OT- National Guard

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  1. Bkocats

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    I know this thread will probably get moved, but I wanted to go ahead and share this news with my Big Blue family

    Earlier today, my eldest son qualified at MEPS and was sworn into the National Guard. He will be leaving for boot camp in August, then will be doing his MOS in vehicle transport and maintenance.

    Words cannot describe my pride and joy right now.
     
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    We share your pride Bev. Family here!
     
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    Can he shoot? UK needs shooters. I keed I keed. Good for him and you. Good stuff.
     
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    Congratulation, and feel your happiness. Our son is in the AirNG, and has been deployed overseas 3 times since 2001.
     
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    Congratulations to your son for his accomplishment and thank him for his service. I know you are one proud parent!
     
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    Not only congrats but thanks to both him and his understandably proud mama! BBN honors him for his service to our country!
     
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    That is awesome. Congrats to you, him and your family!
     
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    Congrats Bev and good luck to your son!!
     
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    Excellent Bev....I know that you and your family are super proud of your son....and....you have every right to be !!! I pray for his safety and that he be uber successful at boot camp and his assignments to follow!

    AlohaCat
     
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    No love like a mother's love .God Bless You!
     
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    Proud to have another brother in arms. I welcome him to the brotherhood. Only 7% of all Americans who have ever lived have taken that oath. You should be proud. My prayer is Jesus watches over him and leads him on his journey
     
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    Congratulations, the best thing for any young man to do is to serve their country. I have always thought every young man should serve their time in service. I went in and grew up in a hurry. Best time of my life. Make you applicate the USA.
     
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    Thanks guys
    I’m still floating on air here

    He’s so pumped about doing this too. He announced on Facebook earlier by quoting his oath. Have to say I teared up
     
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    Your son is a REAL hero. Congratulations to you and please pass along thanks for his service to our country on behalf of the BBN.

    Disclaimer - I’m in the business of PROUDLY providing all of the equipment and uniforms for all of the great men and women that serve this great country. Their stories need to be told! God speed to all of America’s hero’s!
     
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    Been in almost 10 years with the Kentucky guard and I can honestly say it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Tell him to Take advantage of the school benifits asap with his GI bill and his state or federal tuition, he just opened a door of limitless opportunities. Congrats!
     
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    Congratulations to you and your son! Serving your country is one of the most proud and rewarding experiences a person can have!
     
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    He is getting ready to have a real learning experience, one that will help him the rest of his life..doors will open afterwards that maybe wouldnt have other wise...congratulations...and God speed to him.
     
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    Thank your son from BBN for his service to our country!
     
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    A huge thank you to your son for his upcoming service to our country. Without fine young men like your son, we would not have the privilege of living in the greatest country the world has ever known and to enjoy UK Athletics!
     
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    Thank him for his willingness to serve! Much appreciated!
     
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    [thumb2]:americanflag: And a BIG THANK YOU to all who have served and currently serving! [thumb2]:americanflag:
     
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    Thanks to your son, and to you, for his service !
     
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    Proud of him and for you & Rob.. Jerry W.
     
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    I guess he found interests other than girls, video games, and weed. Congrats.
     
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    God bless all our military from this Vet. from many yrs ago. Thank your son for his future service..
     
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    Congratulation for You and Your Son. Got to love kids wanting to serve our country must be a great kid, but he would be right? He is your son. Happy for You and I'm sure you are so proud of him.
     
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    I know the feeling...congratulations. I've got two in the service. One Army and one Air Force.
    Proud to see them enlist hard to see them leave.
     
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    Very cool, congrats! Thank him for his service please
     
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    Thanks for his service!!
     
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    Id like to spread the thanks to everyone in the service. Great respect for folks in every branch, fighting the good fight
     
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    Nothing soothes like a mothers milk.

    Congratulations I bet he's excited.

    Semper Fi do or die who the hell are we?
     
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    Congrats! I'm a Navy veteran; my Dad was a young sailor at Pearl Harbor during the attack and made it a career. He lost a cousin on the USS Nevada.

    No life lessons will ever compare to those of serving his country!

    Thanks to all who serve or have served!
     
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    Congrats from an Air Force veteran.
     
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    BEV- I’m sure you, your husband, and your entire family are beaming about this. You’re a good poster, nice person, and apparently part of a great family. Thanks to your son for giving his time to the most noble of causes and I wish him the best. Sounds like a great kid. Congratulations to all of you.
     
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    I would never suggest the military to anyone unless they really, truly, want it.

    That said, make sure you tell him to volunteer for every deployment/training exercise he can. There are tremendous benefits to being a veteran once you get out, provided you put in the work.

    On a side note: If he wants to make a career out of it, tell him to go fly UAV's. Buddy of mine did that in the Marine Corps and now he teaches new pilots at Boeing HQ; and he's dumb as shit.

    If he can do it, anyone can do it. Hindsight is 20/20.

    Tell him congrats for me.
     
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    Very wise advice!
     
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    Huge congrats , I was in that position 4-5 years ago . my hard headed daughter did early entry to the Ohio NG . Camp Lost in the Woods ( Leonard Wood ) at age 17 in between her Jr and Sr of high school . As only she would do - politely but firmly ask " I'm going to do it at 18 on my own or you can sign off on it now " So off she went . Ended up platoon leader of over a 100 at age 17 . Was " coined " by two DI's . Won the hand to hand combat contest as well ( nearly dislocated her roommates elbow in the final , she said she couldnt hear her hollering tap above 300 screaming soldiers in training) She currently graduated college at age 22 , debt free , bought a 60K dollar home and is working FT at the local hospital ( NG training got her the job ) Her 6 years years is up in less than a year now -- she is strongly considering helicopter pilot school in Ga with the NG .
     
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