When Hanes stepped into the aircrafts that would take him to an infiltration point, he felt a sense of calm and relaxation. Leading up to the trip while in the ready room and waiting to be picked up is when the greatest sense of nervousness and reality set in. Infil is when Hanes could feel 100% prepared and ready to face the combat mission that lied ahead. Before touching back down, he was able to focus and considered that time sacred.
The Crossroads of Special Operations