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Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by Storm27m, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Storm27m

    Storm27m New Member

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    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.
     
  2. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Welcome home Josh!
    Sounds like a nightmare gettin back. Sorry about that.
    Whenever you are ready to do some fishin give me a holler.:wink:
    Maybe we can get you an avatar.:smile2:
     

  3. Storm27m

    Storm27m New Member

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    State:
    Wichita, Kansas
    Yeah, I just put something else in there until that happens though. Now I've just got to remember to pack my camera when I go fishing. I always manage to forget it.:embarassed:
     
  4. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Welcome home Josh...!!

    Look forward to meeting you..
     
  5. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    State:
    Kansas City, Ks
    Welcome back Josh. Thank you for your service to the country. Hook up with Kyle down there in Wichita, and he'll put you on the flatheads. :cool2:
     
  6. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    State:
    Vian Okla
    Welcome home. Thank you for your service.
     
  7. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    State:
    Humboldt,K
    Welcome back Josh we owe you.Go catch some fish if it ever warms up.
     
  8. BIGCATFISH64

    BIGCATFISH64 New Member

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    State:
    Muncie,Indiana
    Welcome home Josh, glad to hear you made it home safe, thank you for your service. Good luck and good fishin'
     
  9. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    State:
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    welcome home,,, where were u at over there?? im gettin ready for round 2 in bagdad in september
     
  10. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Kansas City, Ks
    Good luck Jeff. Come home safe.
     
  11. Storm27m

    Storm27m New Member

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    State:
    Wichita, Kansas
    Fishinfreak, I was at the Victory Base Complex in Baghdad (Stryker side) for half the time and at FOB Mahmudiyah for the other half.

    I went out today and managed to catch 10 bluegill at a local pond, so I have some bait now at least. The bluegill bite was slooooow and it took three hours to catch them. I also caught three small channel cats (KDWP stockers) on my jig while trying to catch the gills. The channels were just mouthing the worm and barely rocking the bobber. I doubt I'll fish tomorrow if it's raining too bad, but we'll see.
     
  12. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    Welcome home brother and good luck fishing
     
  13. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    State:
    southwest ohio
    Welcome home Josh! Thanks for serving our country bro.
     
  14. rush_60

    rush_60 New Member

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    State:
    Troy, KS
    Good to have you safe, back in the USA. Have you thought about coming to the mini gathering at the end of this month?