My battalion is heading out to Afghanistan next year and they are asking us to volunteer. Iâm of to minds on weather or not I should go. On one hand it would really hurt my civilian career if I were to go. On the other hand I really want to go, after all I joined the TA to be a part time soldier not to be a walt and I think the experience would be good for me. I would like to hear what other TA soldiers have to say about volunteering, and also Iâd like to hear from anyone who has served in Afghanistan, what is it like over there?