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Naval Aviation

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Winging gifts

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Comment by Julie on November 28, 2009 at 8:43am
Hi everyone,
So I am learning all the time also. The RAG is the replacement air group. Andrew will be training in Norfolk to replace a squadron on a carrier that will be losing aviators through a variety of reasons. ( finishing commitment, becoming instructors etc.) I feel like he is in our own backyard from Texas to Virginia- and his little sister is in college in PA so they are both happy about that. I think he will be feeling a lot better once SERE's is over and he his home for Christmas. He is driving up to Maine Sunday. Please remember all of our aviators as they go through this difficult training simulating "downed aircraft and capture". Thank you all for your support. Although I am not a frequent writer I enjoy learning from all of you.
Leslie,-- you have a great sense of humor!!
Jane,-- I'll talk with you soon.
Comment by Leslie on November 28, 2009 at 8:00am
Thanks for the info, ladies. Keep it coming.

Jane,-- Conor say" Congtats" to your Brian.

Lynn, --They do select after primary. Then advanced, then the RAG. I don't know exactly what it is or what it stand for.

Julie, -- Enjoy having Andrew home .
Comment by rose4256 on November 28, 2009 at 6:28am
Leslie: good suggestion about the info on our avaitors. I'm not really up on the lingo yet, but here goes:
My son ,Ray an Ensign, just finished up IFS in P'cola and is waiting to class up to API. He is home now and will be back again for Christmas
Comment by Lynn on November 27, 2009 at 4:57pm
Learning new stuff again! I know I've heard this before; but what is RAG again? And they select after primary, right? I forgot to add in my info that son, Nate, is a SNA (student naval aviator). Waiting for Christmas to see him.
Comment by Sandy on November 26, 2009 at 1:02pm
Leslie, I know you have enjoyed having the boys at home. I have a son, Stephen, stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. His wife is there also. He is deploying for six months on Monday to Japan. He is the NFO for P-3s. They are celebrating today with their military friends and some of their new found friends in the neighborhood. What a wonderful new experience for them, along with kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding. I asked them, "Are you livin' the dream?" --to quote you!
Comment by Julie on November 26, 2009 at 9:58am
Julie, son Andrew, USN LTJG. Finished 2nd in his class VT21 Kingsville chosen in quality spread to learn additional T44. Winged Oct. 9 ,2009 Corpus Christi. Now in the RAG in Norfolk VA - VAW 120 to fly the E2/C2. First time home for Thanksgiving in 3 years- off to Sere's Monday and then home for Christmas.
I pray all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Comment by Jane on November 26, 2009 at 9:50am
Thanks for the Milton welcome! To hear that the helo community is supportive means a lot to me! I'll have lots of questions....we'll need to chat :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We all have much to be thankful for! Sure appreciate all of you!
Comment by Chris on November 26, 2009 at 9:46am
Chris, daughter Erin, USN LTJG. Classed up now for the F18 fighter. Will wing after the first of the year. At Kingsville, TX with DJ's son Win. In Squadron VT21.
Comment by Leslie on November 26, 2009 at 9:25am
DJ, Have a wonderful time at the winging. Can't wait to hear all about it. Congratulations !!

Jane, I swear I wrote you a note here last night, but don't see it. So happy for your Brian. Now he will be near Lucy again. Rory wants helos too. Loves the mission . I think it is amazing how now you have NavyGatorMom and others as a "mentor" here if you need them . This site is priceless.

I have started a list of all moms here. Maybe in your spare time, lol, you all could give a brief history of you and your aviator and what they are doing now. Would help a lot. I'll start with my aviators.

Conor , UF, is in Corpus Christi waiting to class up for Advanced on 12/8. He selected P3s. Squadron 31. Will fly the T44 (?)
Brian , USF, is in Pensacola waiting to start IFS.
Rory is at USNA , 2/C, Math major, platoon sargent, honor congressThreatening Marine ground or Marine air.

Last night, all three boys were ecouraging Nolan , little brother, to go Navy after college. They love their life and want it for him too. He can't think that far ahead, but was listening. So great to have them all home !!

NavyGatorMom -- We've gotta beat Fl State !! I watched the basketball game the other night. UF- FSU. We beat 'em !! My best GF's dad coached at FSU may years ago, so she and I have a fun rivalry. Her daughter goes to UF, haha ! Nolan has applied to UF, waiting to hear. Tuff to get in these days.
Comment by NavyGatorMom on November 25, 2009 at 8:21pm
Welcome to Milton Jane! Our daughter has been there since May 28th. She has 9 flights to go with a wing date of 1/15th. The Helo squadron is very supportive and helpful. I'm sure your son will love it!

Fly Navy! Go GATORS!

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