I leave on March 22 to go to Japan for 3 years. I'm gonna be stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in Yokosuka, Japan. It's the oldest commisioned ship in the Navy...save one, the USS Constitution...yes THAT USS Constitution.
The "good" news is that in 2008 the Kitty Hawk is being decommisioned and being replaced by the USS George Washington which is one of the newer boats in the fleet.
I'm not sure about my internet access and, most damaging of all, I'm probably gonna have to give up collecting all together, or at least for 3 years.
It'll be tough but I'm the one that signed on the dotted line and joined up. It could be worse. I could be on the ground like chrisc and SK99 and the 10,000's more soldiers.
Wish me luck!