Thanks to some drastic cost cutting measures by Secretary Gates, the previous position I held has been eliminated. Along with 1700 other white collar DoD Contractors I was scrambling to find something to keep the bills paid.
And what I found is a 6 month position supporting a BCP in Kandahar Afghanistan. Not ideal, but I do what I have to do.
So I’m looking for any advice, tips or suggestions from my fellow dopers on what to take, what to expect, and any other words of wisdom that can be offered. In general things like:
What to expect weather wise? I’ll be there from mid-May till around late August.
What type of clothing will be best? I don’t want to dress in cami’s because I’m not in the military, but I’m going to be sleeping in a tent on something that is more than a FOB, but less than a base. So easy to care for, comfortable, and durable is what I’m looking for.
Is there wireless coverage? Can you get phone service? In case the facilities that I’m at don’t have any sort of connectivity, is there a commercial option?
Anything else at all that anyone thinks is helpful.