august was pretty rough, flew out from hawaii and 2 days later ended up in kuwait. in case you did'nt know it's about 130 ish there during the day and the plan that was briefed to us was that we would only train in the mornings and the just before sunset to lessen the suck. so of course that plan was thrown out of the window and i actually got to the point where i was tired of counting the medevac helos taking out people who were going down as heat casualties. you also have to keep in mind that were running around in this heat wearing 60 pounds of armor, weapons, ammo, radios and all that knickknacks we use for this job. of course kuwait gets worse, my laptop crashes. try finding a recovery disk in the middle of nowhere!!!!! so on we go into iraq. it instantly feels much better it's only like 115 degrees during the day ahhhh!!!! paradise. we slowly start getting situated and meeting the guys were replacing and all that kind of thing. they have us working with the iraqi police and doing other things, not the exciting job that we train for, kind of a let down for my guys. the base camp is nice and built up, ac in the rooms, burger king, pizza hut all kinds of things that i never had on the last deployment i was on, these jokers even have a swimming pool that is stocked with female air force types!!!! but alas it has been deemed off limits to us poor army infantrymen from our chain of command, god forbid we have some fun here. messed myself up pretty good sprinting down a hill into some concertina wire,(running in the dark is bad) that took 40 stitches to fix up, and in it's infinite depression my computer committed suicide by leaping from my 5 foot bunk to the ground below, gonna have to get a new one of those. outside the wire kinda reminds me of kabul, vbieds(car bombs) ieds and triggermen rolling about town, no hookups on my patrols, but saw some breezers yesterday morning but right as we got there they disappeared. rumor mill has it that more than a dozen of us from schofield have been hit since we've gotten here. anyways hope you guys are all getting your lines wet, been spending some of the evenings hanging out with noell aka fishnsldr at his hooch partaking in the tasty neerbeer talking story. good luck to you i'll have pics soon.