Good news- I'm sitting in Kuwait, wondering why these people stationed here get to earn combat pay. Well, wondering about that isn't good news, but sitting in Kuwait is, because that means that all I have to do is wait around to board that freedom plane. From there it's nothing but smooth skies all the way back to California.
(But seriously, about this combat pay...I think we could eliminate a significant portion of the war budget if we cut it for these guys. All they do is walk around in their physical training uniforms, black shorts and gray T's. They wear them to the chow hall, to the PX, everywhere. You would think that with all this 'physical training' they must be doing that these people would be build like Greek gods, but they're not. The look more like a character from the Dilbert comics. Write your congressman)