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May 12, 2004

General Announcement III « GWOT »

I appreciate all the well-wishes. It warms my heart to see the out-pouring of good will...

...however, I do want to clarify: I'm so far behind the front lines, I'm in virtually no danger. I'm probably in more danger during my morning commute back home than I am here.
They take pretty good care of us: internet access, video games, movies, activities, hot food, air-conditioned rooms, decent coffee...they even have a Pizza Hut, Subway, Baskin Robbins, and several coffee/espresso huts around.

The last time I was here (just a few scant months ago...!), we still lived in tents with only a sheet separating you from your tent-mates, no way to turn on the light without disturbing someone sleeping on another shift, and only about 40 sq ft of personal space.
Now it's more like 100 sq feet in a private room. Definitely a step up!

I will never encounter or even see the enemy. I am in no danger whatsoever. I am a part of the military machine, but I'm several inches back from the point of the spear. I am support.

I am proud of what I do, and I do it darn well, and I have a significant role in keeping some of our pilots safe. But there really is no need to worry about me. my next assignment (I'll find out what it is within about 6 months) might be different. We'll see. And "here's hoping!" [grin]

Posted by Nathan at 09:16 PM | Comments (3)
» A Likely Story links with: Something Special in the Air

Yes, but as your mother always said, "I feel better telling you to be careful." :)

Posted by: Rae at May 12, 2004 09:21 PM

You were pretty dang quick on the draw, there, Rae! "Rae: Fastest Blog in the West", eh?

Posted by: Nathan at May 12, 2004 09:28 PM

That thar's right, Mr. Nathan. I like to "call myself Oakley, Annie Oakley, after yonder whistle stop."

No, really, I just happen to have stopped by at just the right moment.

Posted by: Rae at May 13, 2004 09:49 AM
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