If you’ve never been to Thule Air Base in Greenland, don’t go. It’s cold, desolate, and reminiscent of a Siberian prison colony.But if you do go, make sure you have reliable transportation. You’ll want to leave as soon as you get there.Which brings us to an entertaining chapter in the story of Gen. John Hyten, commander of US Air Force Space Command, who found himself stranded at the icy outpost for four extra days earlier this year after paying an official visit, his airlift plagued by a series of perfectly sequenced maintenance problems. Accompanied by his spouse and entourage, Hyten did what people stuck at Thule generally do … he turned up at the local watering hole to soak up whatever entertainment could be found. This is where the story gets interesting.
Go read the whole thing. It’s hilarious.