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Browsing Archive: August, 2012

Aug 20th - A visit

Posted by Bill Bickford on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,
After I got back home on the 13th, I'd been waiting to start my new job with plans to go see The Z my first weekend.  I was able to leave earlier on the 17th and surprised him.  It was so good to see him and get to spend some quality time with him too.  We went to Six Flags on Saturday and had a great time there.  Even though it was crowded, we got the Flash Pass and walked to the front of the line on every ride.  It was nice and reduced the waiting time by a ton.  He had a great time and rod...
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Aug 12th - Happy Birthday and Welcome Back!!!

Posted by Bill Bickford on Monday, August 13, 2012,
Happy Birthday Mr. Bill!  Also welcome back to the United States.  It's been a long 21 months, from the date I left, 7 countries visited and numerous attacks endured but I am still standing and I am back on US soil.  Even though it's Indianapolis, I am in the United States.  I will be home tomorrow and start new things.  I look forward the the challenges ahead. 

Bill home...

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Aug 10th - Goodbye Kuwait

Posted by Bill Bickford on Friday, August 10, 2012,
It is now just about time to bid farewell to Kuwait.  It has been so hot and also windy on top of it and I am more than ready to be leaving.  I have one real night left here and then will be states bound.  I am excited and so happy to be completing this experience on a positive note.  I have fulfilled my obligations and am ready to start the next phase.  So thanks for having me here in lovely Kuwait but I must be going.

Bill out...

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Aug 6th - Goodbye Iraq

Posted by Bill Bickford on Monday, August 6, 2012,
It is done!  After spending the past year in Iraq, I have left the country for good.  I am currently in Kuwait awaiting my next journey back to the states.  It wasn't easy getting out of Iraq.  Had weather issues, aircraft issues and then a loss of power in the Air Traffic Controller Tower and then quiet hours.  Finally got wheels up around 6:30 pm and landed in Kuwait around 8:15 pm.  Did all the signing in, moving my luggage and gear and had my first taste of Subway in a year.  I'll tell ya...
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Aug 5th - Last hours

Posted by Bill Bickford on Sunday, August 5, 2012,
We're in the final countdown to be leaving FU3.  It's 3:45 am here and I can't sleep.  Guess I'm too excited to do that.  Almost like the night before going to Walt Disney World or being a little kid on Christmas Eve.  I'm packed and ready to leave.

Bill out...

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August 1st - Getting ready

Posted by Bill Bickford on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,
Here we are at the beginning of August and I am getting ready.  Getting ready to leave this place finally and get on with life back at home.  It will be so nice to finally see this whole area as a distant memory.  While there is a bit of sadness, it is only at .05% out of 100%.  I'm so looking forward to the new chapters in my life and new beginnings.  I am looking forward to starting a new job, playing some golf and mountain biking.  Also get to see my son, family and friends.  It's going to...
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