Posted on May 16, 2016
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I'm Mobilizing to Kuwait next month for 13 months. What's the place like? Any advice for me?
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Hydrate hydrate hydrate, you're going in right around Ramadan time and at first the heat will be unbearable. DO NOT I repeat DO NOT sent your cold weather gear home. Although it's hot when you first get there the temperature drops like crazy once it gets to winter time.
Lastly, if they still haven't allowed Liberty off base (I was there in 2008-2009, things might have changed) make sure you try and get yourself into one of the MWR trips off base.
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I was there in 2013 and we had MWR trips but no liberty.

If you like to fish get a ride to the naval base and fish at night, always came back with a good meal.
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SSG, that's a negative on the fishing trips. Because of increased activities out here there are no more MWR trips off base unless it's to another Force's base or on the expensive 96 trips...
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Belay my last, I got this thread confused with a Djibouti thread
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That place sucks. Drunk fn water....lots of it. It gets ridiculously hot amd the sand storms are aweful. If you're goin to AJ, take swim trunks....sit back, collect that paycheck. Easiest deployment in the world. I was at Buehring....very boring.
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Kuwait is just like any garrison that's think's it is driving the war. Too much brass licking not enough focus on the fight. Expect your big challenge is to get your job to actually assist the war effort verses the normal Army admin BS. Make your tour matter, good luck.
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Roger that sir!
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