Update on my oldest. He graduated from Basic Military Training on February 13. He was one of the first classes to be part of the new, expanded, 8 week BMT program. His favorite part, he said, was BEAST.
I am convinced that I am part of one of the most self-centered generations in history. For that reason, in particular, I am proud that my son, and his compatriots, have chosen to serve. They are aware of the risks, and for that reason, the picture of him in front of the Alamo (from his mom's trip down to see his graduation) is one of the most moving to me.
He is now at Shepherd AFB in Wichita Falls Texas learning to maintain and repair cargo planes.