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?