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post #1 of 22 Old 04-12-2018, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Graduation @ Ft. Benning.

Itís been killing me not to post anything but I didnít want to jinx her. (My Daughter)
Iíll follow this up in a bit.

For now, letís just say that my wife and I are so, so proud.
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Awesome, she should be proud of her accomplishment and thank her for her service!
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And BTW, you can bet your Ass Iíll be doing some bragging, if that stuff bothers you, I suggest you donít click on this thread again.

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Graduation @ Ft. Benning.

So our Daughter is a Great Kid.
Actually sheís an incredible woman, sheís smart and beautiful just like my wife. Only thing she got from me is, she can grow a nice mustache:{) just kidding.

Iím here for here Graduation ďformalĒ, my wife is headed this way tomorrow for graduation proper. Our work schedule didnít allow for us to be here at the same time for the full itinerary of events.

Hannah is graduating from OCS this week.
She signed up with Army National Guard while waiting for her chosen PhD program to start. She entered the guard already having her Masters in Bio Technology, her under grad was in Bio Chemistry.

Kid is a go getter, and didnít want to waste a year waiting for her PhD program to start.

Iím so proud that I actually have tears in my eyes as I type this.

Based on the stories Iím hearing, they did everything they could to get her to fail or quit. They couldnít do it, and she ďkilled itĒ.
Actually was the only female in her group picked/recommended for Special Forces training.
Iím not positive but I think that means Green Beret.

This kid is amazing, and I can only contribute that to her mother, Lord knows I didnít play much of a role.

She has been a leader and hard worker since she was very young.
Took college courses in HS.

They said she couldnít weld, so she took welding in HS, won a ďblue medalĒ @ Houston Live Stock show with her project.

List goes on and on.
I can stop grinning.





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Be proud pop, you done good. Buy your self some buttonless shirts so you wonít have to worry about poppin buttons with your chest. I experienced the same with my son when he came back from Desert Storm. A woman though, thatís something special. Good on you.

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Beautiful, smart and driven. Talk about a trifecta. Good for her working to accomplish something important.
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Made the mistake of sending her to do errands around base in my Jeep.

I may not get it back.

WTF will I do then :{)
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Thank you for this nice comments all.
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The formal was incredible.
Hannah did the ďfallen soldierĒ tribute, that was a great honor for her to be chosen by her peers.


Iíll be heading home today, wife will be here later. I hate that Iíll miss the actual graduation ceremony but Iím so proud, grin will be on my face the whole trip home.

I had opportunity to meet 25-30 of the Candidates in her class, every one of them 100% top notch folks.
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

Congratulations to Hannah, you, and your wife. What an achiever! My thanks for her choosing to serve. You deserve to be proud, and I will look forward to hearing about her future accomplishments.
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Congratulations to Hannah, you, and your wife. What an achiever! My thanks for her choosing to serve. You deserve to be proud, and I will look forward to hearing about her future accomplishments.


Thank you for the kind words.

Although it doesnít happen often for Commissioned Officers, it sounds like they will be sending her to PA School. (14 months San Antonio)

Plenty of things still up in the air.
Iíll be sure to ďpost upĒ as things get ironed out.

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As I type this my wife is freaking out.

They have found a ďsuspiciousĒ package at the building graduation is being held in. Scheduled in 1 hour.

Bomb Squad w/robot is on scene at this very moment.

Problem is, they may cancel the graduation ceremony.
Hence wife ďfreakingĒ
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Not 100% sure what to say because I don't want to sound like a broken record, but......
















Great job Mom and Dad! Your daughter is kicking ass and taking names. Be proud of her and back her, like I know you will, and continue to let her kick ass. Again, great job.

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Graduation @ Ft. Benning.

UPDATE:

Hannah has been accepted into the Army IPAP program, for those unaware that means the Army will be training her to be a PA (physicians assistant).
This is about a 2 year program and it sounds like it will be @ Ft. Sam in San Antonio.

Iím not sure but it sounds like she will be a Captain when she completes the program.

This is actually out of the ordinary and took a strange chain of events because it seems that this program isnít usually available to Officers.
Evidently, or the way I understand, this program is used as a recruiting tool for highly qualified enlisted personnel.

Some of you may know more about it all than I do.

Any way, again Iím thumping my chest proud as ever. Iíll update when I know more.

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One of the really cool things is, while sheís in this program, not only does the army pay for the school, sheíll be paid as active duty personnel and receive a housing allowance.
The monetary value of this is huge.

Thank you Army

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Ft Benning school for boys! I remember that place well. I went to infantry school and jump school there back in 84!

Congrats, Pop!

Hey, tell your shiny new young Butter Bar that her shoulder pocket is unzipped!! She needs to tighten that sh1t up when she's out walkin' about
Probably keeps her smartphone in there and forgot to zip it back up. Kids!

I'm proud of her for steppin' up! Proud of you and the missus for doin' such a great job with her. Congrats again! You should be proud as a peacock.
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One more thing.

Just so you know, Special Forces does mean the Green Berets. I dug mine out of a box in the closet so you could see.

It may be the coincidence that led to her going to Ft Sam to become a PA. If she does well there she could come back and try out to become an 18D - Special Forces Medic.

I retired after 22 years of it and have broken every bone in my body - except my skull and I have had 3 TBIs. I've also awoken in more hospitals than I've walked into. All of my fingers have been broken and some have been sewn back on. My nose has been broken three times. I have 32 scars on my legs and two 12" scars running down my left forearm. I've been to 21 countries and all 50 states and spent little time at home.

Just so you and momma know what she would be getting into with Special Forces. These hats come with some really big strings attached.

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Congratulations on your daughter's continued successes.

I've no doubt that she'll make a great PA. Stay safe, Hannah!
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Wow.
Way to go, dude. I hope my 15 yr old daughter turns out as well as yours appears to have. Nice dad'ing....you deserve to be proud.



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Thanks so much guys.


If I have one bit of advice to give, it would be this.

Our children learn from what we do, not by what we tell them to do.

Least thatís my opinion on the subject.

Anyway, Thanks again for the kind words.
Iíll post updates as they occur, itís sounding like this thing will kick off in January of ď20Ē
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