I'm already going crazy. First day is the hardest i heard though. Just gotta keep myself busy =\
     
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    you will make it, good luck to her, tell her not to take any steroids :wink:
     
  10. Pusan

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    My buddy is in TQ and the living there is easy.
     
  11. IEDJunky

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    WERD! Last time I was through there, they had moved the PX into the old chowhall...frozen steaks, Bubba burgers and 32" TV's. Candominums as far as the eye can see.

    P.S. The team on base there doesn't go north very often.
     
  12. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    asshole move here, comsec?
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    It's ok, he doesn't have any classified information posted, and if he did, the NSA would be on him like a fat chick on a twinkie.
     
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    Zombie Pornstar I'm cumming RAWL

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    dont turn into a whore
     
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    ...you don't get out much, do you?

    Do you know how many different teams are stationed there? no.

    Do I have a pretty good idea of which team she is going to be supporting? yes.

    Did I mention a specific unit or other detailed information? no.

    A cardinal direction is hardly opsec, especially with multiple units operating in 360 degree radius around a base.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    :nono: he said COMSEC...
     
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    Ain't I the azzhole.......
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  20. SouthernGirl117

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    Wow. I can't imagine how hard a situation like this would be. I really admire anyone in one like this. Best wishes to both you and your wife. I pray you both make it through this difficult time ok and that she stays safe out there. Both of you take care. How long will she be gone for? I hope the time goes by quickly.
     
  21. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    did you call the mistress over yet ?? :hsugh:
     
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    goodluck.
     
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    I was in TQ a couple years ago. I know for a fact tht it is much better yhan any other camps (I was a convoy corpsman). Good luck to you and the wife.
     
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    TQ is not that bad. Hopefully she can deal with the zillion dudes that will be scoping her out.
     
  25. aftershock-

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    Spoken with her a couple of times now. Shes doing alright and staying in the same shitty ass building that i lived in back in 2005 when i was there.
     

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