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Old 12-19-2011, 05:58 PM
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Default Not Exactly RV Related except that he really enjoys riding in my -6

My Grandson just announced that he has joined the U S Air Force!

I couldn't be prouder!

Of course as an Air Force Veteran myself, I'm slightly biased
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:05 PM
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Default Seems like it is RV related to me!

USAF gave me the training to have a career in aviation and that career gave me the means to get me into the RV world!

Congrats Mel and my best of luck goes to your grandson for a great decision!

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Old 12-19-2011, 07:31 PM
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Default Congrats

Going to pilot training?
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:34 PM
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Outstanding! You have every right to be proud.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:37 PM
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Mel,

You have a Great Reason to be VERY Proud! What an awesome Christmas Gift to you!
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:01 PM
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Default Air Force son

Thirty years and change after my commissioning ceremony at Medina I've never regretted my decision. Today I envy the kids joining. Congratulations to your grandson for his decision, and to you for your example.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:05 PM
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Going to pilot training?
Not initially. Doesn't yet have his degree.
However, he is talking "career" with OCS in the not too distant future.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:08 PM
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to be proud indeed. USAF helped me get near the things I loved... planes that is! Bad eyes kept me on the ground but I never regret working on F-4 Phantoms! What did you do Mel?

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:19 PM
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Not initially. Doesn't yet have his degree.
However, he is talking "career" with OCS in the not too distant future.
Great stuff Mel, maybe we will see him here at Columbus someday.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:12 AM
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What did you do Mel?
I was airborne radio and radar maintenance.
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