Thursday, June 5, 2008


The plane is in the air.
Left Kuwait at 1:20 AM Seattle time in route to who knows where.
FRG can't say.
Most likely scenario is Shannon Ireland, Bangor Maine, and then on to McCord AFB Washington.
Estimated time of arrival is 12:30 AM with the welcome home ceremony at 2:40 Am.
Just like the military to throw a party at a real convenient time.
But a party it will be.


  1. ok, it's 1am cst...which is what, almost 11pm there....only 1.5 hours to go!


    I'm gonna watch the clock and party with you!!


  2. Thanks all.
    Easy MMs, The party starts tomorrow morning, the 7th, at 2:30 AM Seattle time.
    It is 3:45 PM here now, and I'm getting ready to go to bed so I can be bright eyed and bushy tailed, and at Fort Lewis by 12:30 AM. They are supposed to simulcast the plane landing at McCord AFB on a closed circuit television loop.
    I don't know if I can sleep.
    I'm like the little kids waiting to go to Disney Land.

  3. I just re-read the post and find that in my excitement, I posted the times wrong.
    It was 1:20 PM yesterday that the flight left Kuwait bound for either Germany or Ireland, then either Bangor or Atlanta, and will arrive here tomorrow, the seventh, at 12:30 AM with the ceremony starting at 2:30 AM.
    Hope there wasn't any errant dancing going on, but if there was, chalk it up to practice.

  4. Just checking back to see if he's BOG. I think 12:30AM is about 3:30AM Ohio time but for sure I will be dreaming of a safe and happy landing. Who know maybe this ol' guy can stay up that late. I will be surprised if you can sleep. Oh man, we had one of our local guys get home on Tuesday and now Matt tonight this is just GREAT!!!