MIL Well, up for my 1st deployment...

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  1. Eugene Wildwood

    Eugene Wildwood Foxbody for life!

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    Supposedly going to Balad, Iraq in May. Going to be my first deployment..woohoo...

    Kinda nervous mainly b/c I have no idea as to whats going on. I got cross leveled into a different unit and don't know anyone.
     
  2. FATBOY

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    balad is crap. too many people with no jobs walking around telling you how to wear a uniform and such. i hate it with a passion there.
     
  3. Eugene Wildwood

    Eugene Wildwood Foxbody for life!

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    Aviation maintenance so hopefully I can hide away in the hanger all day.
     
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    Until you have to go to and from work from H-6 (AF housing). When at H-6 you either wear a uniform or the PT uniform. At night you have wear a reflective belt when in DCU/ABU. Stuff like that. You will see what I am talking about when you get there, unless they change it. Balad is nothing more that a foward rear garrison base.


    edit: I just remembered that Aviation Maint wear reflective belts on the flightline all day, so that should come as no surprise.
     
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    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    my FOB is like that also. I swear they think that this isn't iraq or something.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    must be nice
     
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    Going to victory or liberty in december. :wavey:
     
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    liberty OT meat? :mamoru:
     
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    Balad is hell just because they think it's playtime there or something. No sir, I didn't put on my reflective belt or turn on my headlights before I took my Kawasaki Mule on the 1 hour trek around the edge of the base to get from a construction project to the call center. I don't have a death wish. Stupid FP duty. Run, run far away.
     

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