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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lt Col Vollmer, I Salute You!

Wanna know a secret?  I came in the Air Force about a year before my husband did.  Many of you know this, but many of you don't.

Because I had switched to the AF reserves in 2005, the timing for competing for promotions became very different for the two of us.  So even though up till now I promoted to each of my ranks about a year before Dave did, he competed for and made Lieutenant Colonel about a year before me.  So he officially now outranks me :-)

Only 13 months after his notification, last Friday Dave finally got to have his long-awaited pin-on ceremony at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park.  A cold front had just come through and even though the temperatures were a bit warm, the humidity was nice and low.

Enjoy some pictures from Dave's special day.  I didn't take that many.  We're hoping to get the pictures that one of his Airmen took during the event.  Then you'll see more of the kids and me....but this was Dave's day, so enjoy pictures of him :-)

The event was held at the base's Memorial Airpark, which as you can see is an outdoor venue.  The weather was nearly perfect!

The boys were tickled to see their names posted on the chairs.

I snuck in a picture during the oath, although I should have just been standing nicely during the ceremony.  Dave's commander flew down from Offutt AFB for the occasion.
The cake will get a blog post of its own.




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1 Comments:

At Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 11:44:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jennifer said...

Congrats!! What an accomplishment. :)

 

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