Monday, June 8, 2009

MRX Planning

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! We are nine days and a wake-up away from getting out of Camp Atterbury. I've never wanted to go to a third world country so bad! We finished our civilian-military training. There was a lot of good material, but it was death by powerpoint. The best briefing was by a gentleman, John, who went to Helmand province with the UK. He's actually from Scotland and Scott and I got a chance to talk to him. When Scott and I return from Afghanistan we'll get in touch with John and give a presentation to the UK forces preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

We are now focusing on our final exercise. The first three missions are all engineer related, so we are pretty busy. It should be an okay time. Very different from Air Force exercises and it's a nice change of pace.

In other related news, all Air Force civil engineers except for fire fighters are now on a 1:1 dwell. That means six months deployed, six months home. Apparently taskings under this new schedule have already started to come down. It's very possible Scott and I could know about our next deployment before we return.

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