Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Well, I am getting pretty short. What I mean, obviously, is that I don’t have much time left here. It’s the morning of the 27th, and I have a flight out of Iraq on the 9th. I’m flying to Kuwait, and I’ll stay there until my flight home on the 15th. I’ve decided to fly to Virginia after I out process through CRC, and that will give me a chance to hang out with my dear friends Meghan and Ellen there in Alexandria. I have a car there, and a storage facility full of gear, so I’ll pack it all up and head west, via Memphis, in early November. Dave is going to be wrapping up some training there, and he’ll join me for the drive to California. That’ll be a blast!

Lately, I have been helping my team here to prep for a possible redeployment. Our contract is still in a state of suspended animation here (I won’t supply the details), so we’re in a bit of a holding pattern. In the meantime, we are preparing for the worst-case scenario. I’ve been getting everybody’s orders and ID cards (an extension) prepared, and I’m trying to get a handle on the turnover of our equipment/property book. What a nightmare that is! (Ok, ok; it’s not soooo bad.)

I also do some logistical stuff that involves driving our folks to where they need to be, and stuff like that. When I’m working at my desk here in the headquarters building, I get to listen to the battle update briefing (BUA) a couple of times per day. It’s really interesting to hear what is going on with the troops each day. We also hear real-time information on troops in contact, requests for air support, IED attacks, etc. It’s so easy to sit here in my comfortable and safe office and forget that troops are out there facing serious dangers each and every minute of every day. I hope that you all keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

And to all those asshole politicians and liberal journalists out there, please don’t take what I just said and use it as ammunition against what we’re doing here in Iraq. The troops I just mentioned are in harm’s way, but they aren’t complaining. They’re doing their jobs, and they are doing them exceedingly well. They’re getting the job done here; so butt out.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Maureen said...

Hi Hunnie!! Let me know when you are coming in. We need to paint the town here. Miss you so much.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NANCY

I had a chance to work with troops of the 10th, in a TOC, and the BDOC. It's real and they never complained to me either. They only feared being asked to stop a civil or gang war where everybody would target them. I saw one crew get rattled when an IED went off between two HUMVEEs. No one injured but their Iraqi interpreter failed to show for work that day. Other than that they treated going out in the red zone like we would going from Slayer to Liberty or Victory. They offered to take me to Justice and CP50A but I chickened out. These are our true heros not some pro football jocks.

Anyway have a safe trip home.

GMB from TX

PS. Could you post a pic of the Barn?

Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:59:00 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Maureen,

Will do! Email me your phone number!

Nanc

Thursday, September 28, 2006 4:17:00 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

GMB,

Yep. All our troops are real heroes, but don't try to convince them of that. :) Thanks for the comment. I'll see if I have a photo of the barn. If not, I'll got snap one!

Nancy

Thursday, September 28, 2006 4:18:00 AM  
Blogger Cajun Tiger said...

Great last paragraph!!! =)

Definitely give me a call when you get to DC. Would love for you to meet Mimi =)

Friday, September 29, 2006 4:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy

How do you plan to kill five days in Kuwait? JD and I went to a dozen malls by the Crowne in two days. Got a lot of nice gifts for our girls.

GMB from TX

Friday, September 29, 2006 4:59:00 AM  

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