Monday, November 19, 2007

Customs & Milk

Today we had our Customs inspection on EVERYTHING we own.  Nothing like carefully packing your bags then have a customs representative empty out all your stuff onto a table and then touch, feel and inspect everything with a fine tooth comb.  That was just for our checked baggage.....Tonight we get to do it again for our carry-on items. 
 
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, is much nicer than the other two Camps I've previously visited.  The facilities here are first rate including the Gym and Pool.  My Warrior Trasition Program is complete and now it's time to travel for over 40+ hours on various planes, through various airports in order to get home.
 
Milk: One thing that I'm not sure if I mentioned was the fact that in Iraq they only have Ultra-High Temp (UHT) milk....YUK!!!  I can't stand the stuff and I WILL NOT DRINK IT.  If I eat cereal, I usually have Yogurt on top instead of UHT milk.  In Kuwait they have FRESH MILK!....I've enjoyed it with every meal since I have been here.  Sometimes it's the little things that count.
 
I may have a few more blogs before I close this one out and start another.  Before I forget, I'd like to thank all of my loyal readers and supporters out there.  I have enjoyed writing about my experiences in Iraq and receiving emails, care packages, letters, and blog comments from my supporters.  Your support helped to make this deployment go by a bit quicker. THANK YOU!! 
 
While I was not excited about being away from my family for so long, I do know that the job I did in Iraq mattered and I personally saved lives and helped my Army Battalion to capture a mess load of bad guys.  We lost a few soldiers along the way so please keep those families in your prayers.  We have recently turned the corner on violence in Iraq and life for all Iraqis is getting better by the day.  Keep all of our forward deployed soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen in your hearts and prayers.

5 comments:

Svend said...

Wow! Heading Home for the Holidays. Can't wait to hear the 'feet dry/home safe' report.

Living in Japan back in the day, UHT milk was the luxury item - mostly we used the powdered. Came stateside and couldn't even begin to fathom drinking 2% let alone whole milk ... have been a skim drinker ever since ...

Casa de Tomas said...

I am awaiting your safe return to San Diego before I remove the service star banner from my front picture window!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you will be home with the family for the holidays! Safe travels home.

Elphaba said...

I will need to find someone I work with that has a loved one in Iraq, So I can give them my stars to post on their car and home to keep their loved ones save and in their prayers just like I have. As with so many, I thank you for keeping our Country Save from the harm the bad guys wish to do to us!!We Love You!!

EWO Pop said...

Blessings on your journey! Thanks for all you did and will do.