Welcome to the site Cody. I think most members here can tell a story about the one that got away, or the one the ex sold. So we know how you feel. Heck ya, spend some of that pay on something you like, then drive it like you stole it.
Think OPSEC !!!!
Please dont take this personnal but read this e-mail I recently received:
An Army LT who was an MP had a MySpace account. He used it as a diary of his days in Iraq. He had photos of himself in his uniform in most of the places within a tent city. He talked about USA tactics and how they were changing due to the ACM threat. He documented his day, down to the hour: where he was at what time, what times the chow hall was open for lunch and when it was crowded, when his sleeping schedules changes because of patrols, etc. One day the tent city was attacked by ACMs with mortars, no one was harmed. That night, the Army LT went on his MySpace account and documented the incident. He said where the ACMs positioned the launcher in regards to the base perimeter, what rounds they used, how many, and best of all (if you are an ACM reading American MySpace accounts), the LT stated “if those [email protected]
#%ards had placed the launcher slightly farther away on higher ground it would have been a f$%&ing direct hit”. Two days later three ACMs launched another attack. This time they didn’t miss…CPL (name removed), PFC (name removed), and PFC (name removed) were killed.
Please know that you do directly effect lives with your MySpace accounts…don’t give the enemy anything, sanitize your website like you would sanitize your uniform.
With that said....keep safe and come home alive. Thank you for your service.