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Friday, September 01, 2006

Things to do while you're deployed

Stuff we've done in the past:

  • Squadron BBQ. Get the food from the dining hall. Someone's probably welded a few BBQ pits by now. You can make ice cream with salt, ice, and some Ziploc bags.
  • Brought your laptop? Setup a network for games. Someone pack a switch and some network cables.
  • Cappucino Bar. Yeah, we really did this. Milk from dining facility, flavors, coffee, and a cappucino maker from home. We even procured an automatic machine from a contractor.
  • Contests: best lawn, decorated tent, best TDY mustache (some women even entered this contest. Not all the mustaches were fake. Really.) etc.
  • Movies: hook an LCD projector up to a DVD player or laptop; AAFEs has cheap stereos/speakers for sound, and a sheet or tent wall to project it on. You should have seen the movie theatre someone built in Thumrait.
  • Concerts. Someone's brought musical instruments. Someone had a violin at Thumrait.
  • Call home. If the Army (!) relaxes the cell phone rules. Was easy in Oman. You could get prepaid phones shipped in.
  • Nap. The more you're asleep, the faster it'll go.

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