I sent my wife to Afghanistan for six months.
Came back with an exwife and she kept my Litespeed she took with her.
Whatever you do, you be as sweet as sugar in your emails, don't get mad over the phone, send goodies, kiss her high and pert ass if you want to keep her. The minute you make her mad, sad, angry or horny there will be ten swinging dicks to step in and take your place.
And don't wreck the car, or have sex in it, as others have suggested. Just remember, they have video cameras over there too. Revenge is a real whore.
I've been to Balad AB 3 times now so I can give you a little insight. Balad is probably one of the safest bases in Iraq. There are rocket and mortar attacks daily, I am not trying to scare you just giving you the facts. On a good note though, the rockets and mortars are 1950's soviet and chinese and rarely detonate. There is also a FANTASTIC warning system that she will def. tell you about while she is there. There were 12 Phalanx radar automated guns all around the base. 2000rds a second and they are explosive rounds so they don't fall back down. Such a badass experience and LOUD.
While I was there, there was only 1 injury from a mortar because the idiot ran instead of hit the deck when the alarm went off.
Tell her to make the most of her time there and enjoy the experience.
My most rewarding experience while there was working in the base hospital which is the largest and busiest in Iraq.
If you need any more info or helpful tips or if she needs some more info about the base, how to get around the fastest, etc don't hesitate to pm me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org