I joined the national guard and ship out on Oct 18. Im a little nervous about the whole thing! I am 34 yrs old with no prior military service. I am doing this to better my career and for my family! And heck its supporting our country!!! I am a little nervous tho! I do have tons of questions tho! is there anyone else ship out at this time? How does christmas exodus work? will i be the oldest? is cell phones aloud? just curious about alot of things.