Evan spent a week in Kuwait waiting for a plane ride to Baghdad. He hung around the barracks, did some field training, and adjusted to the 100 degree+ heat. He had no idea when he would arrive in Baghdad, and felt it could be several weeks. He was able to talk for about 45 minutes. The Kuwait base was large and comfortable in contrast to the isolated sandy tents where he had spent so many days in Afghanistan
He sounded chipper and healthy.
The next day we got an email from Bethany saying he'd landed in Baghdad and would try to get in touch as soon as things settled down. He was busy with stuff like, finding a bunk, the chow hall, and those other details. It would probably be a while before he went out on missions because much of his unit was out on leave for a few days.