I and most of the unit napped a bit — but not much, as the good-byes were still so fresh. I learned later that every 11 days I will have to set my alarm and get up early because that’s when the generators are maintained. There’s a huge pool, a Burger King, a Subway, a gourmet coffee shop and a ton of other little kiosks run by locals selling Mideast souvenirs. Thinking about it gives me shivers. There were areas where you could almost make out headlights. Then, before I knew it, we were landing in Shannon, Ireland, and getting off the plane for a two-hour break for a crew change and refueling. Keerstin Beitter, deputy chief of the 49th Theater Gateway and officer-in-charge of the Camp Buehring gateway, spoke about the theater and her responsibilities.
But it didn’t matter. It ended after midnight Tuesday morning at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. We were at Doha for a long time and we didn’t get to Camp Arifjan, about an hour’s drive away, until after midnight. No one says it, but there is the fear, all around, that the good-bye, that hug, could be — although it’s highly unlikely — the last one. Let’s just say that no AC at 7: It was a quick stop before the last leg of the trip — a five-hour or so flight to Kuwait. Or login with Facebook. Beitter relies on a collaboration of 10 different units working in tandem to handle the influx of personnel.
But I will say: Elsewhere, the land looked like a fine piece of aged leather. I and most of the unit napped a bit — but not much, as the good-byes were still so fresh. The leg from Ireland to Hungary was incredible. When I walked back outside I realized that it didn’t feel as hot to me as it had the day before. I know I briefly felt it, never said it, when I kissed my husband before boarding the bus.
The section with the PX is far enough away that there’s a shuttle to it. But it didn’t matter. And don’t forget to add in the time zone changes schexule jet lag. Sunday when the 7th Transportation Group met at company headquarters at Fort Eustis to get their weapons and final instructions. Real bathrooms — not holes in the ground. I learned later that every 11 days I will have to set my alarm and get up early because that’s when the generators are maintained.
Although I admit that by the end of day one, my clothes were soaking wet. But in just a day, my body had adjusted.
The phone has to be outside to work. Keerstin Beitter, deputy chief of the 49th Theater Gateway and officer-in-charge of the Camp Buehring gateway, spoke about the theater and her responsibilities.
We were at Doha for a long time and we didn’t get to Camp Arifjan, about an hour’s drive away, until after midnight. No one says it, but there is the fear, all around, that the good-bye, that hug, could be — although it’s highly unlikely — the last one.
Sleep came pretty quickly after that.
USO Camp Buehring • USO Kuwait
The Movement Control Team MCT set up lanes in our parking lot area in order to direct the bbuehring of busses, baggage trucks, shuttles, and personnel offloading baggage. It really isn’t that bad. That area is another world. The S-6 channels did extensive amounts of work to ensure we had lines of communications. We met a lot of flight attendants this week.
Although, it’s easy for me to say that — I’ll be leaving soon. Not bad, all around.
USO Camp Buehring
Despite covering countless deployments, I never truly understood what it was soldiers go through just to get to the other side of the world. Our tents — what seems like thousands of tents — are in one section, kind of by themselves. Luckily, a brilliant soldier with lots of communications experience was able to get us a signal long enough to file the stories, but not the photos, before we had to rush back to the plane.
Beitter relies on a collaboration of 10 different units working in tandem to handle the influx of personnel.
Overall, every soldier seems happy with where they are, given the situation. Many, myself included, headed over to the PX shopping area to check everything out. But it is, as they say, a dry heat and as long as you are drinking water — which everyone has been — it’s simply not as bad as you would think temperatures hot enough to cook in would be.
I was still sweating, mind you. Thus, a power outage. Blue-green rivers and ponds dotted the landscape, standing out more than our local Chesapeake Bay waterways because cap blue-green was in such sharp contrast to the stark landscape.
Notifications See All Notifications. There were areas where you buehrlng almost make out headlights. Today — Tuesday — the soldiers were given the day off to unpack, rest, e-mail family, whatever. Some of the officers have warned me that once we go into Iraq, showers may be a luxury and not a given, as they are schedue Kuwait — and to be prepared to smell my own body odor.
Someone opened the door for the flight line crew to come brief the soldiers about not saluting officers on the flight line, not wearing head gear and keeping all weapons pointed down, and well, the hot air filtered throughout the plane quickly. Cities lit up in yellows, greens and blues — don’t ask me where the colors came from.
We were on abut because of buehrihg the weight of the bags we couldn’t carry a full tank of fuel.
Let’s just say that no AC at 7: From the airport we drove to Camp Doha — no traffic on the interstate, by the way, in Kuwait City — where the soldiers did their in-processing and learned about their extra pay, new equipment, current threats and the culture.
I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.