Ok, i hvaae been on here for a while today, going through the posts and what not when i get a tap on my shoulder. I turn around and its my supervisor, with a concerned look on his face and papers in his hand. I ask him whats up and this is what i get. "Got orders here for you to go to Afghanistan and you leave in 3 months, get you're affairs in order." WTW was that! i have orders to leave in May 09 but im supposed to retire in SEPTEMBER 09. and all i get is, you're leaving and get you're stuff together? What about my retirement? What about the other 4 times i've gone. Why can't my name be replaced by somebody not as close to retirement. I just don't understand and it's beat up. Thanks for listening.