Boots on Ground!
I've made it to Afghanistan!
The trip was fantastic in that kind of nightmare overseas kind of way. It included a lay over in Maine that took 18 hours due to a fuel leak that one of the passengers caught. According to the guy at the airport briefing us on the situation, had the Soldier sitting by the window next to the wing not seen the fuel leak we might not have made it over the Atlantic...so someone get that guy a medal because the AAR Podcast was almost going to be coming to you either from the belly of a shark or a desert island....WILSON!!!
There was also transient barracks to live in which I didn't mind so much because it's Army living. I did not enjoy waiting on a tarmac in a C-17 for almost three hours crammed tightly in the middle of a row, all with no ventilation or AC. By the time we got in the air I was welcoming the lower temperatures of the upper atmosphere. I didn't even want to land, they could have just opened the back and dropped me out was how badly I didn't want to deal with another hour sitting back on a tarmac baking in the sun.
Ok, bitching is over. I've gone through all the baby steps to finally reach Bagram where the podcast will continue. If you're familiar with the area then you know how lightening fast the internet is. So with that in mind please continue to be patient as I drop the new episodes that I had pre-recorded. Have some great guests lined up, and hopefully some cool surprises along the way.
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