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Proud mother of Derreck, PA National Guard. Ft. Knox Grad: 10/17/08 Ft Jackson AIT: Light Mechanic

Thursday, October 9, 2008

October 9, 2008

Derreck is still in FTX till Saturday. But only 1 more week till Graduation. We are all ready, as I am sure Derreck is. October 20th he will start his AIT and hopefully come home for Christmas.

I will have new pictures to upload once we get back from Graduation so please stop back.

Talk to you soon!

Monday, September 29, 2008

September 29, 2008

Finally recieved Derrecks Graduation letter. Yeah!!! Family day is Oct 16th till 9 PM. Graduation starts at 11 am.
I can hardly wait. He is so excited. In his last letter he mentioned going to Hooters. Although I am not sure that is going to happen, as we have his little sister along. We will defenitely feed him well. Can't wait to post pictures of him at graduation. I will update prior to going and then look for the pictures.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

September 23, 2008

Derreck called on Sunday, he is doing great. He expressed a lot of thanks for the mail he has been getting. It is like Gold there. Also he loves all his pictures and basically this gets him thru the hard days and sleepless nights. (Kind of like a country song, but we know he really is working hard)lol. He got expert on his M16. What ever that is. I will need to do some research. He is soon going to be in the Blue Phase and this will allow for more privleges. Yeah! He is hoping to call more often. I will update later this week. Have a good day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

September 17, 2008

Derreck called this morning, he is doing fine. I think he had a longer time to talk, but I had to go as I had to work. Hopefully we will get a call on Sunday. He seems up beat. He is platoon leader still. He is not sure if he likes it that much, as there are some who do not listen or do what they are supposed to do. But he said that it was a good honor though. Never thought he would have been choosen.
So the waiting continues....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

September 16, 2008

Derreck is doing great, He has passed all his PT tests so far. He said he has made lots of friends and his platoon seems to be working well together. He is in White Phase now. So hopefully we will be hearing from him more on the phone. If there is a question you would like to ask I will be happy to answer it for you or even ask Derreck. Thank you.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008

Sorry it has taken me a couple of days to post. I have been follow the GAP discussions. They are so helpful. So far no word from Derreck with in the last 3 days. I did receive a letter 4 days ago. I have sent him 4 since then. He finally received I think ALL pictures that I have sent him. In his letter, he did send back the questionaire from the GAP Forum that us parents have been sending to them. Check it out on Goarmyparents.com. There are lots to reveiw. I will update as soon as I get one. I am also hoping that Derreck sends this information to his grandmother. I would love to have you see his pictures. Army Mom Out!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sept. 5, 2008

Nothing new, but I wanted to add to the phone call the other day. Derreck did say that right after graduation we would only have a half hour with him. As he will be leaving for AIT in S.C. I am hoping that either graduation is short or the bus leaves later. At least we will have family day with him. I am so looking forward to seeing him. As I am sure him seeing us. I will post when I hear new.