Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

I’m Home!

| July 21, 2010

I arrived safely at BWI after a VERY long “day” at 2300 on Sunday, 18 July.  The day began for most of us at 0400 Saturday morning Kuwait time (2100 Friday night East Coast time).  Lots of bus rides, long hours on planes, and waiting to get in line to wait some more.  The whole [...]

Kung Fu Fighting

| July 15, 2010

While in Iraq, during our copious free time (not!), I introduced a couple of the guys I worked with the Kung Fu Fighting, the card-based game from Slugfest.  In this game you get to throw flying, flipping, running up the wall kicks at each other.  It’s a lot of fun, and it was a nice [...]

The Journey Has Begun

| July 14, 2010

I’m currently in Ali Al Salem in Kuwait awaiting the “Freedom Flight” back to the Ft. Benning to turn in my weapon and head home.  It’s difficult to get the Air Force to do anything in a hurry.  They are also famous for “crew rest” that stops aircraft from flying right when you need them [...]

I’m Heading Home

| July 13, 2010

I have been in Iraq for a little over six months.  Later this evening, I’ll head to Sather Airbase here on Camp Victory for the flight to Ali Al Salem in Kuwait.  There I’ll wait for a couple days and then fly to Ft. Benning to out-process the CONUS Replacement Center (CRC) and fly home. [...]