Today I left for a conference in Baghdad. I was there about a month ago but another opportunity came up for me to attend a Commander’s conference. I sure do hate to travel but I enjoy seeing new things. We left for the military passenger terminal at 2300 on the 29th and departed very early the next morning. I flew on a Sherpa. A Sherpa is an Army aircraft that is used primarily to transport passengers and cargo. It is a small twin engine airplane that has high wings and is shaped like a bus. Sherpa’s hug the ground as opposed to flying high so the ride is quite exciting. We flew blacked out with not lights at all - the pilots and crew wore night vision goggles. The flight was quite uneventful.