Following my own recommendation about Cat 6 flying CONUS during the busy summer travel season! Sponsor and I just manifested at Pope Army Airfield, in beautiful North Carolina, for a hop to McChord Air Force Base (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), in the glorious Pacific Northwest. There are several active duty families here in the terminal preparing…Read more Taking My Own Advice!
Memorial Day - Remembering those who gave all: "Angel Flight" music and lyrics by Darden Smith and Radney Foster For our armed forces, Angel Flights are US Air Force missions, frequently C-130s piloted and crewed by members of the Air National Guard, flying fallen military members home. Though not an official military designation, “Angel Flight” is also frequently…Read more In Remembrance
Happy Cinco de Mayo in Outer Space A! And, remember, the prime window for overseas Cat 6 travel will be closing soon! You have about 10 days until Cat 2, 3, 4, and 5 folks begin swelling roll calls and filling terminals around the globe! The busy summer travel season begins ramping up quickly around the…Read more Cinco Days into Mayo – Time Is Running Out!
As Spring is nearly upon us, so, too, are the school breaks for DODEA schools in Europe and the Pacific. The dates for 2018 are April 2-6, which means, effectively, from about March 30 through about April 8. Families frequently pull students out of class a day or so early, and return a day or…Read more Spring Travel Reminders and Misc.
Seasons Greetings from Outer Space A! With the holidays upon us, it's time for a few tips for Cat 6 travel for those among us intrepid enough to attempt it during the busiest season of the year. While retiree travel is not recommended, as a rule, during periods like the holidays, it may be possible,…Read more Holiday Travel Tips
As the summer vacation season draws to close this Labor Day, it's time to begin getting organized for fall travel! It's probably a bit too early to actually try to head skyward if the destination is OCONUS - DODDS students can begin the year up to a month after school starts (and depart up to…Read more Let the Travel Season Commence!
A fellow Cat 6 traveler, reading about our most recent space a adventure (which had gone off like clockwork!), inquired whether we ever experience any “hiccups” along the way in our travels. Oh, Mercy, YES! We've experienced FAILURE: on several occasions (like our planned trip to Italy this past fall from Norfolk) we haven’t gotten out at…Read more The Tao of “Hiccups”