What Day is it?

Not an uncommon question in an environment where one day blurs into the next distinguished only if a particular event on the battle rhythm interrupts the haze. 

Rather today’s question asked by the CW5 sleeping in a chair was really – what is the date? On a complicated route from the US to RC-North he has been once again stranded by the Air Force. It is Sunday, it is the 5th. He has 42 years in the Army with combat tours in Viet Nam, the Gulf, the Balkans, Iraq, and now here. Active Duty – on an age waiver.

I am there in the PAX VIP lounge because I just don’t have the energy to haul my gear back to the room. That 0600 and 0615 show times became cargo only flights as did the 14xx flight. Next chance after that is close to 1600 which really wipes out any chance at all of getting work done at Kandahar. My only concern is that my alternative – fly to Bastion – leaves before the next Kandahar flight.

There are three more flights. They can’t bar passengers from all of them now, can they?

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3 Responses to What Day is it?

  1. Angeluna says:

    Good luck. I had no idea that military transport was so iffy. Hope you are knitting.

  2. Ron says:

    Worst airline in the world. Your patients is far greater than mine. There has got to be a way to get missions competed. The AF hides behind their crew rest rapidly changing flight profiles. I have been burned by them many times.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Have a blessed Hanukkah, and I hope you finally got to where you were going!

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