Originally Posted by Silverback7
Okay guys, I am really bored in Afghanistan during my free time. I have already tied a million flies, cleaned my weapon a billion times and read every single gun and hunting mag I can find-twice. Even been an attack dummy for the working dogs. Help me, Suggestions welcome.
I did almost 15 months in the combat zone in another time frame. So listen up as we both have been thru this game plane (or are going thru it).
* Never get bored!! AS IN NEVER!! When you get bored you loose the edge. Even if you gotta fill sandbags; keep your mind working at 110%.
* Learn to write a journal. It's well worth the time, and you'll enjoy it thirty years from now.
* No matter how well you keep your gear, you can make it better. Might be a life save next week.
Sad thing is that you guys are treated like high school kids over there with restriction after restriction. We did parties, and simply raised a lot of hell during slow times. Played music till dawn every night. Course we had beer! But there wasn't a female within forty klicks of my base camp! Developed the art of bar room brawling, and the first shirt loved it! But alas they took that away from us when we completely destroyed the batallion beer hall in about thirty minutes. After that my company was banned from going back to the rear to unwind.
It's time to submit a memborship in the VFW (if you need some help, email me). This will help you when you get outta that place, and kinda give you a heads up. Just remember you got the rest of your life ahead of you. My email address is always open to you