Monday, July 07, 2008
1) I've been volunteered to meet General Franklin's (the base commander for Aviano) plane, so I put on my best uniform and head to the flightline. His plane lands, and I walk up the stairs and salute and all the other stuff I'm supposed to do. Then I see the whole USAFE commander with him, so I do all the proper military stuff again. General Franklin starts joking around with me and tells me to loosen up. We leave the plane, and I meet his assistant, another Staff. He and I and couple other airmen walk behind the hangar and we're looking around for some kind of part he needs to fix the airplane. I ask him how he likes his job, and he says it's pretty cool, but he doesn't have time to meet girls or anything.