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I Don’t Want Another Tucson (Part One of the Dream Series)

There, at the Firehouse Subs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we unwrapped subs and blasted the FJ’s AC. The phone rang through the speakers and I stopped eating. It was the Air Force. The man on the other end of the line knew our fate. I held my breath and thought of all my dream places: Great Falls, Montana; Spokane, Washington; Mountain Home, Idaho; Phoenix, Arizona; California; South Carolina; Germany; England. I’d even take Minot, but I have my dream places, too. When the man on the other end of the line said, “Davis-Motham,” Zach and I both asked, “where is that?” The man didn’t know. He checked and said, “Tucson. Looks like the Air Force needs you in Tucson.” Zach wasn’t so sure about Tucson, but I swiftly pointed out all the great things about Tucson – a place I’ve never visited. I explained how the mountains rise sharply out of the valley and how the saguaro and ocotillo color the desert. We looked up the Davis-Motham base website. Zach knew a few guys on staff at the Chapel. We …