I've been role playing since 1997, but I'm not sure how much help I could be, though, once I've become involved, I tend to see it through. because I tend to do more reading and research, I've been in situations where the game has been retired before it has even brushed the surface and before I have been given a shot to join.
I know a few things about the military. Friends have been involved and I've seen enough footage and read enough to get a feel for it. Rarely do I create a new character for a role play, but this one seems worth my while. I won't give much detail before I post, I will share a few describing words. Female, stop-loss, demerits, pain.
In the Halo series, when the enemy is no longer present a pelican usually drops off more troops before the mission can continue. The communication is out and only after it is restored can a pelican bring more troops. When the comms is back up, I might bring her into play or hold off longer depending on how the story goes along.
Keep in mind: I own no computer. The only means to my responses to you are from my phone, so my responses may not become quick and due to its freezing I will need to post several times to one response before I have completed it. It will be viewed as a single post. If you see a (c) at the end, wait for my post is still being worked upon. I'll place a (e) to notify that it is a completed post. If that doesn't work, I'll think of something else.