When I was in the Air Force, back in the summer of 2000, I think, I was stationed at RAF Mildenhall, UK, and my Squadron went down to S. Africa to in the flood relief down there. I wanted to go so bad, and my supervisor didn't want to go, but they wouldn't let me take his place. I was so disappointed.
My buddies said it was hotter than **** down there. Said it took them liek 24 hrs to get set up when it usually only takes about 4 - 6 hrs, because of how slow the heat made them and they kept having to take breaks. Still, I would liked to have gone with them.