from the Desert
e-mail to Curtis Keim, Dennis Glew,
Janet Loengard, and John Reynolds
wanted to say hello to all of you. I’m here in Saudi Arabia
as a part of Operation Southern Watch. OSW is the mission that enforces
the southern no-fly zone over Iraq. I guess all of you know that
I passed the New York and New Jersey bar after graduating from Fordham
and joined the Air Force JAG. I was stationed at Barksdale Air Force
Base, Louisiana, (B-52s) for about two years, and then I came to
Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for a 90-day
deployment. At PSAB I do what the Air Force calls operations law.
Primarily, I brief all combat air crews on the rules of engagement
(ROE). I can’t get into the details, but I basically tell
them when they can use their weapons. My roommate is an F-15C pilot
(air-to-air), and we get into these huge debates over the ROE. We
have occasional issues involving the Geneva Convention and its protocols.
Well, I have to get going. I just wanted to say hello and let you
know a little about the life you helped shape.
M. Miller, Capt., USAF
Friday, February 22, 2002