Kayla arrives in Iraq for the first time and finds incompetent officers far scarier than the enemy.
Kayla's linguistic skills are called on when a bomb explodes in a playground in Baghdad.
Being a woman in a predominantly male army is tough, particularly when nobody has anything better to do.
Did they really fly all the way out there to attend briefings and awards ceremonies?
As Kayla's year of service draws to a close, she doubts that anyone will ever really understand what life was like out there.