Saturday, October 27, 2007, a deployment guide for those deploying to BIAP.
There is no new post today, because I have been working on a CRC-to-Baghdad Deployment Guide. Click here to view it.
Keep checking back, because I intend to update it and flesh it out a bit over the next few weeks.
Please tell your friends about it, if you know anybody who is heading out here. If you like it and find it useful, spread the word at CRC, too.
Please realize that the website is evolving, and it will continue to improve.


Blogger Cajun Tiger said...

Definitely a great start and I'm sure it will become quite the one stop shop for all things CRC and deploying advice. I made a few notes that I'll share with ya tomorrow.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 4:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

AWESOME post! I'm still digesting a bunch of it, but here are a couple of quick observations...

The following sentence has a dead link on "this document":
"My advice to you is to make sure you have all the requisite shots and exams BEFORE going to CRC. Download this document to find out what is required."

This sentence apparently differs by company:
"You WILL need to book a flight from home to CRC."
My company is flying me to their HQ first, and then to CRC. I don't need to do flights, hotels, or rental cars.

The comment about needing long sleeves for travel via helicopter is great info that I haven't seen anywhere!

Again, FANTASTIC info, and I think this will be very helpful to those of us that are getting ready to head over your way!

Saturday, October 27, 2007 5:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Real good start on the BIAP deployment.

I remember Phone cards were cash only.

I also left issued sleeping bag at home and used a poncho liner. In winter I used sweatshirt and goretex jacket.

If you have boots then a small scrub brush helps to clean off mud.

Baggage rules have changed since I used foot lockers, suitcase, and duffels. When I went to CRC we were lucky to pack our issued gear in two duffels. I heard somewhere that we should get orders authorizing excess baggage so we could claim cost on travel voucher.

I do remember a number of girls over in Slayer in that girly body hugging outfits. They were hard not to notice when every one else looked like a bunch of campers or GIs. They also had Glocks.

Slayer gym/MWR/phone center also has DSN phones. I just called the local base in TX and they gave me an outside line. I've been doing that for 30 years.


Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


My next door neighbor, Tania Iwaskiw tli1020 at is now over there. She's been there ony a few weeks and she's just geting setteled in. I gave her your web site.

GMB from TX

Saturday, October 27, 2007 7:06:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks, all. I've made a few adjustments. Cheers!

Monday, October 29, 2007 1:59:00 PM  

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