I'm going in with the UV option which means i'll be in MCSF for 1.5 years before going to the fleet, i'm going to try my damndest to get into FAST at MCSF school which is the only deployable MCSF unit, so that means i'll eventually get to go to Iraq for those 1.5 years i'm in MCSF, but if I don't get into FAST then i'll be stuck in one place for those 1.5 years with no chance of deploying. My only fear is that I won't get the chance to go to Iraq and i'll get to my unit in the fleet as a senior lance coolie or a corporal without ever having been to Iraq while pretty much everyone else has... and who knows what the climate will be like 2 years from now and if units will still be actively deploying. I don't want to miss out on Iraq, I always hear stories about the guys who joined up during Desert Storm but by the time they actually got to the fleet the war was already over. I want to do MCSF and get all of that extra great training and experience, but I also don't want to miss out on going to Iraq. Any advice?