Wednesday, 26 March 2008

The Redeployment Process

Ah, the redeployment process. Hours and hours of boredom punctuated by....hours and hours of boredom! But that is the price of freedom, enduring the redeployment process.

I can't complain, I'm stuck at KAF with a nice room and a wireless internet cafe' close by. For most Soldiers they get stuck in big "Fest" tents, a silly name for a huge circus tent full of hundreds of Soldiers (no kidding and no exaggeration). There is nothing festive about the "Fest" tent!

Soon I will be at BAF, where I can hopefully avoid the fest tent there also.

I'll try to include some pictures of my redeployment process.

Like this one of me, putting the Jordanians on a Chinook for their ride back to KAF, and then home.
Here's a unique picture, not of redeployment but around the ANA camp.
Check out the writing on the door of the truck....
Well, that's it for now. At my age I can only take so much excitement before I need to rest.

Phillips, Out.

5 comments:

Mona said...

Hah, that is unreal - russia helping afghanistan?
What flag is that?

Margo said...

Glad you are finally on your way home. I hope the same for my son! Uncle Sam seems to have a way of dragging his feet in bringing you guys home! Thank you for 15 months of updates. If anyone cares... 15 months was up on the 20th!

Leta said...

Safe travels Rich. I hope you have nothing but tailwinds on every one of your flights. I know, not really flying in the right direction for that but I can still wish that you WOULD have good tailwinds.

How do we find the words or actions to properly thank each of you for your service, sacrifice and committment? There's just not way but we'll keep trying.

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 03/27/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front lines.

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