We found out yesterday we'll be leaving on the 16th, which made everyone happy because we'll all be here for the Christmas party on the 12th. I don't know who made our arrangements, but we're riding on two different busses and two different planes through Germany to get to Qatar. This is so ridiculous because a) there are direct flights from here to Qatar on a weekly basis, and b) aren't we the Air Force? Regardless, I'm just glad we have a set date, and I can work on getting things in order before we go.
Equally as satisfying is MSgt Hammes called me today and told me the Commander finally signed my extension. Again, it's only for twelve months, but that's another year I get to spend in Italy, and that makes me happy.