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At 7:57pm on November 28, 2010, Dee Leach said…
Had to check your site out before I "accepted" invite. Saw submarines, figured, how bad can he be lol Except, I am not a dad, but a mom who is quite proud of him and the career he has chosen and so far has loved all the 3 yrs. he has been in.
At 10:16am on February 18, 2009, Chuck said…
How is that boat sailor? Where is he assigned now?
At 11:34am on January 14, 2009, David R said…
Last mom heard from Doug he was to busy to be bored..........they have cut their lunch to 30 min. to make up for the training days missed over xmas break. From what he was saying when home, they have started using them for some "light" duties after training hours. He said he spends most of those hours baby sitting repair techs and such without the clearences to enter the various offices. He says it's nice as an E-3 to tell senior enlisted and even a few "lost" officers where they can and cant go without escourts.
Snow...............about a foot deep in my backyard, and thats not drifts. The weather bimbett justsaid an est 5 - 8 more inches between this afternoon and noon tomorrow. Going to see if I can find a way to ship my butt to Fl., to visit the boy until about June, after listening to her. Just cant wait for this great weekend .........super cold and snow, should be fun going to and from work, at least its not the 1st of the month.............all the old folks should be staying inside and not driving 5mph down the middle of the roads.
At 7:27pm on January 9, 2009, David R said…
Well, I still have a pair 13year old daughters at home so it's not too quiet, just a different kind of quiet. With him I got to talk about something other than Hannah Montana, the Jonas Brothers and High School Musical..........LOL.
Guess I'll have to wait until the end of Feb. to talk to him, once he is back at base he is harder to get a hold than an honest public deffender. He has worse hours than I had as a grunt. He has school hours on top of his duty hours, never know when he reachable. Holidays weren't too bad he spent most of the time with his GF too.....................must be a Navy thing.
At 5:51am on January 4, 2009, David R said…
Doug made it back to base, doesn't have to signin officially until later today. He had said he was just going hide in the room until he had to be seen, which for him means as soon as food is cooked, and he can smell it. Forgot, how quiet the house was when he left for BC.............seems the same now, even the dogs seem to know he left............they haven't been this quiet in months. Well, works about over and time to pack it up and see if my relief shows up on time. Hope you all enjoyed the holidays....................
At 12:50pm on January 1, 2009, David R said…
We have managed to see him a total of 3 times so far................used his weakness "FOOD". Met him and GF for lunch and thats about it. Doug goes back to P'cola by Greyhound on Friday afternoon. He is scheduled to finish "C" school Feb. 26, then he moves down the road about 2 blocks to his 1st duty station. He keeps saying he's there for 3 years.............I never believe the military until I see it happen, but I guess as CTN there are only about 12 places world wide where they are assigned, with most in the states.
At 7:01am on December 30, 2008, David R said…
Doug made it home by Greyhound........turns out he had company, there were 2 others from P'cola riding to Cleveland. No snow to make him shovel, not that he's around much..........for some reason GF seeing more of him than we are..LOL. Heads back Friday, and won't be back until sometime in Feb. after C school graduation. He gets 15 days leave to move about 2 blocks down the street. Trying to talk him into staying there, and coming up in March so he can attend his high school njrotc units military ball. Figure, it will be for fun to show-up there and mess with (I mean visit with) instructors and cadet staff. Hope you and yours had a good Xmas.
At 11:45am on December 18, 2008, David R said…
Doug is "supposed" to be staying at Corry Station for the better part of the next 3 years according to the last set of orders he was shown. I wont quit trying to talk him into trying to get atleast 1 short overseas tour in now while he is still single and can enjoy himself. Even a 6 month trip on a carrier would be nice, he needs to understand that the military isn't the 8 - 4 job he has now.
At 10:49am on December 16, 2008, David R said…
Not enough to move around here yet either. Doug is Greyhounding it up for Xmas/New Years. Why is it the ones with brains have no common sense? We kept on him for the last month to figure out when they would be released.........will the Navy being the Navy told them 1st 1800 on 23 Dec.....................then after someone (guessing here) found out there were NO FLIGHTS out of P'cola after 1800, it was changed to 1600. Of course being a young 18/19 year old that knows everything (both him and his gf) ...didnt bother to return calls and emails when we were trying to get plane tickets. They were 350, now 600 and up if any are left................he and mom had a heart to heart and he is leaving late on 23 and getting here sometime on the 24/25. I will be working so I wont see him until later in the day anyway....hopefully he might actually listen after about 24+ hours on a bus. No if I can only talk him out of wasteing 15 days leave in Feb after C school. He is only moving to his "perm. duty station barracks" about 2 blocks down the road and the Navy is giving him 2 weeks leave to do it..............LOL! Guess they figure he is officer material, and it will take the 2 weeks to find the new barracks.
At 2:29pm on November 13, 2008, David R said…
He starts C school right up the street at Corry Station,. He starts that 12/10/08 until sometime in 02/09, after that unless changed, the last set of orders he saw has him stationed at NIOC Pensacola, for the next 3 years. Was trying to talk him into trying for some where else to get some "real world" experience, but doubt if he will listen.


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