Got hold of my son yesterday, and found out some things:
Sometimes the biggest problem with the Iraqi kids is keeping them off the vehicles.
Highs are down to low 100's.
Everybody who can is playing Halo 3, but he wants some books.
He wants the Shiloh Arms 1874 Sharps. I told him he'll have to buy it himself, especially if he's thinking of the Quigley model. Though it would get him into handloading, as he wants it chambered in .45/110.
They've helped the locals get their irrigation system working, which made them very happy.
And the commander gets downright upset when the front brakes fail on his humvee. No, the son hadn't worked on them; the guy who had became very, very unhappy.
The sector he's in has been very quiet, between the Iraqi forces and the constant patrolling AQI and JAM have been having very bad times.
So it continues.