Well Ethan left this afternoon for a night stay at a hotel in Oklahoma City. has a date for a 4 am wakeup call. going to take his Physical and find out about the Job rate that he wants. He wants to be an M.A. His recruiter says that it looks as thoough he could get a July 2011 ship date right after high school graduation. Ethan says he should find out tomorrow if there is any openings for what job he is wanting, if there are no openings he has to go back next week and do this again.
On another note we got a call from Trevor this morning while he was in between classes for SSF (Ship Security Forces) . He was in the self defense class when one of his ship Command came into the class and requested to talk with him through the instructor. Trevor said that when his command came to him and told him that he needed to talk with him in private in the hallway. They walked out into the hallway and his command told him that he would have to wear his dress whites and be out on the field on tuesday morning. Trevor said he asked why am I in trouble? The command said no son you have been nominated by your MCPO for the sailor of the month. You have to be in dress whites as you will have to go before the board and answer some questions while they review your files and get to know you better. Trevor said if he gets this nomination that will put him in the running for Sailor of the year. All of this coming only after 10 months in the fleet with 4 months on deployment. Dad this will look good for me when I file my admiral in 21 officers courses paperwork. I'm not sure when trevor will find out about the Sailor of the quarter nomination but I know that he is very excited about this and can't wait to find out if he is selected.
I'm gonna give my boys a big BRAVO ZULU just because I can. I'm not bragging just very proud of my boys.