posted on Sep, 11 2018 @ 10:06 AM
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
Ill never forget the day.
Just got off shift, we had a major exercise going at Barksdale AFB got home about 0630 passed right out.
Jerked awake a couple hours later, usually take me a few hours to doze off after that so I rolled over and turned on the TV in time to catch the
Soon as I gathered myself I called work and was told either get in here quick or just be on telephone standby for a few days because the base was
being locked down.
Tossed my uniform back on and hauled butt to base, got to work helping download the ALCM's we had just got uploaded the previous night.
Later I was on the flightline when air force 1 landed, exhausting couple days downloading turning and sitting ready with our jets till we were allowed
to go home.
Everybody was the same on base if we were not working on the jet we were glued to the tv looking for information, and trying to manage our anger.
I had family that worked in the rubble for a bit after the attack, I have buried friends in wars since, forget I cant not ever forget that day, and
the innocents that died.