MIL Tell me about the flight to Afghanistan

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  1. dmcgill

    dmcgill New Member

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    Pretty simple.

    I'm flying out of McChord AFB, dunno in what type of plane. Hopefully not a flying warehouse, but if so is the aircrew generally cool to let us do whatever we want or am I gonna be forced to stay strapped in my seat for 13 fucking hours. Thanks.
     
  2. shiba

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    commercial flight (Omni air I belive) to Kuwait, C130 into Afghanistan
     
  3. dmcgill

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    Negative, definitely taking a military bird to Kuwait.
     
  4. evan2

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    why are you taking a military bird that far? You usually fly from Qatar or Manas in military aircraft to your destination.


    You should be going from your base to the east coast unless you are flying west.

    most people leave from bwi
     
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    Yeah, we are stopping at BWI for fuel...but I'm leaving on a military bird out of McChord AFB...that's all I know.

    Flying from Washington state.
     
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    It won't be a military bird, it will be a contracted out Airliner...


    You will take it all the way to Qatar, stopping for fuel a few times.
     
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    Regardless..if you do fly Mil, bring a sleeping pad and a small pillow or something. Hopefully they give you some ambien too.
     
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    usually from th east coast to ramstein...then to the deid
     
  9. tan koi

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    :werd:
     
  10. dmcgill

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    What is this ambien.
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    back in my day, you flew commerical all the way to Manas, Kyrgyzstan. change into uniform there and then fly into Afghanistan.
     
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    I have always stopped in Ireland or Germany and then onto Manas and then onto Afghanistan. Military bird is only taken out of Manas.
     
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    we had a group come back and one leave very recently. they both did this

    When i left for Balad we flew Omni to Shannon Ireland. From there Qatar where we switched to C130(not always the case) and into Balad.
     
  14. tan koi

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    like people have said, it's a sleep aid.

    try to find some, it'll put you to sleep for the whole flight and make things 10x better.
     
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    us-iceland-germany-kuwait- C17 to CAMP/FOB helo or V22 to your ultimate destination

    -very long shitty flight...
     
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    Sweeeeet.
     
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  18. dmcgill

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    Thanks, kind of figured that. I'll just overdose teh NyQuil I guess.
     
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    :ugh:get tylenol simply sleep, benadryl, or unisom. walmart has generic versions of each...go with it
    nyquil has acetimenophin in it
     
  20. tan koi

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    if you're skurred of popping hot then nyquil does a great job.

    ain't happening, there's time in kuwait and unit integration. you ain't gonna see a piss test for at least 3 months in country.

    or take adderrall and twitch for the whole flight, fuck yeah
     
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    take some adderall and read 10000x FMs and -10s
     

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