Grandson Gets His Wings

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  1. The Champ

    The Champ Veteran Member

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    Our grandson just graduated from his advanced Marine training at MCAS New River yesterday. He will be going to Okinawa for his first permanent duty station in late December/early January.

    We had quite the visiting contingent from MN and WI to witness him getting his wings "pinned" - mom, dad, step-mom, half brother, grandma, grandpa, fiance with mom and grandma, aunt and uncle as well as a close family friend.

    It's a big day in his military career and we were proud to be there to witness it. Besides the ceremony, we also got to meet and speak with his training NCO as well as other instructors and were given the in depth look at the V-22 Osprey that he has been flying in.

    A few photos to share of his big day:

    Getting pinned

    New River 3.jpg

    Showing off his wings

    New River 4.jpg

    The three amigos heading to Okinawa

    New River 5.jpg

    The young man and his Ospry

    New River 1.jpg

    And with his fiance

    New River 6.jpg

    Grandpa at the stick, with his Air Crewman in position

    New River 2.jpg

    Selfie version...

    New River 8.jpg

    I'm proud of the young man!
     
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    Proud moments. Congrats.
    Thank him for us.
     
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    Congratulations
    You have got to be super proud of him. Aviation careers in my opinion is a great career I’ve been in aviation for 50 years and it has been great.
     
  4. muscl car

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    Congrats !!
     
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    Awesome! Best wishes too him and the future misses!
     
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    Congrats and good times ahead.
     
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    Congratulations and cherish the memories. I know you are proud.
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Champ tell your Grandson Semper Fidelis from an Old Marine Air Winger from 3rd MAW MCAS El Toro and good luck at his new Duty Station 1rst MAW MCAS Okinawa Japan
     
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    Congrats to all of you! Very proud moment.
     
  10. Da-bigguy

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    Congrats to your grandson! Those are very impressive birds! I saw one fly over when visiting Destin, FL last year, very cool!
     

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