Some problems with your timeline, YankeeSamurai. The U.S pulled out of all fronts altogether by 2015 onwards. At first I was thinking that your character shouldn't be in Syria, but I guess I'll let that one slip as peacekeeping is not equal to war. It's the part from when Khans 1-21 strike Earth.
While it is fine that II MEF mobilizes to maintain order, the latter part of this sentence seems to suggest that there's still coordination and organisation after the meteorites fell. There's not supposed to be any. Communications of any kind would be cut off completely. Not to mention, being on the surface would mean a high casualty rate, and low visibility, making things all the more chaotic and uncoordinated.JANUARY 2020: 17 meteorites strike Earth; an already teetering globe descends deeper into chaos. II MEF immediately mobilizes. The US military is spread thin across the Eastern Seaboard, coordinating with local law enforcement to maintain order.
Since your character did not enter one of the vaults, you'd be spending like a year aboveground, which means you'd be seeing ALOT of looters and bandits. In this case, your character would be quite experienced. I'm not sure if you intended him to be very experienced, but just wanna let you know where your character is heading. Is this what you want?
You're going to have to explain how II MEF got so far north in all that fallout, raider attacks and communications blackout. Your unit wouldn't have answered any calls for assistance because there wouldn't have been one. Also, the way it is written you seem to think that the federal government was retaking DC from the outside. Actually, they came from underground vaults IN Washington DC, so they were actually retaking it from inside-out. You're going to have to explain the former. Again, I just want you to know where your character is heading- a young, but highly grizzled and experienced soldier. I'm sure you have no problem explaining how your unit got up so far. I can understand if it is by accident or the instinct of a U.S military unit to head for the capital, but it cannot be due to communique.SPRING 2020: 2/8 and the rest of II MEF eventually finds itself much further north, assisting in the federal push to retake Washington DC.
As for the rest, it seems fine.
Also, guys, I've been working on even more backstory. For the time being, here's a little something in the form of the squad's command hierarchy: