Sounds like way too much fun. Are they still letting those units grow facial hair to "blend in" a little? I have pics of a friend of mine in a special forces unit there - full beard, afghan scarf, AK - almost looked like fun... almost.
I just saw your reply on here after I got the reply on my page. The way it's "supposed" to work is that you leave the reply on my page, at least that's my understanding of the system! Yeah man, my brother is a very cool guy and I'm sure would be more than happy to email you once he gets in and settled. PM me your military address and I'll have him send you something once I hear from him... his plane got delayed so he's not going to make it in until late tonight. At least he'll be home though! How long do you have before you ship out? Be safe over there, I'll keep you in my thoughts bro.
I hit the MOB site at the end of May. Should be in Afghanistan around the beginning of August. Congrats on the homecoming. We're part of embedded training teams. It will be a lot of outside the wire work. Basically, if they sleep in the dirt, we sleep in the dirt. If they're eating the lamb and rice, we're eating the lamb and rice. Several folks have suggested that we claim to be lactose intolerant and stay away from the dairy from the get-go.
HUUUUUUAH! How long do you still have in the States man? Stay safe over there dude! My brother finally comes back from Afghanistan (TOMORROW! YAY!) so I can't wait to see him again. Here's hoping you get to spend more time behind a desk than outside over there dude.
CPT, but The Adminshredder has declared all of Ss.o to be a no-hat, no-salute zone. I don't know where my team is heading except somewhere in Afghanistan. There's one team being sent to each of the main areas. We're embedded training teams, so we'll basically be shadowing our ANA counterparts except for periodic returns to the nearest FOB for resupply, etc.