old fart said:Had the Coy Clerk check mine for the year I spent in 2008/9...I was level 5 (I presume Risk) and 4 (Hardship), I was told 5 and 4.... personally I was all over the country....so all looks well....although I have yet to see the print-out myself.
Not sure who called Kabul area benign....total bullshit...try telling that to the folks that died there....anything but benign.
IAW CEFCOM J1 Hardship and Risk Matrix @ http://cefcom.mil.ca/sites/page-eng.asp?page=7470 (Intranet, DWAN only)
Risk is 4 and Hardship is 5 for Op Athena FOBs,
Camp Souter (Kabul) and ISAF HQ is Risk of 4 and Hardship of 4. (Subject to change, of course)
Edited for mistakes.