I just wanted to share an experience my older son is having right now. For all the MS4's here you all know of this program from LDAC, for you MS3's you will find out about it this summer when you attend LDAC. During LDAC this past summer the cadets were told of the program and asked to volunteer as potential donors. They took swabs of the cadets and added them to the DoD Bone Marrow Registry. Of course they were all told it would be a 1 in 900,000 chance they would ever be a match to a person outside their family. Well....... Last month my son received the call, actually they called home looking for him. He was told he was a possible match for someone. A week later he drove to a hospital that could take the required blood samples for further testing. He was told if he was a match, which they now said was a 1 out of 10 chance, he would receive a phone call, if he wasn't a match he would receive a letter. Well, the phone rang at 6:00am at our house with the person on the other end urgently looking to contact our son, not really sure why they keep calling us and not him directly, he must have put our number on the form. They did finally reach him this morning and he is a match. Normally they take a couple months to prep everything, they have the cadet fly back to DC for a physical, a week or so later they fly them back to DC to donate the bone marrow. That is not how things went this time. The patient in need of the transplant is in very urgent need. My son will be flying to La Jolla CA in a week and do the physical and is scheduled for the Bone Marrow donation Dec. 7th through the 13th. The DoD pays all expenses for him and a companion. For those who signed up for this program, there will always be a chance you may be selected. I am very proud of my son, he never considered not doing it, when he got the phone call he said yes with no hesitation. The military is a strong brotherhood, I include women in the broad statement. Even though these cadets are not yet commissioned or in the official military, they do not hesitate to come to the aid of their fellow soldiers. They are truly the best of the best.