When I deployed to Iraq in 2005, I bought a little bit of army-related gear: multitool, flashlight, pistol holster and lanyard, binoculars, knife, etc. I also spent a fair bit on entertainment/comfort: laptop, portable DVD player, pillow, blanket, etc. I'm heading over to Afghanistan in a few months and lots of guys in my unit are talking about buying ACOGs, Dragonskin Body Armor, and other big-ticket items. I doubt most of them will follow through, though you never know. I'll probably just get a handful of things this time around. So, when you deployed to war, how much money did you spend on your own gear? Were your expenses related to entertainment or military?