I spent a year in Iraq as a tank crewman: 5 months in a no-frills company-sized base near Baghdad with daily action 5 months in a really nice battalion-sized base in southern Iraq with no action 1 month in an isolated platoon-sized outpost in the middle of the desert 1 month in transit between all the different places. We're talking about going to Afghanistan next. I have a pretty good idea of what Iraq's like from my tour over there, but I know next to nothing about the other sandbox. If it's relevant, I'm going over as a Cavalry Scout this time around. We're a RSTA squadron and train both dismounted and with humvees. What's the terrain like? The weather? The locals? The type of engagements? The living accommodations? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!