General discussion

Locked

ORDERS TO IRAQ

By FluxIt ·
Guys and Gals, I am taking orders to Iraq for 6 months to a year. I'll be providing combat repair and recovery of Marine Corps Aircraft. I'll be leaving early in 2005.

It is exciting as I can hear the Raiders March from Indiana Jones. I wonder what kind of adventures await me?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

24 total posts (Page 1 of 3)   01 | 02 | 03   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Best of luck

by Oz_Media In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

Stay safe !

Collapse -

Congratulations and God be with you.

by jardinier In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

and hopefully we will finally get some accurate, unbiased on-the-scene accounts of what the situation there really is.

I've never had the privilege of being a War Correspondent, and now I'm too old.

So it's over to you, MrMiami, to give us reports from the war front -- in between repairing aircraft computers of course.

Collapse -

Enjoy

by house In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

Good luck... break a leg! Joke.

I certainly hope that you keep in touch on your downtime.

Collapse -

Best of wishes

by awfernald In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

And stay safe!

Collapse -

Semper Fi

by BFilmFan In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

Keep your head down man, stay safe, come home with interesting stories and gifts from strange lands for friends and family.

Absolutely the best wishes on your safe return, from an old Amry grunt.

Collapse -

Semper Fi

by BFilmFan In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

Keep your head down man, stay safe, come home with interesting stories and gifts from strange lands for friends and family.

Absolutely the best wishes on your safe return, from an old Amry grunt.

Collapse -

It's not like the TV

by trockii In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

I was in Qatar from Nov 03- March 04. We lived in a tent city. 12-14 people per tent. We had sheets for walls, so there wasn't any privacy. We took 3 min showers, due to the lack of water in the desert. Sand gets in EVERYTHING. During the winter it got down to 50s. The day I arrived(nov 7) was 95. People think it doesn't rain there but I saw a storm. It only lasted about an hour, but flooded alot. Prepare to walk/march alot. Vehicles are limited and only brass get them. Food is bland because it has to be cooked with bottled water. Get used to wearing about 30-70 lbs of equipment (flak helmet and vest) everyday depending on your job. That's just what I had to endure in the AIR FORCE. Army and Marines have it much worse. I'm not trying to scare you just being real. Good luck and return home safely. And watch out for those camel spiders. lol

Collapse -

I salute your courage and efforts...

by TomSal In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

A friend of mine will be returning to Iraq come the new year as well -- he works with the US Navy Seals and his assignment is for 9 months.

Congratulations on new experiences and the adventure that you seek, but please...stay safe man.

God Bless.

And yes your fellow TR junkies will be expecting a full account of your "adventures" when you are able to report. :)

Collapse -

THANKS!

by FluxIt In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

I am excited about this. This opportunity opens up advancement to higher ranks for me. There is still alot to be completed; got to get a ton of shots, qual'd on weapons, force protection training, etc...

I have stepped up my physical training regiment. I am now running in combat boots and carrying a 11 lb pipe to simulate a rifle. I have been doing 80 push ups and 100 situps everyday. It may be a good idea to begin running with a weight vest. I am also brushing up on my technical specialty.

This is not my first time in the region. During Version 1, I was embarked on a aircraft carrier where flight deck temperatures hit 130 degrees during the day.

I am going to be the best prepared I can.

Collapse -

Are you in the military?

by mrafrohead In reply to ORDERS TO IRAQ

Are you in the military? Marines?

Back to Community Forum
24 total posts (Page 1 of 3)   01 | 02 | 03   Next

Related Forums