I'm still half asleep as I'm writing this.....I laid down about 2:00pm today for a nap. My wife went to tan and go grocery shopping, the kids were being quiet and watching a movie and I was curled up in the bed getting some much needed mental and physical rest.
About 30 minutes ago the phone rang and in my semi-conscious state I managed to answer it. I heard a females soft voice address me by my rank and last name. I thought maybe I was dreaming. This is Sunday and it's a 3 day weekend, so I wouldn't be getting a call like this. That's it... I must be dreaming. I asked her to repeat herself because I was just waking up.
Apparently she had me on speaker phone because I heard a couple of people in the background chuckling along with her. She repeated herself and told me to get in touch with several young Airmen in my shop and for us to report to a meeting tonight at 6:00pm. She mentioned something about us deploying to New Orleans.
That's about all I know now. It's been a long time since this old sarge has had to pack his shit in a hurry and hit the road. I'm kind of excited but at the same time I'm concerned about taking these young "kids" with me. The ones selected are relatively new and are not very seasoned. I'll post more tonight.