Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cleared to travel

I have been informed that I am 100% healthy! I should be cleared to travel this week, and I should be able to leave on Friday. Being stuck in the barracks at Camp Atterbury IN, is not too terrible. The food in the dining hall is decent, there is cable TV. Just relax, and enjoy the free time.

Monday, February 27, 2012

week 2 at Camp Atterbury

I am enjoying the hospitality of the US Army for a second week at Camp Atterbury. This morning, the dining hall was closed. I walked over to the Subway, and got a sandwich. I will find out this week, if my medical paperwork is completed, or if I need additional tests. I should be able to fly out on Friday.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Stuck in Camp Atterbury

I am 40 miles from Indianapolis, in the Indiana prairie. Cold and desolate, and the wind whips right through you. I had a minor medical problem, and I had to get some paperwork submitted. So I will be spending another week as a guest of the Army.

With luck, I will fly to Kuwait on Friday, and spend a week in the tent city of Ali-Al-Saleem. I have been through that place a dozen times. Then on to Bagram. My new duty station is Camp Nathan Smith, a former Canadian base, near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Back to Afghanistan again.

I am flying to Indianapolis on Saturday Morning. I will spend a week there, then on to Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan. I hope to stay for a long time, maybe a year. We will see. If I can do the work properly, and I can tolerate the lifestyle, I may make it longer. The USA and NATO forces will be in Afghanistan, maybe through 2014.