Captain Erica Dotson was born and raised in Vernon, Florida and is glad to be home visiting friends and family. When she's not working for the reserves, Dotson is a media specialist at Vernon High School.
Dotson is with the 413th Chemical Company based in Florence, South Carolina. Her unit is protecting a U.S. base at one of the palaces in Baghdad.
Even though she's been in the reserves for 15 years, Dotson says she's learned a lot about herself while in Baghdad.
"I've learned a lot about myself, I've learned how to deal with other people much better. You're around different people, characteristics, personalities."
Dotson returns to Baghdad Saturday, but expects to be back home in May.