We were in Taif, Saudi Arabia with F-111s from Lakenheath, Upper Heyford, and Mt. Home AFB, Idaho. We were on one side of the base and the U-2 was on the other. We had a tent city and they had double wide trailers. It wasn't until 1997 that I appreciated those trailers as I was now a crew chief on the U-2. The biggest quote that came out of this time and one that I still use today, EVERY DAY ABOVE GROUND IS A GOOD DAY!