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LTC Stephen F.
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I think that the Sinai force should have kept its combat-zone tax exemption SGM Mikel Dawson. They are a target of opportunity for ISIL, al qaeda and other factions that do their best to undermine Egypt, Israel and the USA.
The Egyptian Army has taken significant losses in the Sinai this year and the downing of the Russian aircraft by a bomb a few month ago indicates tensions will continue in that region for some time.
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SGM Mikel Dawson
SGM Mikel Dawson
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LTC Stephen F. The part that got me was beginning to pay for meals! Never been there, but I don't think a store is near by so they can by food is there?
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SGM David W. Carr  LOM, DMSM  MP SGT
SGM David W. Carr LOM, DMSM MP SGT
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Crazy considering all the unrest in the region
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CPT Chris Newport
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Anywhere in that part of the world should be considered a combat zone. The people in charge of the Marines Compound in Beirut did not think so and got a lot of people dead for it. You should be armed and alert all the time because you are being watched.
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PVT Robert Gresham
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Having "visited" Sinai, I believe that this is BIG mistake on the part of the government. Being on the front line of the war against terror, fighting, defending and the constant stress, waiting for the next mortar attack, or the possibility of an IED when out on patrol, are just a few of the problems that these Military members face, SGM Mikel Dawson. Serving under such circumstances should absolutely earn the SM the pay, and the combat patch.
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SGM Mikel Dawson
SGM Mikel Dawson
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PVT Robert Gresham And after having your little "vacation", you'd fully understand. Maybe some of the "big boys" making the decisions should take a vacation.
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PVT Robert Gresham
PVT Robert Gresham
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SGM Mikel Dawson - It does sound like someone who has never been there (except in postcards), and does not fully understand the situation. Maybe those responsible for this idea should "visit" the area themselves. Maybe six months, to a year, of experience would help not only get them out from behind their desks, but also exercise their skills as Soldiers. A perfect training experience !!
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