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First Deployment...Have some questions

Discussion in 'Military' started by 68Whiskey, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. 68Whiskey

    68Whiskey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips on making friends and not being able to save anyone. As much as I hate to think like that its the sad truth and the purpose of Triage. All i know so far is im going to Kandahar thats it ... for Opsec i dont know when or for how long or from where:cool:

    Totally didnt even think of a headlamp , I have one from night BAS drills that i might have to bring , already bringing an Ipod

    The army rules are pretty lax you just cant specific dates or names of people deploying. The Army times publishes which units are deploying in which month/year so yeah...


    OMG i never new about ZOO mag ... You are my hero!
    Yeah nailed it on Fayetteville broadcasting eerything lol . Thanks for the pointers on electronics

    Yup Army Times is a dead giveaway... shoot civilians even know weeks before we do

    Being at Bragg i see all you Special Forces people everywhere , im trying to network with local PAs , MEDOs , and flight surgeons right now its its going quite well. We did do a tissue lab but It happened before i PCS'd here . Our AIT does shaft us but we did learn IO procedures to the Sternum but not the leg , other than that its TQs and Combat Gauze .... I guess ill just have to learn from who I can and have confidence in what I do and hope my soldiers have faith in me.

    All the Way!!

    In our unit we say "Get After It" lol
     
  2. GIJared

    GIJared FNG

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    Bring half as much stuff as you think you'll need, then take less. Obviously don't skimp on the essentials(socks, underwear), but if you're really busy, you're just gonna have a lot of shit in your room you never use that you have to pack/carry back.
     
  3. burnt_tiger

    burnt_tiger Well-Known Member

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    viper 5900 automatic start/alarm, pioneer avic-d3 indash gps UWS black truck box black tube steps, blue sea fuse block wet okoles console vault AFE oil free drop in air filter. hose clamp mod 5% tint Cobra 75 CB
    alot of people have commented on comfort items but you need to make sure your kit is squared away. that may mean getting a new aid bag that is bigger and better organized, new mag pouches, surefire for your m4, new drop leg holster, ect, ect. Remember there is better gear out there.

    get oakley eyepro (maybe 2 because you dont have time to change lenses sometimes)
    comfy earpro (get a second backup set that has the plastic line attaching em and keep them attached to your k-pot so you can take em out fast and not lose em)
    GOOD gloves
    and good boots!!! cant stress this enough!!! I like the 5.11 HRT series,nice and light. Oakly is good too.
    i would recomend looking into getting some FR underarmour or some other brands of FR clothing. (FR boxers/shirt saved my ass)

    get someone to stand by and mail all the comfort stuff to you when you get a APO address. You will live and die by the quality of your gear, even worse others will to.
     
  4. ross123

    ross123 Well-Known Member

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    if your gunna stay at KAF just blast your self in the face now. ive been here for a few weeks waiting to go home. and id rather be at my site where there's no running water or food besides MRE's and Halals.
     
  5. KAWAIANIANI

    KAWAIANIANI Well-Known Member

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    Weather tech stone deflector, Craven speed stubby antennae,DTLT and rear O2 Sims, URD Y pipe, 40 series flowmaster w/ 3" piping. Urd maf calibrator, TRD supercharger, TRD CAI.
    Thank you for your service, be safe and make the best of it. As a former vet from storm, despite what is going on I meet the greatest people, had some of the best experiences and been places that I never though in my wildest dreams I would go to. You are begining a great/honorable journey in your life.
     
  6. GIJared

    GIJared FNG

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    Try 11 months in this shithole. Frankly, its a miracle I haven't blasted myself in the face. 3 more weeks...
     
  7. ross123

    ross123 Well-Known Member

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    you must be one of the many 101 dudes running around here. yeah i know you guys are leaving the same time we are.
     
  8. 05TacoSr5

    05TacoSr5 Well-Known Member

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    Make doubly sure your Will is updated. I work in the Personal Property and I've seen enough family feuds at delivery because the Will wasn't updated.
     
  9. 05TacoSr5

    05TacoSr5 Well-Known Member

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    X2 on what he said.
     
  10. Murph

    Murph ski-doo ride the best screw the rest!

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    If you want some awesome gloves in your life get these!
    http://www.opticsplanet.net/blackhawk-hellstorm-fury-commando-with-kevlar-gloves.html

    Mine have lasted a 12month deployment in Iraq and 2 years in garrison field training.

    You should ask and see if your unit will allow you to wear Merrell hiking boots.
    http://www.basspro.com/Merrell-reg-...port-Mid-Hiker-for-Men/product/10221255/91326

    If not I highly suggest the Oakley boots there fantastic.
    I like this for my magazines http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Stacke...TF8&coliid=I24S0MKPDL2A48&colid=2KOLCS2GUDDQW

    Get this for your i pod!!! http://www.amazon.com/PELICAN-1015-...TF8&coliid=I3BD4717U45NJP&colid=2KOLCS2GUDDQW
     
  11. coffeesnob

    coffeesnob Well-Known Member

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    good luck and God Bless...The govt should supply you guys with some of those little extras, I'm tired of all the bloated wages the fat cats in washington get while the men and women who do all the nasty work get crapped on.
     
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