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Daughter's Commissioning Today


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Daughter #1 was commissioned today as a US Army 2nd Lt. Took her a year longer than expected, but she finally squeaked through. She will remain in the active Guard until called up for active duty next year.

 

Daughter #2 will be commissioned as a USAF 2nd Lt. this fall. She has been accepted for flight school training at Pensacola NAS and will be reporting in immediately after commissioning. She wants to fly cargo aircraft like the C5 and C141 in preparation as a commercial pilot after active duty.

 

Just thought I'd share. The knuckleheads are doing okay, in spite of wanting nothing to do the the Navy. :cheers:

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Congratulations,

sounds like you're winning. I can't get the AF recruiter to call my son back.

he even scored 83 on the mechanical part of the ASVAB

which is real high :(

He's Talking about the Marines now,I did 4 in the Corps and 8 in the army tried like hell to get him into that AF

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Did you get a dollar for being the first one to salute them? Or is that another tradition down the drain.

 

Nope. :D And they know better than to wait for that.

 

LOL yeah, it would probably be a cold day in hell before a chief would salute an officer in a sister service!

 

In any case, congratulations Don, you did good!

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The pay's not bad nowadays either. A boot O-1 fresh out of school makes $33408/yr base pay, plus free lodging, food, medical, clothing, and paid continuing education. And all kinds of incentive pay for what you do and where you're at, like flight pay, COLA, etc. etc. Great job security too, and nowhere to go but up. In today's economy, that's not a bad way to start. ;)

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Did you get a dollar for being the first one to salute them? Or is that another tradition down the drain.

 

Nope. :D And they know better than to wait for that.

 

LOL yeah, it would probably be a cold day in hell before a chief would salute an officer in a sister service!

 

In any case, congratulations Don, you did good!

 

Rank is rank and military courtesy calls for a salute, irregardless of branch, or relationship.

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Congrats Don! What branch (of the Army) did she go into?

 

Medical Corps, Physician Assistant Jay. She went into Army ROTC under a Army Nursing scholarship but fell a little short. But that's okay, at least she made it through, got her degree, got commissioned and fulfilled the scholarship requirements. Once she gets on active duty, she plans to finish her nursing training and move into the Army Nurse Corps. They get promoted faster. :cheers:

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Rank is rank and military courtesy calls for a salute, irregardless of branch, or relationship.

 

Yep, right out of the manual Jim. But what's more useless in their first year of active duty than a just out of school O-1 Enswine? Or any other O-1 in the other services? Their major value at sea was serving as fresh meat on the fantail smokers (boxing matches). It was great for crew morale to see the Naval Academy middleweight champ Enswine getting cold-cocked by a mess cook from Brooklyn named Fazio or similar in the first round. But while ashore, of course we had to follow rank protocol.

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Yep' date=' right out of the manual Jim. But what's more useless in their first year of active duty than a just out of school O-1 Enswine? Or any other O-1 in the other services? [/quote]

Been pondering that question for half an hour. Can't think of a thing. :dunno:

Actually I keep thinking of tits on a boar hog. But those are things. They don't count.

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A oldie but maybe there's a young'un on that hasn't heard it. A grizzled Navy chief and a young Air Force 2nd Lt are in the john taking a leak. The Lt finishes, shakes it a couple times and heads for the door. Chief hollers at him "Hey son, in the Navy they teach us to wash our hands after going to the John." Lt replies, " In the Air Force they teach us not to pee on our fingers."

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A oldie but maybe there's a young'un on that hasn't heard it. A grizzled Navy chief and a young Air Force 2nd Lt are in the john taking a leak. The Lt finishes, shakes it a couple times and heads for the door. Chief hollers at him "Hey son, in the Navy they teach us to wash our hands after going to the John." Lt replies, " In the Air Force they teach us not to pee on our fingers."

 

:yes:

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  • 1 year later...

Have to crow a little tonight, hope y'all don't mind too much. :yes:  Daughter #2 graduated last week from her ten months of ABM (Air Battle Manager) training at Tyndall AFB, FL. First in the class, and she was the only female to make it through. She also got promoted to O2 (1st LT), got her wings, and started earning flight pay. She has a little time off now, then will report to Tinker AFB, OK in August to start flying for parts unknown as the ABM on an E-3 Sentry (AWACS) aircraft. Needless to say I'm quite proud of her. 

 

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