Most prevalent in my world are the Soldiers and Airmen that are getting complacent and losing focus here and beginning to get into more trouble. Typically on any deployment we see a spike in military justice actions early on at about the 3 month mark and then at the end when we have about 60 days left in theatre.
As we begin to approach that mark, we have seen our workload steadily increase. Most of the Soldier issues stem from losing military bearing and disrespecting officers and non-commissioned officers, failing to show up on time for work, and fighting with other Soldiers.
The extreme heat and poor living conditions are also contributing to this. Most of our Soldiers are still residing in large tents with 30-40 of their “closest” friends and the temperatures have been exceeding 110-115 degrees every day. There’s a bit of a break in the heat at night, when we will see a drop to about 85-90. However, the hottest days are yet to come. We are expecting the temps to top 130 in the next month. It will be miserable to say the least.