Felicia started her military career on April 9, 2002. She had months of military training and job classification. In the beginning of Oct 2002 she was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC to the 118 M.C. co (ABN). Her unit was deployed to Khandahar Afghanistan on Dec 1, 2002. They were only supposed to be deployed for a 6 month tour, but turned into 10 months.
After five months of being stateside the unit was deployed to Fob Kalsu, Iraq. Going into this deployment her mind set was much different than deployment to Afghanistan.