If you’ve already seen this on Facebook I apologize… what a crazy week it’s been!
We found out on Friday night that the Air Force has decided to not only ERD (early release of dependents) Isaac and I home, but to also put us on the EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) There are a lot of ramifications of this, most of which I don’t understand and therefore can not explain… But here is the immediate fall out.
Ryan is escorting Isaac and I home immediately (Probably in the next week but at this point we STILL don’t have a date) so that I can get treatment. He will then return to Turkey, pack out our house, ship our car, move into the dorms and wait while the paperwork goes through. The EFMP codes me for certain care and affects profoundly where we can and can not be assigned. So in a matter of weeks we will have a new assignment. Ryan’s assignment here will be curtailed and we will immediately PCS (Permanent Change of Station) to a new base.
They are going to try to station us at Luke AFB in Phoenix. We get to pick one base that we have a justification to be stationed at and as Phoenix is the ONLY base we have justification for (Family support system, the one doctor that has successfully treated my illness, the location of my gastric bypass surgeon) it’s the base we chose. With these justifications we have about a 50% chance of being given this assignment. When you consider the sheer amount of bases, 50% chance to go to ONE is a pretty good chance. If they can not find a place for us at Luke we will be stationed at the first base they have a position for Ryan and the correct medical facilities for me.
And so begins yet another season of waiting… We SHOULD have orders in a few weeks so that we know where we are going, we SHOULD know by the end of today when we will be on a plane out of here… but it’s the Air Force and things change at the drop of a hat!
I’ll try to keep you updated!
Do you know what I miss? Drama free life… not that it was ever 100% drama free… but on December 28th of 2011 things blew up in my face with a phone call and it’s been DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA ever since. If I tell people just a little bit of our story they’re jaws drop and I feel like a total drama queen! 🙂