Okay, here's my situation. I just got the news I'm deploying to Afghanistan in a few months time. I'm likely going in an adviser role, which means I'm gonna be doing a lot of shit on base with Afghan soldiers, police etc. What I won't be doing, kicking in doors, humping rucks over mountains and lots of mounted patrols. I know several of you Sherdoggies have deployed, so what kind of stuff do you recommend me bringing? My most likely weapon load out will be an M4 rifle and M9 pistol. I know I need quality mags for each and a buddy of mine recommended getting a plate carrier to wear instead of the full body armor. Not really much advantage to the full vest if I'm not doing mounted patrols. For info, I'm likely deploying as a Captain. So lets here your thoughts.