Re: I got my deployment dates!!!
You now enter a sort of unreal time. I remember waking up one morning during my journey south (on a ship as it happens) and thinking "I wonder where I am". I had taken a trip around my mates before I went South and slept in so many different places in such a short time that I temporarily had no idea what continent I was on even - and it transpired I wasn't on any but in the Antarctic Ocean somewhere.
Keep us posted Zak, prepare as well as you can but be prepared to be amazed by your experience.