Jeff left for Al Udeid Air Base in Quatar today. Although we live in Dover, Delaware, Jeff is stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. McGuire is adjacent to Fort Dix. Fort Dix has been in the headlines quite frequently since the FBI thwarted a terrorist attack on the base. That was pretty scary. Thankfully, the FBI was on top of things!
Jeff's flight is leaving in about an hour from the Naval Base in Norfolk. His flight will be about 15 hours. He needed to be there six hours prior to his scheduled departure. Most of the people travelling with him left on a bus from McGuire very early this morning. Jeff and his boss--who also lives in Dover, did not want to make a two hour drive North to turn around an get on a bus for a six hour drive. Gee, I cannot imagine why!?!? So, they rented a car and drove there together. They are joined by another troop that lives in Southern New Jersey. Here are some photos of their departure.