I've been around the world and experienced some of all kinds of weather, love living in Alabama except for the Dog Days of Summer heat and the [email protected]əd mosquitoes. When it's cold you can layer up. When it's hot you can't take enough off. And in my work, wearing a ballistic vest and a bunch of equipment on the body, getting in and out of a vehicle (even with AC) all day is something I won't miss upon retirement. It's hot. But at least it isn't 120 with 70 pounds of ruck, helmet and NVG knowing for SURE somebody is trying to smoke me.