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#2 son ships off to Navy Basic tomorrow

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    My youngest son ships off to Navy Basic (Great Lakes) tomorrow. He's off to fulfill his dreams. He's going into IT, hoping to earn a spot in the newly-formed Cyber Command.
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    thank you and your son.
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    Congrats to your son in making a decision that will influence his life greatly. I know YOU are a proud Dad. God Bless Him and keep him safe!
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    Congratulations to your son and your family.

    I noticed in another post that your mother had passed away. I sure there are many different emotions that you are dealing with; joy for your son and sorrow for your mother.

    Praying for you and your family. Thanks to your son for the choice he has made!

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    BTW -- IMHO plan to go to his graduation, if you can.

    FWIIW -- one of the biggest disappointments of my younger life (now, at 70 it doesn't look that big, but then it did) was that none of my family came to mine.
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    Congrats!!! I'm sure he'll do great.

    +1 on attending graduation. No one went to mine either, basic or the security police academy, and it's always bugged me.
    My son graduated USAF BMT in February of 2008, we flew to San Antonio for it and it was time and money that couldn't have been better spent. I don't think I've ever been prouder than when he passed by the grandstands of the same parade grounds I did over 25 years earlier. We also traveled to Florida for his graduation from TACP school in November '08. Last month he graduated from jump school at Ft. Benning and I couldn't be there, I don't know if it bothered him but it bothers me.
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    Congrats, and best of luck to your son!

    (I thought the Air Force had the cyber command lead? )

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    Congrats! God bless him and keep him safe! My son graduated a couple years ago. He is in Guam now. I echo Daveh, go if you can....they strut around like Peacocks, lol. They are proud and you are twice as proud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post

    (I thought the Air Force had the cyber command lead? )
    Not to hijack (and congrats and good luck to your son), but I believe he is talking about 10th Fleet.. Which is a full navy command..

    United States Tenth Fleet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You are thinking of USCYBCOM (United States Cyber Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) which will be a joint command under STRATCOM.. No real "lead" per se..

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    Go Navy! I joined the Navy in 1991. It was the best move I've ever made. I got my education and got paid to get it. While other people are paying back student loans your son will be enjoying a profitable debt free career.
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    I want to thank both you and your son. Ditto to all of the recommendations that you go to the graduation if at all possible. My parents came to my Marine grad. and it meant the world to be. They did not even recognize me when I first saw them at Parris Island.
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    Congratulations to your son. The weather in Great Lakes can be brutal this time of year. Write lots of letters. Send him some addresses of family and friends. General Quarters!
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    Congrat to you son, you have to be proud of his decision.
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    Good for you and your son.... I went in this time of year in 62' , but went to San Diego basic... If you go to his graduation tell him you saw him passing in review, and that he was the only one in step....
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    Well done sir. God bless you both.

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