Short update, no pictures.

It is a little past Noon, 15 Sep 12.  We were scheduled to leave FOB Apache after our Transfer of Authority on 13 Sep 12.  That was changed to the 14th, but that didn’t happen either.  We are experiencing one of those heavy dust, can’t see far, can’t fly rotary wing weather events.  When it will lift is anyone’s guess.

There are only a few from our team left at Apache, the bulk of them are at KAF waiting for us to get there and then start the long, slow journey home.  Well that won’t be happening, by the end of the day they will be out of Afghanistan and we will still be at Apache. 

They have an intermediate stop with a short delay before heading to the States.  We hope to join them there.  I went out to take pictures this morning, but gave up after walking around for 30 minutes; just couldn’t find anything to inspire me to shoot.  Maybe tonight.

Thanks for reading,


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25 responses »

  1. Poor soldier! Hope you get moving soon.

  2. marksackler says:

    Dan–I am writing to you from Dubai. So near and yet so far away. My wife and I have been here for a wedding and return to the states tonight. We wish you a safe journey home and thank you for your photos and accounts.

  3. I know that plans often change. I have a friend who was stationed in Iraq a few years back and his going home eventually happened but nothing was going by plan. He said they had a saying, something like every plan fails first contact or something…Hope you get going soon. Be safe and I wish you safe travels home.

  4. Francina says:

    I hope the dust will clear soon, Dan. Stay safe!
    Ciao, Francina

  5. Ray's Mom says:

    Worse that being stranded at an airport in a snow storm…

  6. Melanie Macek says:

    Hope the dust clears up soon. SoCal desert storms not as bad but I have an idea. Safe travels home. Thanks for posting the fantastic pics that you do.

  7. firstltshar says:

    The light at the end of the tunnel is near….. just stay positive, home will wait for you don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere!!!

  8. Kimberly says:

    I will pray for the sands to settle so you can get home soon.

  9. sorry about the delay, safe journey home!

  10. So close and yet so far… Hope you made some decent progress since you posted.

    Thought you might relate to this song:

    Shalom and be well, Dan. ~Beth

  11. pathwriter says:

    Stay safe, Dan. Wishing you home soon. Viki

  12. I was just wondering last night about the process of ending deployments. I noticed your countdown calendar says 14days to go…does this delay mean your date of arrival in the US will change, or are delays built in to the trip back?

  13. kathyruth says:

    Hope you get out of there, safe trip home. Leave it to weather, always nice until you want to get out of place right away. It just seems that them dust storms always come up over there your about to leave.
    You have a nice flight home. We will all be thinking about you. Take care Kathy

  14. Reggie says:

    I hope the dust has settled by now and that you have been able to get on the next flight home. Safe trip, Dan!

  15. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    The old army motto – “hurry up and wait”! Blessings for safe travels.

  16. Safe home Dan. Will look forward to more pictures

  17. Thanks for all you’ve done over there, Dan. You’re an inspiration– believe it.

    Keeping you and your comrades in my prayers, and hoping you’ll soon be winging it back home after a tough job well done. Hang in there, cheers from New Hampshire! : )

  18. Diane says:

    Good luck! You’ve gone quiet, so hopefully you’re on your way.

    Meanwhile … I just nominated you for Seven Things About Me. 🙂

  19. Alana Barton says:

    Hey, Dan. I’ve been trying to get a feel of what FOB Apache is like, seeing as your blog is the first thing that pops up when I start any research, I am hoping you could tell me a bit about it. I am set to deploy to FOB Apache in November, and the unit doesn’t know much of whats going on there, and friends currently deployed there have no idea this FOB even exists. If you could, I would really appreciate it.

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