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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Milestones

So, tomorrow I re-enlist for the last time.  Ever.  This is the big Indefinite.

Holy moly.

Had you told me twenty years ago that this was going to happen, I would have laughed in your face.

7 comments:

P2 said...

Shit hot!!!! I, and countless others who've come before, thank you for carrying the torch. As you say those sacred words, take a moment to realize that oath doesn't end when they hand you a flag and a retirement certificate......

Know that I'm standing right there with you in spirit, if not in person...

River Rat said...

From a 70 year old Air Force Veteran: Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Stuart Clark said...

Congrats, Brother. I wish I could have had that honor.

Ragin' Dave said...

Well, thank you all for the good thoughts and wishes. It's done. Did it at the Griffith Observatory, to make sure it was picturesque.

The next major personnel action after this is retirement. That's some years off, of course.

xtacsgt said...

Thanks for your service, will you get another duty assignment or be stuck there?
My grandson is home on leave from South Korea. The day before he left they promoted him to specialist. His next duty is in Germany at Grafenwoere. Any tips and clues I could pass on to him?

Ragin' Dave said...

He's going to love Germany. I haven't heard one Soldier complain about being stationed there.

The best advice I can give it make sure his passport is up to date so that he can visit all of Europe. Learn as much of the various languages he can. Most folks there do speak English, but it's considered good manners to at least attempt to speak whatever language of the country you're in.

Ragin' Dave said...

Plus, if you butcher their language with our English accent, they almost immediately switch to English just to get you to stop.