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Old Feb 10, 2011, 03:04 PM
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Last flight in Afghanistan complete!

Hey folks, just got back in from my LAST flight here in Kandahar! Logged 1.0hrs on a training flight. For a grand finale, I asked tower for a low pass over the active runway. He cleared me for the option behind two departing F-18s doing afterburner takeoffs. I buzzed the runway at 50' and 150 knots, full length with a 55 degree left turn out back to "Mustang Ramp". I officially now have 1000.0 total hours of flight time and 387 hours in Kandahar.

It also means that in just a couple days my butt will be on a big plane on my way back to the USA. It will take about 4 days or so after leaving Kandahar, but, every minute is a minute closer.

See ya!

Laine.
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 03:08 PM
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Congrats on the 1000th hour!

I look to meet you at SEFF and have a safe trip home.

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Old Feb 10, 2011, 06:48 PM
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Woo Hoo!!!! See at SEFF.

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Old Feb 10, 2011, 06:48 PM
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Sweet! Congrats! Have a safe trip back home!
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 07:06 PM
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Great Job!
Welcome home! (in a little while)
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Great! now get on home!
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 10:03 PM
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Hurray, Hurray. Way to go. Stay safe, have a safe trip home and then it will be time have tons of fun.
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 10:56 PM
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Great news to hear,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 09:24 AM
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Great to hear, Laine! Hope your journey home goes without a hitch--travel safe!
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 11:34 AM
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Thanks guys. Spent the day turning in ammo and packing stuff up. Tomorrow, I tear down my plywood palace that I have called home for a year. My little 6' x 6' "room" inside a room will be gone forever.

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Old Feb 11, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Heard any good "I'm so short..." jokes lately?
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 06:19 AM
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congrats laine and glad to see you coming home where you guys belong
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 06:40 AM
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Please take a few pictures for us on your way out. Welcome Almost Home!

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Old Feb 13, 2011, 11:34 AM
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Now they just need to get the rest out of there and Iraq. My nephew is on his second tour in Iraq. Total, only a couple close calls by IED's and RPG's for him. He's Army infantry and cruises on H-60's in support and recon. I guess it's better than "boots in the sand" patrols..... Congrats...get your tail out of there.
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 11:53 AM
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I'm a retired 11B NCO. Tell your nephew I'm so proud of him and the rest of our young volunteers I could bust wide open, and I say that with the utmost sincerity. These soldiers have had a tough, tough row to hoe the past decade.
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