Saturday, July 16, 2011

My son graduated from Basic Training

I've been late in posting this.  I had it on the computer but didn't really have the time to post it.  All the pictures were downloads from facebook or various cameras which meant I had to find them on the computer(a feat in itself), copy them to my pictures, yadda yadda yadda!

I'm so not a computer person so that any task like this is a miracle when I actually pull it off!

My son graduated from Army basic training around the Memorial day week.  We spent 3 days in Columbus, Ga, going to various events and ceremonies.  It was so awesome!  It made me so proud of my son and to be an American!  HOOO ah! That's what the Army says. Not to be confused with HOO Rah which is what the Marines say.

Overnight "camping" trip
That's a real M16

The beginning of the graduation ceremony with smoke bombs and the sound of gun fire off in the woods. It was kinda scary and then these soldiers appeared from behind the hill.

I'm not sure what this was.  A bazooka, RPG launcher, something really big and deadly!
Bravo Company. 4 Platoons.  My son was in the 4th platoon which is the one  to screen right.
In formation
From screen left, he's the third one
Jad and his wife, Keshia.  We went to Outback to get him a steak and a Coke!

He's in tech training now, studying to be an aviation electrician.


  1. Please tell your son THANK YOU for taking up the mantle of service to our country! Good luck with his further training, too.

  2. Congratulaions to your son. And the best of luck for years to come. What an accomplishment!

  3. That's wonderful news! Congrats to Jad! I bet you were just beaming with pride :)

    He is going to have an awesome career being an aviation electrician!

  4. I wish your son all the best as he serves our country. He will learn some great skills. I work with many maintenance techs that started as electricians in the military. Please thank him for his service!

  5. Congratulations! You must be so proud of your son:):)

  6. Thank you all for all your thoughts!

  7. Don't know how I missed this one Julie--Give him huge hugs of thanks from me, too!


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