So I get told last thursday that my name was on the top of the list for an upcoming IA to Iraq. Of course it's all tentative..they say this has a 95% chance. and "your going". So I ask when do I leave.."as early as the 5th". ok, I can rush this, but I can deal with it, just give me my orders.. I can work wonders with orders in my hands.. still no orders and today is the 30th... No idea exactly when I leave, no idea what my itinerary is,no clue if this is really going to happen.. theres about 17 plus of us in this wonderful limbo... ... here comes the grumpy old man in me... " After 18 and 1/2 years of being in, I have never seen such a Charlie Foxtrot of a Boondongle in my life"... Walmart needs to thank the Navy for making me drop $150 bones for a IA to who knows where and who knows when.