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what's deployment like?
ganked from the 2005 Number 2 Issue of USAA Magazine:

1. Use 18 scoops of coffee per pot and let it sit for five to six hours before drinking.
2. Replace your garage door with a curtain.
3. Sleep on a cot in the garage.
4. Two hours after you've fallen asleep, have someone rip open the curtain, shine a flashlight in your eyes, and mumble, "Sorry, wrong cot."
5. Spread gravel throughout your house and yard.
6. Don't watch TV except for movies in the middle of the night. Have your family vote on which one to watch and then show a different one.
7. When you take a shower, wear flipflops and keep the lights off.
8. Sandbag the floor of your car to protect from mine blasts and fragmentation.
9. Have the paperboy give you a haircut.
10. Set your alarm to go off at random times during the night.

(Okay, I haven't experienced #4 yet, and we don't have to worry about #8 here in Kuwait [though we do go armed when we leave the camp]. But the gravel thing? That's accurate.)

i feel: amused amused

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beerhorse From: beerhorse Date: August 8th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Hey Tasha! I'm going to be moving and I have a TON of books I don't want to take with me. I thought maybe you and your coworkers over there might be interested in them. Do you know if there's a shipping discount or something to send stuff like that overseas? Any other suggestions? I have old magazines too, but they are really old and would probably be better served going to a school for collage projects.

bubbette From: bubbette Date: August 8th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
So, aside from the combat conditions, it's like life at Pennsic, right? (grin)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 9th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC) (base camp)
heh... The shopping and the night life leave a LOT to be desired. There's no Vlad's here. ;-)
3 trips or shoot the rapids