posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 09:55 PM
Most certainly! If at all possible, I will log on to ATS from time to time, I promise. And, with how fire safety conscious most military members
are, we seldom fight any raging fires, but we do get a lot of medical calls. My primary duties will leave me confined to the base, which i can tell
you is Ballad Air Base, approximatley 40 miles outside of Baghdad. No worries, there is no operational security issues with me telling you this. It
is mostly a medical mission, which also serves Iraqis and TCNs (third country nationals).
I'm not too worried, this will be my 3rd tour to Iraq, and my 7th tour to a "warzone". I can tell you first hand though, you only hear about the
bad stuff on the news, and most of it is hyped just a little. And in some cases I think some reporting has been questionable to say the least. But,
i don't know everything.
I will say this, the people I've met over there, well, they seem to me to be nice people. They are not that different from us at the core, and want
the same things we want, and both sides of the pond are struggling to find what it is we are looking for at times. seems to me we strive to find the
answers to the same questions, and get tripped up on minute details is all.