Last night, Andy graduated from Airman Leadership School (ALS). That means he is now officially a Staff Sergeant. They had a fancy dinner, with lots of very high ranking people thereto celebrate the graduation of 32 people. It was exciting for me, because I am almost never around high ranking people. I am almost never around anyone military at all, except for a few spouses, and Andy. Side note... look Kelsey. I wore the bridesmaid dress. It was perfect! This picture was taken at the end of the evening, picking up the boys at the neighbors house.
This is a classic Andy pose. He was pretty stressed out all evening, with all the "big brass" around. By the time we got home, he was very ready to just chill out and be silly. Plus, he was in a very good mood because.....
he won the Distinguished Graduate Award!!! There were 5 awards in all, out of 32 people. His was based on "objective testing, performance appraisals, demonstrated leadership and followership" (whatever that means?). His wasn't the highest award you could get, but it means he was in the top 10 percent of his class. (top 10% of 32 people is top 3, right?) That is pretty dog-gone cool if you ask me, considering he was also taking two college classes, raising two boys, and putting up with a migraine crazed diabetic wife all at the same time!
He had today off to recover, which has been fabulous. Funny thing though.... he has weekend duty this weekend, so he has to go to work tomorrow. Isn't that just the way it works?
I am just so proud. Give him a high five if you see him, okay?