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Old 11-27-2018, 01:04 PM
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Default Proud Promotion Announcement

On son Jeff was promoted to Brigadier General. The DoD made the announcement public today. Next stop...Afghanistan!

A few months ago I commented how difficult is was to sneak in an RV flight or two with our son. Jeff's last flight with me was in our RV-8 back in 2012. I've owned the -12 for 5 years. On Jeff's last visit, the -12 was down for SB repairs. I am beginning to think maybe the time is right for me to trade in the airplane hobby.

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Old 11-27-2018, 02:00 PM
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That's awesome Tom. Congratulations to him and the family! You must be very proud.

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Old 11-27-2018, 02:35 PM
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Congratulations! A star is born!
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:55 PM
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In these days of social media where people post pictures of their meals and other "look at me" stuff, it's mostly annoying. For this and other reasons, I have no social media presence.

That said, thank you very much for sharing this. This is a real and rare accomplishment. I can't imagine how proud you must be. I wish him a successful deployment and a safe return. Please pass along my gratitude for his service.
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:01 PM
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Tom---please extend our congrats to Jeff---and to YOU for raising a great guy!
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:21 PM
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Congratulations!
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:49 PM
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Congratulations!
I know it?s not a lot but please thank your son for me for his service.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:25 AM
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On son Jeff was promoted to Brigadier General. The DoD made the announcement public today. Next stop...Afghanistan.
Hats off and congrats to the new flag officer...cheers and hand salute!

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I am beginning to think maybe the time is right for me to trade in the airplane hobby.
NOOOOO! Shake it off! Keep flying! The stars WILL align for you two to fly.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:28 AM
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Congratulations! A star is born!
Quite literally, a STAR is born!!!!

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Old 11-28-2018, 08:14 AM
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Thank him ;and thanks to you for raising him, PLEASE GOD , SAFE RETURN !
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