So what can anyone tell me that the recruiters and Army propaganda won't? My little background: I'm prior service Air Force, served as a 2A031C Avionics Sensor Tech. Backshop stuff, all of it dull. Four years later, I want back in, but I wanted something with some more... excitement, if that's the proper word. I've gathered that scouts get to use some pretty awesome guns and vehicles, are the first ones on the battlefield (listening to various branches/jobs, you'd think everyone dropped on the field all at once). Scouts also serve in demolition and anti-armor capacities on occasion. But foremost, they're the eyes and ears of the commander on the field. That said, I'm confused how scouts fit into the picture with the war going on now. Watching the Army videos, they show scouts in a more traditional combat role. Varying terrain, forests, fields, water, etc. When I get deployed, I imagine it will be to a sandbox somewhere. How does a scout function there? Or do they just get relegated to patrols and housekeeping like everyone else? Or am I totally off base about how things work over there? Outside of my concerns, I'd appreciate any stories, experiences, or advice anyone can share. Especially about the spur ride (I believe that's what it's called) I'd definitely like to know more about that. Thanks guys!