Dec 4, 2007, 7:50 PM - I got an assignment!
I know this probably won't register with most folks, except those in the military, but I just found out I got an assignment!
I'll be heading over to Kunsan AB, Korea in June, 2008! The assignment will be for 12 months, then hopefully I'll get my choice of follow-on assignments to Langley AFB, VA.
I've been stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson since July 2004, and my wife has never really liked AZ. (She's a "beach baby" having lived most of her life in Virginia ) So this is pretty exciting for us.
I don't relish the idea of being apart from my wife for a year, but as a lot of military folks understand, doing a "remote tour" is the quickest way to get where you want to go.
Just excited and wanted to share.
Dec 4, 2007, 8:02 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
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Dec 4, 2007, 8:03 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
Hey congradulations on your tour of duty. Hope you enjoy it and remember, stay safe!
Dec 4, 2007, 8:06 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
Wow Korea? Sounds like an adventure all on it's own! Yes, stay safe as silver fett said! Don't forget to put some pictures up!
Dec 4, 2007, 8:20 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
sounds good! hope its a safe tour for u as well as a safe return stateside!
best of luck
Dec 4, 2007, 9:14 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
Hey man, sounds great!! BEST of luck bud!!!
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Dec 5, 2007, 1:06 AM - Re: I got an assignment!
Congrats, my friend! Sorry to read you wife doesn't like AZ.
Dec 5, 2007, 2:20 AM - Re: I got an assignment!
Congrats man! I am over here at Osan AB at the moment myself. You will have a good time over here. There is plenty to do. It does suck leaving family behind. I left my fiancee back in the states, so I have an idea how it will feel. Just make sure that your wife has a good support system set up (friends, family, family support) and you two will be fine. I won't lie, it is not always easy.. Just remember that what doesn't kill ya, only makes you stronger. The year will be done before you know it!! Congrats again and have a safe trip over!!!
Dec 5, 2007, 2:42 AM - Re: I got an assignment!
Thanks everybody! I still don't think it's really hit me yet that I'm going.
I'm planning to take about a month of leave before I go, so I only have about 5 months left in AZ!
Chris, I appreciate your offer to babysit my FPH. But I'm gonna wrap it (and all my SW props) nice and snug and have it sit in storage.
GuinessNM, thanks! As of right now, my wife is planning to stay with her parents. They're elderly, and have been having some health problems lately, so it should be a good deal all around. For me, except for being apart from my wife for a year, the part I'm dreading the most is the flight over there! I go bananas on long flights!
Dec 5, 2007, 2:58 AM - Re: I got an assignment!
Looks like you'll be in my neck of the woods...kinda [well my side of the planet anyways. ].
Congrats on the assignment though and stay strong!
Dec 5, 2007, 3:08 AM - Re: I got an assignment!
I miss Korea. I lived there for 2 years as a missionary. Eat lots of Kimchi for me!
Dec 5, 2007, 8:06 AM - Re: I got an assignment!
OOH! Korea! You'll be near me.....Kinda! except that Kunsan is far in the south and I'm in Seoul, which is up towards the DMZ.....But not too close to the funny little fat man with big glasses!!!
I helped at SDCC '08
Dec 5, 2007, 2:03 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
Wow, congrats on the assignment! I hope it works out really well for you, and have a safe return too. Bummer to hear you'll end up even further from the West Coast, I was hoping to see your collection of sci-fi props someday.
Dec 5, 2007, 2:09 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
Dec 5, 2007, 2:26 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
Dec 5, 2007, 3:16 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
I'm glad that you are excited about it. I wouldn't be...
Thanks for your service and stay safe!
Dec 5, 2007, 11:34 PM - Re: I got an assignment!
I miss Korea as well. I was stationed in Uijongbu with 2ID. There's a great kalba/bulgogi restaurant right outside Camp Red Cloud.
By the way...if anyone's in Seoul, and knows where Nakwan Plaza is, I have a non-Fett-related mission for you. PM me for info...
Dec 6, 2007, 9:19 AM - Re: I got an assignment!
Dec 6, 2007, 10:38 AM - Re: I got an assignment!
Sniff on my dear brother! Sniff on! Wishing you the best my brother & dear friend!