Hey Titans fans!!
Our day started at 3 a.m. this morning. We caught a shuttle to a private military airport. It was very exciting! You know you are on an official flight when they have to get your passport, social security number and emergency contact to get on the plane.
Titans cheerleader Julia shares photos from Day 2 of her military tour that stopped in Kwajalein Atoll, a tiny island located halfway between Guam and Hawaii.
When we walked out onto the runway I got chills. There were stairs leading up to the door just like you see in the pictures of Air Force One. We flew on a Boeing 757 and the front half of the plane was cargo (fresh fruits and veggies) and we sat in the back. It was a five-hour flight and our service was spectacular. We got hot towels before and after our meal. Hot breakfast was served with snacks and even a mint to freshen up after our flight. I sat on an empty row so I got to catch up on some sleep.
We landed in Kwajalein Atoll, a tiny island halfway between Guam and Hawaii. The population here is around 1,000, mostly military personnel, contract workers and their families. We got a tour of the island from one of the locals, who everyone calls Aunite. Our tour included several WWII stories and some fantastic views of the island. One of my favorite things was touring the satellite. They have huge satellites enclosed in bubbles that receive information of things ranging from missiles to space ships.
We had a little bit of down time before we had to get ready, so we hit the beach for an hour. We had a meet-and-greet in the dining hall where I got to meet several people from the south and even a few Titans fans.
Now it's off to bed to prepare for a full day tomorrow. I hear we get to ride in a helicopter to visit a neighboring island.
Check back for more stories from the Pacific!!
• Day 1