I'm writing a story in my free time centering around a group of men going to war. So far I have written the beginning in which they get through boot camp but since I have never participated in a war I do not know what happens when they get their orders. I have tried researching but I haven't found anywhere that describes the process between finishing the initial training (and the couple weeks of leave and rest) and actually getting to the camp in the middle of whatever country the war is raging in.
So basically I need anyone to help and explain what happens during that gap and perhaps what even happens when you're sent out into battle? Any information would be fantastic; thank you!
The book, Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein pretty much focuses on that, albeit it's science fiction.
You should PM Aeon, he actually is a soldier, so he could definitley help you out.