Monthly Archives: September 2016

Chapter 384

Wednesday was like Tuesday only, a little smoother. We were all making the time zone transition and the men the shift transition; everyday was a little easier. Two more ambassadors came to see me on Wednesday. The Brazilian and Australian … Continue reading

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Chapter 383

Andy and I, along with the team leaders, made several tours of the embassy grounds to point out different things that needed to be done to improve our security or make our stay better. Then there was another meeting to … Continue reading

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Chapter 382

Julie and Bambi – the other two chopper pilots – had stayed at the airport. They were to test fly the Blackhawk after Tommy Bell and Daniel Owens (the two mechanics) reinstalled the rotors and completed the necessary test and … Continue reading

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Chapter 381

I made my way to the front of the plane where the crew had set up seating. There were three rows across the front of better seats and then a row extending down each side of jump seats to make … Continue reading

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Chapter 380

Saturday morning we went to the airport restaurant for breakfast again. We had a few odd and ends to take care of, then all of us were going to the gun club; the girls wanted to do a few minutes … Continue reading

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Chapter 379

Food, damn! There would be 40 people working in that climate and humidity – they would need 3 to 4 thousand calories a day – that’s a lot of food. I knew I did not want MREs (meals ready to … Continue reading

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Chapter 378

I was on my way to VCATS; I knew things should be coming to a head by now at several places. I was not wrong; as soon as it keyed live Amy, Victor and Woodman were paging me. Amy and … Continue reading

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