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Got some GREAT news today !!!!

by Don K.
posted 05-18-2009 09:51 PM


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lew

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 09:53 PM

Congrats!!!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 09:57 PM

Great news!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-18-2009 10:04 PM

Excellent news! Now get him to help you out in the shop :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 10:23 PM

WOW Don this is great I’m so happy for you and your family.

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Don Newton

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#5 posted 05-18-2009 10:27 PM

An officer that served in the ranks, How fortunate the men he leads will be!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#6 posted 05-18-2009 10:32 PM

“An officer that served in the ranks, How fortunate the men he leads will be!”

Sharpe FTW… ..

-- My signature is awesome.

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 10:43 PM

Congrats, I too am a product of Camp USAFA so if he has any questions let me know. I have a couple local students heading there as well that I have been mentoring, it should be a good experience for him. There also was an ex-enlisted in my group and he did very well there.

I have a little Basic Training survival guide that serves as a cheat sheet as to what to expect those first couple of months so if you are interested PM me with an e-mail address and I will send it along.

-Rich

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#8 posted 05-18-2009 10:47 PM

Great news indeed

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 05-18-2009 10:49 PM

Thanks for sharing such joyous news Don. Let him know that a Lumber Jock in Chicago says thanks for all he done for his country. Best wish to the entire family Don….Blkcherry

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#10 posted 05-18-2009 10:57 PM

Don , have a nice bottle of beer tonight, feet up and enjoy the moment. Congrats to all your family.
Although it pretty much ends the coming to England bit man :-(

-- Believe in the power of one - Evan Tanner

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#11 posted 05-18-2009 11:05 PM

Great news Don, Congrats!! :-)) I was an appointee, but my eyes didn’t quite pass the physical, so I had to bow out :-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 05-18-2009 11:09 PM

Hi Don

Thats great news! I am happy for your whole family!

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Mike

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#13 posted 05-18-2009 11:40 PM

Great News (though of course we with stripes hated officers) Thank him for his service.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#14 posted 05-18-2009 11:42 PM

Thanks EVEYONE for the kind words. We are MORE than proud of him….but as far as his mother is concerned…she is just excited he is coming back state side lol !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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Gary

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#15 posted 05-18-2009 11:51 PM

Fantastic. Best news parents can get…..kid is coming home

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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sIKE

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#16 posted 05-19-2009 12:05 AM

grats and hoohahh!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#17 posted 05-19-2009 01:45 AM

Wonderful news for your son and you as well!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#18 posted 05-19-2009 01:56 AM

Congratulations Don. I’ll bet that is a relief knowing he will be state side for a while.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#19 posted 05-19-2009 02:08 AM

Great news Don. I know how much you were waiting for that. Great news!

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#20 posted 05-19-2009 02:25 AM

How nice to have him home!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#21 posted 05-19-2009 02:35 AM

wow…the is great news…congrats!!! I know the academy will be tough…but what a great statement about him—-that is why he was picked!!! enjoy every moment together…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#22 posted 05-19-2009 04:46 PM

Fantastic!

Of course it’s been said that the Air Force is the only service that sends its officers to the front and keeps the enlisted in the rear, so this promotion may not be a step up… Grin.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#23 posted 05-19-2009 11:14 PM

Congrats – Great news!

-- Karen W., KS.

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CreekWoodworker

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#24 posted 05-20-2009 02:26 AM

Congratulations to you and your son! Truly an honor. My Son is in the Army Reserves and is training now to deploy in early July. It makes it a little easier on us parents when we hear good news stories like this one. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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LocalMac

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#25 posted 05-20-2009 03:26 PM

Officer out of the Enlisted. That’s the way to go. It’s always nice to take orders from someone who has field experience rather than someone who read it in a book. Congrats.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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Don K.

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#26 posted 05-20-2009 04:19 PM

Agreed, when I was in, the officers who were enlisted first…just seemed to know what was going on in the real world. NOT saying all the others did not (Well some hadn’t a clue). But the few I served with that were prior enlisted , just seemed to understand better.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#27 posted 05-20-2009 04:49 PM

Congratulations! Maybe your son can help bring in the next generation plywood Mosquito fighter planes in the near future. We can contribute. Meanwhile enjoy the time with your son.

At 18 your want them to leave, then at 21 you want them back…

-- Ed

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#28 posted 05-20-2009 05:20 PM

The best gift of all is a Veteran returning in one piece…......Fantastic.

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