Off to the Sandbox

I'm in the Army National Guard as a 19K (tank crewman).? I leave Thursday for 6 months training:
5 months in the swamps in winter
1 month in the Desert

Then, we'll spend a month in Kuwait unpacking gear and getting acclimated.

Finally, we'll spend an estimated 12 months in Iraq.

I'll get to post occasionally here, but I doubt it will be too frequent.