Yea. I was sorta in the same boat when I got out. They kept telling us we were goin to Iraq then the last min they would send us somewhere else. They sent us on the 31st MEU because they sent everyone to Iraq and needed someone for the MEU. Then we had a combined training op in Greece which was badass! Also was in the Philippines training with them. Once we finally got back to Lejune they said, now you are goin to Iraq. I had 3 mo the till EAS. The battalion commander told me either I reenlist and go to Iraq with zero bonus's or go the fvck home! I said F'it I'm out! I wish I went but I had a lot of friends that had gone and already came back, they were sayin go home.
I was sent to HQ battalion for the remainder of my time. They wanted me to reenlist and stay with them. I was really tempted. I told them what my old CO said and they said they don't care and I was with them now.
I was very tempted, I was with a lot better people. But I was already set to go home and start a new life!!