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?