I finally made it home! It only took 80 hours from the time I arrived at the PAX terminal at my base in Iraq until I stepped off the plane in Wichita. :crazy: You'd think that the military would have this crap down to a science after doing it for so long, but you wouldn't believe what you have to go through to get home:confused2:. Here's the breakdown of the hours spent: Actual Flying Time: 23 hours Time spent in PAX terminals waiting for flights: 40 hours Time spent in transient quarters (knowing no flights were available until the next day): 17 hours The part I love the most....having to show up 4 hours early for a flight just to find out IF there is even going to be a flight 4 hours later and IF you are one of the lucky few to make it on the flight.:confused2: BUT....I am home, so I can't complain too much. Now it's off to the store to get my new license and then it's time to figure out where I can catch some bait in this COLD freaking weather.