Raegan and I are in San Antonio, TX right now to mark a special occasion. Our son Ian graduated from US Air Force Basic Military Training here Thursday, and became an Airman.
It was a very emotional set of ceremonies over a couple days, and we have been able to visit with him for the past four days on both base liberty and town liberty. We haven’t really done any touristy stuff, but a lot of sitting and talking, walking and talking, driving and talking, and feeding our Airman some “real” food instead of chow hall meals.
He’s an E-3 now, and after outprocessing in the upcoming week, he will report to his tech school for another five months of training, and then move on to his career.
He is in the best shape of his life, both physically and intellectually. We are so proud of him we could burst.
We are headed back to OKC this evening for a return to work, but this otherwise very low-key visit to San Antonio and Lackland AFB will stand out in my mind for a long time.