I was just at the 53rd Bde HQ and IIRC they were prepping a mission to Afghanistan. Or did a unit in the brigade just come back from Afghanistan? Something like that.
We had a bunch of guys come back from Afghanistan late last year. I think there is one company from another battalion that might be rotating there.
Unless you are going to theater, then you get priority and the equipment and funding starts to flow in...
Hmmm, last drill the unit had a bunch of M68 CCO's recently "donated"/on loan from BDE HQ. We were also issued an additional 2 sets of ACUs. The other Fire Team Leader in my squad voiced concerns about us getting deployed, but considering the craziness at HHC I thought it was unlikely. If I show up this month and we get even more gear I guess that settles it. Right now only the 3 NCOs even have TA-50 and rucks, and I only have a ruck b/c I bought one on Ebay. Our 5 soldiers are lucky if they have knee pads and a camelback.