Originally Posted by TacomaG26
Yea I agree some of this is OPSEC by Air Force reg, im not out to bash just cover your back.....as far as the depoloyment take some things to read, Guns and Ammo Car and Driver what ever you like. and be safe...
Originally Posted by Mr. Brown
Not sure about Army regulations, but isnt some of the stuff in the first post OPSEC? Not trying to flame, just watching your back.
NONE of this is OPSEC related. This is all common knowledge that 82nd is deploying soon. You can find that out on any news channel around Fayettville. He did not give a date, 5 weeks is broad enough to say, and what makes you think that he is honest about the whole 5 week thing anyway?
OP you are good to go with this post.
You should bring a box of ziplock baggies for all your electronics. The sand gets into everything and ruins it. As for the pillow and sheets, IMHO I think you should have someone send you that stuff in a package, as you already have a ton of stuff to carry. My recommendation is that you pack light suck it up for the first month or so, then have your family send you comfy stuff, but def bring your laptop, hard drive, MP3 player, good flip flops for shower shoes, as many cream t-shirts, socks, and underwear as possible, and a good watch. Afcrackistan is pretty built up now, so there is a lot of stuff you can buy at the PX. Also there are things that the unit you are replacing will be trying to sell to you as they won't want to bring it back with them, ex. tv's, dvd players... Keep your head up and your ass down. You will be fine, it is an experience noone will ever be able to take away from you!
And thanks for your Service!