Nate embarks upon his new duty assignment as base correspondent at Kleinelachen Air Base, and meets Sergeant Tom Tremblay, his NCOIC editor at the Stars and Stripes newspaper. Nate’s excited, but soon enough learns that things are not quite what they seem – either in his new job, or at the newspaper, or even at Kleinelachen. Or in Rome. Rome? His doors of perception are opening wider, whether he wants them to or not.