My daughter, Liz, who graduated the Naval academy and is now serving, reached a mile-stone on Friday. She has been working on her Surface Warfare Officer’s qualification (which means that she can stand watch and conn the ship and be in the chain of command, etc).
She got it, and her final exam was conning the ship during a UNREP (underway repleneshment, at sea refueling, etc) whioch can be a hairy maneuver.
Here she is (photographed by the OPS of another ship, approaching the replenishment ship in the Persioan Gulf.
She deployed three weeks after she got married (another Navy guy). She returns in December and then he deploys in February. Rough on them, but they say that it will be like having another honeymoon every 6 months.
What other message board has this kind of camaraderie where a man makes a post about being proud of his daughter and (I know) I swell with pride for him and he’s gets positive affirmation?
OK, I’m done with my Hallmark moment. Congrats Will. I think we’re all proud.
Will, tell her that you were flooded by members here who are very proud of her as well!!! She can always use the encouragement as it can still get lonely and scary when you are out there!
Was smiling the whole time I was reading this thread…thanks for sharing a very personal and proud moment with us!!!