Dana graduated from Prime Power school today. The ceremony was very nice although it was bittersweet to say goodbye to some of the friends we have made. Thankfully, a few are coming to Hawaii with us!
These are in the lobby of the building where the service was held. I didn't get any of Sage smiling because it was VERY difficult to get her to stop picking at his uniform. She likes all the shiny medals.
Check them out standing all straight and proper:
On the photo below-See that one guy's sleeves? The one who is shaking Dana's hand? All of those large stripes on the bottom of his sleeve represent time deployed. Each stripe stands for 6 months. And he has a LOT. Now see Dana's sleeve? That smaller, single stripe on the bottom? Those stripes represent total time in service. That one stripe is for the 3 years he has been in (he's very close to a second stripe!). So the left sleeve represents time in service-one stripe per three years. And the right side represents time spent deployed-one stripe per 6 months. The little pointy arrow looking things higher up on their sleeves represent their rank. Dana is a Sgt. The other men are higher ranked which is why theirs are different. You can tell a whole lot of details about a person by their uniforms.
Today is (hopefully!) the last day in our apartment. The movers are scheduled to come today and we're planning to leave for Georgia this evening.
We will be in Georgia till the 29th and then on to Oregon to see Dana's family!