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    Default Afghan Countdown - Donut of Misery

    I found this on my work computer here in Afghanistan. I input my days so I can countdown until I leave this place.
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    I know a few people in the public sector who are counting the days until they can retire - this look like it could apply to them, too

    Hoping you are doing okay as you continue to count down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P00057870
    I know a few people in the public sector who are counting the days until they can retire - this look like it could apply to them, too

    Hoping you are doing okay as you continue to count down.
    That's a good idea, I think I'll do it for my retirement as well. That's a long ways away though. I have a little over 5 years before I can call it quits and go fishing all day.
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    "Dry heat"? I always hated that. It was 140 degrees when I landed at my FOB over there a few years back. "Dry heat" my @$$!!!

    Stay safe.

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    Smile I hear you!

    Master Sergeant,

    I'm out here in the STAN with you! I've been lurking in the shadows of the forum for quite awhile, too. Stay safe out there at BAF! I'm out west in Herat Province, Camp Stone. Only 1 more month to go before I'm home!

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    We are all hoping you both will be home safe and sound soon!

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    Default Almost Half Way Done

    I've been here a little over 5 months I have one month more before I go home for 15 days on R&R on 20 Oct. I missed my daughter's birthday this month but I bought her a brand new "girly" mountain bike to make up for it. She loved it. Let's see what plans my wife and daughter have of stuff to do for when I get home.
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    Do you find combat duty weird these days? My father & uncle served in WW2, and there was NOTHING like the commnication opportunities for them. My b-in-law was able to call regularly from Iraq. (When my sister saw a picture of him with a helmet, flak jacket, rifle, etc. under some famous Hussein monument, she thought, until he got thome, that it was "dress up" and that he didn't really go around like that. [Hey, at least she didn't go crazy worrying about him on that tour.]) Does your family worry more or less since they're in such (relatively) close contact? Do non-military folks seem to have a more or less accurate idea of the danger you're in because of the more open lines of communication? It's like you're straddling two worlds. I don't usuuallu use this word, but it seems surreal.

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    LaterBloomer,

    That's actually a good point about the differences. I know your question was addressed to CLEP101, so I won't hijack the thread, just add a bit myself since this is something I've thought about as well. I was able to call home every day thanks to my job. That was nice, but it also meant my wife got to hear the occasional rocket attack coming in. That was not so nice. We could also webcam, which was cool, except that time she saw me dive under a desk. Poor girl.

    To make things even stranger, I remember an article about twelve years back by a fighter pilot stationed in Italy in the late 90s. He wrote about how "surreal" it seemed to get up in the morning, have breakfast with his family, then go to work, get in a plane, kill people in Bosnia, and be home for dinner with his own family again -- something the people he had just killed would never do again.

    I'm not sure if it would be better that way, actually.

    CLEP101 -- enjoy your much-deserved R&R! I'm sure your family will have lots of things planned, all revolving around being as close to you as possible for as long as they can.
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    Goal: TESC BA Computer Science (switched from BSBA CIS)

    After completing all but 4 gen eds for the BSBA, in June 2013 I switched to BA CS to go full-STEM and due to life and career I am now slow-rolling it taking 1-2 courses per semester until complete. Current ETA Fall 2014.

    Completed:
    AAS Computer Science, CCAF
    CLEP: A&I Lit, CCM, College Math, Fin Acc, Marketing, Mgmt, Microecon
    DSST: Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance
    ALEKS: College Algebra, Trig, Stats
    Classes: ENC-102, LAW-201, ECO-111, ACC-102, LIB-495, COS-213, COS-241

    Next: Computer Architecture, Calc I

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    Wife & step-son pursuing state emergency management certification & Big 3 options.

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    7 days left to fly out of this crappy country and back to the good old U.S.A. (for 15 days at least) The mountains here finally got their snow caps. They went from an ugly brown color to a nice white/grey color.
    I'm trying to do the all of next month's forum posts and essays for my class so I don't have to worry about school while I'm home. So many books to read, so little time.
    Thanks for all the replies,
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    Civil War & Reconstruction, Rise & Fall of Soviet Union, History of Vietnam War, Intro Modern Middle East, Western Europe Since 1945, Drug and Alcohol, Here's to Your Hlth, Intro To Comp, Prin of Sup, Technical Writing, Prin of Physical Science I

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