Heather Bennett, News 9 Contributor
Oklahoma Airman Serving In Afghanistan
As this crazy roller coaster of a ride slows down to come back to the loading platform, it all seems surreal. The people replacing us are here, and all that's left is to get them trained-up and on the job, and we will be home. They are really here. I remember when that was my crew, and we were bringing that same joy to the team before us. It's all bittersweet.
Also, the team I work with, I will miss a great deal. We have such a strong connection with each other. We know each other. Like at night, when all we can see is a shadow, we know who it is by the way they walk. We eat together three times a day, and after work we all lift at the gym together. They have become my family, and it will be sad to leave them, but also good to come home and get that connection back with my old friends.
This deployment is slowly creeping to an end, but with all endings are new beginnings, so I'm excited to see what life holds for us. I can't wait to be home. Thanks again for all the support.