Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Air Travel

Well, my replacement finally arrived this afternoon. It took him 6 days to travel from Ali Al Salem in Kuwait to Kabul. All this time and I had even made reservations for him. When I came in October I made the trip in three days.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Air travel to and within Afghanistan, a country the size of Texas, is measured in days. I am 6 days out from returning from here and the best the United States Airforce can do, so far, is get me to Bagram. That is a 10 minute flight. There is no doubt I'll get home but when is anyone's guess.

This air travel problem can be fixed tomorrow. The answer is no more R and R travel to CONUS or more aircraft. 

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