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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Change of Command

Last Friday was Dave's change of command.  He took command of the 2d Combat Weather Systems Squadron.  For any no-longer-actively-serving-in-Air-Force-Weather types, the squadron stood up in early 2010 combining personnel from the AF Combat Weather Center at Hurlburt Field with the Weather System Support Cadres from Robins and Tinker AFBs.

Both sets of parents, Dave's brother and our niece came into town to see the ceremony.  It went off without a hitch, and here are a few pictures of our day.

I think I'm looking at someone else taking a picture of me, but I wanted to show off one of the pretty corsages all the ladies in our family were wearing.

Dave presented me flowers.  He called it an advance apology for late nights and changes to weekend plans.  :-)  He knew to get me a mixed bouquet instead of roses or lilies, which are typically what one sees given.  That mixed bouquet is still looking like it was just picked 5 days later in a vase on our kitchen table :-)
The boys each got one of these coins.  A great gift!  Good job Dad!  We're so proud of you!

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At Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7:53:00 AM CDT , Blogger To the Nth said...

Congratulations to your husband on his command! Do you get to have a "COW Party" now? In Navy squadrons, we throw a party for the new Commanding Officer's Wife to thank her in advance for putting up with her spouse's responsibilities. Black-and-white print and mooing jokes are often involved. ;-)

At Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 8:11:00 AM CDT , Blogger Major Mom said...

Squee! Dave's unit is abbreviated the 2 CWSS -- and they call themselves "Two Cows" for short. Their squadron does a lot of unofficial cow/pasture/barn/herd-themed stuff. Cowbells, Chick-fil-a cows and those squeezie Gateway computer stress cows (remember those?) decorate the place. After they do a unit cheer, say at a softball game, they moo :-)

But I didn't think for a second that "COW" = "Commanding Officer's Wife"...since in the AF we don't use the term "Commanding Officer". Just plain "Commander". But I can definitely have a good time with that one! Thanks for sharing!

At Monday, July 25, 2011 at 7:51:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jennifer said...

Congrats! You looked very nice for the ceremony and I love the coins your kids got - what a great idea!

At Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8:16:00 PM CDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to your husband and you!

At Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8:18:00 PM CDT , Blogger Major Mom said...

Thanks Sergeant Major Mom and Rain to Rainbows! I love my $15 Kohl's dress!


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