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Name: Airman 1st Class Melissa Moore
Deployed unit: 379th Air Expeditionary Wing 
Home unit: 36th Electronic Warfare Squadron
Job description: Safety Admin

What will you remember about your deployment 20 years from now?
That I was lucky enough to be deployed to a very safe location! Other than that I don't think I'll ever forget the way people drive downtown! They're fearless!!

What's the most useful item you packed?
Sunglasses and a soap dish

What do you wish you had packed?
A bigger laundry bag

When did you realize you "weren't in Kansas anymore;" aka your "Dorothy" moment?
When I had to travel to the Cadillac (restroom trailer) in the middle of the night half asleep.

What's the best part of the deployment?
Experiencing the culture and meeting new people!

The worst part?
Missing loved ones...

What new survival skill have you learned?
To pack light

What do you do during down time?
Zumba and abs class!!

What is the first thing you will do and eat when you return?
Hang out with friends and eat Chinese food! I can't wait!!!