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My baby girl just signed up
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Maggie/TX    Posted 02-28-2003 at 20:54:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just got a call from my 19 year old daughter, who is away at college. She signed up with the Navy today. She's on delayed entry so she can finish this semester and have a couple months to get organized and will leave out in Aug. for basic in Chicago. She's going "airborn" in something called TEP-AV. I gather it has something to do with electronics and computers and avaition but that is all I know so far.

I've got mixed feelings, as I will miss her like crazy while she's gone for extended periods of time, but I am so proud of her I could pop. She asked me what I thought before she did this, as she was afraid I would freak out about it. I told her to just pray for guidance and then follow however she was led, no matter what that was. I know she did that so I am not afraid for her at all, just know I'll miss her.

Sid    Posted 03-01-2003 at 08:07:19       [Reply]  [No Email]

Jim in Michigan    Posted 03-01-2003 at 06:48:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congrats to her,,I regret not being able to enlist When I was still in High school I scored extremely high on the ASVAB test, so I had all the recruiters wanting me, I was even offered OCS with the Navy and I chose Combat Engineers , I had everything all set, looked like training in Georgia, followed by advanced training in California, followed by being sent to Germany. All looked great, until the physicals, I passed the first ones and was home waiting to finish high school when I blew out my knee, suddenly no one wanted me. I guess thats how it goes,,,Jim

Salmoneye    Posted 03-01-2003 at 04:41:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Tell her for me please...

Not enlisting in some branch of Service when I was being recruited, is one of the very few regrets I have in life...

And thank her for me too...

Les...fortunate    Posted 03-01-2003 at 04:19:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good for her and good for you!

135    Posted 03-01-2003 at 02:12:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I,m sure she will "serve " her Country , her Mom & Dad and Herself to the highest of standards......God Bless her____135

kraig WY    Posted 02-28-2003 at 22:06:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds like somebody has a good mother that has been installing values. Best to you and your daughter.


Juliana    Posted 02-28-2003 at 21:56:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Maggie! Good for her! I had the best time when I was in the Navy during Viet Nam era. She will go in a girl and come out a WOMAN! And a damn good one too! Wish now I had stayed in longer. Good luck to her and you. Those are tears of joy and pride.

Mike D.    Posted 02-28-2003 at 21:02:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm proud of her Mom too.

Hayman    Posted 02-28-2003 at 22:25:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I saw a picture on another website that was taken in the sky over Afghanistan and it showed the pilot,copilot,and two others seated behind.They were all wearing headsets and had turned around to face the camera at the back.They were four beautiful,beautiful,young girls that could have doubled for my own beautiful girls,age 19 and 21.They were flying a refueling tanker plane.
I looked at that picture for a long time and I'm sorry,I have no answers.It kinda I don't know but there is something wrong here,it hurts---
I would like to wish your daughter the best that life offers.It sure feels great to be a parent sometimes don't it .

Cindi    Posted 03-01-2003 at 06:26:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe it's that protective instinct. Your words touched me.

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