"Hi Gail, my son just got his wings at Whiting Field in Milton, Fl, where all the helicopter pilots train. It was a very happy occasion for our family. He is passionate about flying helicopters vs fixed wing. According to him it's more fun! And…"
"Put down the books and run! Join a gym and train as a female on her upper body strength. The CFA is fine and my daughter is pretty athletic but no upper body strength all in her legs and endurance and she struggled with the pull ups! From what we…"
"Well done! Of course getting the nomination doesn't mean they get the appointment! That was a bit of a shock to me cos I thought after all the hardwork it would be a shoe in! We were a bit surprised when the BGO said we should apply to other…"
"Hi Arwen - I never found a group of high school moms! Unfortunately!
My daughter is also nearer the end. She did receive one congressional nomination but for the Air Force Academy! She hasn't given up hope yet - we still have 2 Senators and the…"
Congrats to your son - Can't believe it was 4 years ago that Rachel graduated! Love seeing your photos - it brings back memories. Rachel did her TID at the Academy too - in the chaplain's office. How long is your DS there before going to API?
Sorry about the delay in responding to your comment. Parents weekend is Sept 11th weekend. I believe it starts on Friday thru Sunday, with a football game squeezed in there.
As far as your daughter and deployment. I have done it many times,never getting easy. She must stay busy. make goals for herself (ie saving money, working out, etc) she also should set goals of sending packages to him and writing in "snail mail" (usps). Email is great as long as email is working. She should attend funstions held by command family group, as they receive and send special things back and forth, such as videos and gifts. Getting involved in these groups are personal ecisions, but the events they plan are well worth the time. Most command used to have an officers wives club. This may be a decision she decides to go with mostly for information.
She will be fine. Its normal to worry and she might call crying, upset, etc., but understand her emotions will be a rollercoaster the entire time. Just be supportive and remind her that she can do this and it will be over soon.
Your pictures are just terrific! I love the one where all the guys are on that pillar looking thing, and the bagpipes (my husband's favorite instrument especially playing Amazing Grace!), and it looks like Patrick may be placing his cover (hat) on maybe a younger brother?? Anyway...fun!
Would love to hear about the Naval Academy experience from any of you moms that have children there.
Nathan is schedule to go to SWO's in RI., by June 8th. Then to the Chancelorville (except it leaves port in May) so I don't know how that will work out. In the meantime loving the spring and enjoying our days together.
Hi Michelle, Thanks for posting on my page. I always wonder why moms are not posting in the Annapolis Moms group. I do worry about how much info I give out about my mid, I never thought to write on individual pages. Duh....
OMG your pictures are awesome!! Pipes and Drums !!!! I told my husband I want bagpipes at each of my son's weddings. I need to hire your son !! I have pics of my husband and I with the bagpipers at the Navy - Notre Dame game. I'll have to look to see if Patrick is in them. I didn't go to herndon last year. Thank goodness for all the pix on the USNA website. I feel like I was there and didn't have to suffer thru the heat of the day. Was that your son who reached the top? So cool about using the cover of the girl that had died a few weeks before.
Rory goes to PROTRAMID the 1st block ,too. He is in 25th company. They'll probably will run into eachother. He loved last summer because he made so many new "mid friends". He said he has to have a physical before they go because of the "flying in jets". As far as NOLS, he hasn't heard about it being approved yet. He goes 3rd block, so they won't be together for that. Too bad... Have you paid any money yet? No one has contacted us . Rory got $1000 scholorship. I think we still have to pay about $2000. I'm a little worried about it . Did you read where some of the guys loose 15-20 pounds? Rory can't afford that. He's only 160 lbs now. He works out all the time... runs and runs ....watches what he eats.. drives me crazy. He wants to start doing triathalons . I can't wait for him to come home in 2 weeks. I miss him so much. He is getting very tired of the whole academy experience right now . He needs a break. He loves it there, doing very well academically, but is ready for a change. That's why him getting off for 0 block is so great. Will your son come home before he leaves for PROTRAMID? What all is he doing at the academy?
I'm so glad to talk to you. Thanks again for contacting me.
My son is in Co 12. We will be excited to see this year end. Almost half way.
My son has gotten his feet wet in a few sports. He went to NAPS and played football. Plebe year he join the boxing team. This year he is keeping his head in his studies. He is obtaining his skydiving license to join the skydiving team next year. He is an oceanagraphy major.
Nice to talk to you..Christine from Georgia
Congrats on your son getting into Annapolis. Rachel was in 10th company and graduated in 2007. She went from there to flight school and is in secondary now in Fla. What does your son want to do?
Hi Michelle! I, like you can hardly believe it's year two! The four "by the bay" will fly by. Glad the guys connected. Andy said on Tuesday he already had homework, and classes hadn't even begun yet! He's very glad to no longer be a Plebe! Life is good!! All our best to Patrick as well, as they begin this next chapter. Next year we'll be commisserating their 2 for 7 signing. Hard to grapple with how fast it's going... j.
Congratulations to Patrick for completing his first year at the Academy. I enjoyed your pictures.
I will tell my son to continue to send pics of Bob the Moose. I have more but I haven't posted them. It's been fun for the first graders to correspond with Sean's squadron and follow the adventures of Bob.
We live in the Lakes Region of NH and run the dogs on many of the trails that area has. I haven't done any races yet. I just enjoy going out and having a good run with the dogs without pressure.
Thanks for writing. I wish Patrick the best for his next 3 years in the Academy- Donna