I made a lot of jokes when I got my military dependent ID card about how the only thing I ever wanted out of this whole military adventure was BX and Commissary privileges. I even wrote to Patience while she was in basic training and told her that her military service was already a success because I could buy stuff on base and wouldn’t have to pay taxes. Some of these silly things were clearly just a joke but hidden behind the typical “benefits” there are some pretty awesome perks.
A few months ago I got a phone call in the middle of the day from Patience while she was working asking if I would want to fly on a KC-135.
HECK YEAH!!! Of course I wanted to fly on a KC-135! I hadn’t been on one since before I had met Patience and was stationed in Turkey. I don’t even know why she thought it made sense to ask. She could have told me to be there in 20 minutes and I would have been there!
One thing that people should know about flying in an aircraft like this is that it isn’t exactly comfortable. You don’t have a reading light or the option to have air blowing on you or even a nice cushioned seat. It’s pretty sparse. The seats fold up along the side of the aircraft and their made of a red nylon mesh. Not even your coach class thin cushion.
It may not have been the most comfortable flight but it was still a lot of fun. It’s a pretty incredible thing to be attached to another aircraft at around 30,000 feet!
I hope you enjoy the photos from my flight! #militaryhusband