USA! USA! USA!
Well, shoot, we got stuck overnight in Spain, how terrible!
But a $27 a night BOQ (Bachelor Officer Quarters) with indoor plumbing, a queen size bed, and all the amenities of home made it okay. We flew out the next day. The flight crew allowed me in the cockpit for the flight. C-5's are huge airframes, so it was fun to watch the crew work to get it off the ground and then around some thunderheads. I took a few pics and will post them when I can get on a computer that will allow me to do so.
Last night we arrived at Ft. Hood, and today we spent the entire day in briefings. Tomorrow will be a reset day, Monday will be reverse SRP (Soldier Readiness Processing) and if I'm lucky (very lucky) I'll fly home on Tuesday. After a two weeks on terminal leave I will come off Title 10 and be more "Citizen" than "Soldier".
Thanks for all your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. I can't wait to come the rest of the way home and see you all.