Military stuff – new stuff. And, would you look at that – a new pair of Danners! Normally I would not bother with cold weather boots, but they had these beauties only in my size. Thanks to a kind person signing a memo for me, I only had to pick up two duffel bags of gear instead of four. Staying in Bagram, I don’t see that I am going to have a real need for digging either a foxhole or a latrine pit. Since I am not a rifleman (nor a Marine) or a rollerblader there were a number of other items which I also skipped. Still, this stuff is heavy. Really heavy, especially the body armor when all the plates are inserted.
Somethings I get to keep if I am in theater more than 30 days. Others I might/might not get to keep. Then there are those things which I must return (body armor, weapon, you get the idea). I have no clue as to why t-shirts and socks come back, perhaps the rules will change once again before I leave the theater.
Tomorrow I turn back into an officer since I have ACUs, boots, hats, t-shirts and socks. It should stop all the questions of why am I in the military line. My advice to anyone heading this way is to bring one uniform and boots – I had been told I really didn’t need anything…..
Humidity and Temperature
It has been relatively hot here in rural Georgia. The windows don’t really open well. That leaves me with the choice of noisy A/C or even louder fan. I do seem to be spending a lot of time turning things on and off. Ms Blue Nose has been enjoying the start of the second shawl.