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2018 is coming to a close, and many things have happened, both in the world, in our military, at the Service Academies, in ROTC units, in OCS/OTS/PLC classes, and on this forum. If you wish, reply with important moments this year that happened in the military, at the Academies, in your/your DD/DS's ROTC unit, or in your/your DD/DS's OCS/OTS/PLC class, or just on this forum.

Current list:
me and many other members joined
AROTC-dad joined the moderator team
NavyHoops was designated a super moderator
The majority of the C/O 2022 reported to the academies for summer training
West Point updated their website
Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned
President Trump decided to pull troops out of Syria

I'll try to do something like they do on the C/O 20xx forums and make a list
 

AROTC-dad

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Minor correction....I was named a mod in April of 2017. Also Navyhoops was named Supermoderator in March of 2017.

Thank you, though and Happy New Year to all.

Current list (edited), plus added GEN Mark Milley's nomination.
  • @FutureMarine07 and many other members joined
  • The majority of the C/O 2022 reported to the academies for summer training
  • West Point updated their website
  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned
  • President Trump decided to pull troops out of Syria
  • A former ROTC cadet, General Mark A. Milley is nominated for Chairman of the JCS.
  • @AROTC-dad's DS receives first choice of Active Duty Army branch (Armor)
 
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THParent

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I decided not to drink any more.
 

Capt MJ

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Marking the passing of Senator John McCain, finally at rest beside his good friend ADM Chuck Larson, on the hill at USNA. That struck me, more than anything. I’m reading “The Restless Wave” right now. An imperfect man, but I can’t fault his commitment to service.

Watching the full-on events for President George H.W. Bush.

Attending the changes of command, wingings and promotions for USNA alumni sponsor sons and daughters. Watching my husband hand his pair of 14k gold wings to one going to command of a squadron.

Being pleased, reassured and impressed that despite occasionally naive questions and lack of research, each year there are those here on SAF who aspire to service and are willing to work for the opportunity of a commission.

I’m resolved to spend more time with the veteran non-profit I support.

Happy New Year!

Don’t forget this story used by James Patterson in one of his books:
“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls...are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”
 

Capt MJ

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Sorry for my failure to bulletize suitable for a list. Just scan through and keep going!
 
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  • @FutureMarine07 and many other members joined
  • The majority of the C/O 2022 reported to the academies for summer training
  • West Point updated their website
  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned
  • President Trump decided to pull troops out of Syria
  • A former ROTC cadet, General Mark A. Milley is nominated for Chairman of the JCS.
  • @AROTC-dad's DS receives first choice of Active Duty Army branch (Armor)
  • @THParent decides to stop drinking, realizes he will inevitably fail
  • John Mccain dies and is buried at his alma mater, USNA
  • George H. W. Bush dies after a long life of service to his country
  • @Capt MJ experiences the changes of command and promotions of her USNA alumni sponsor children, namely her husband bequeathing his 14k wings to a future squadron commander
  • The C/O 2023 and beyond learns and grows on this forum
  • @Capt MJ resolves to spend time with a veteran non-profit she supports
 
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  • @FutureMarine07 and many other members joined
  • The majority of the C/O 2022 reported to the academies for summer training
  • West Point updated their website
  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned
  • President Trump decided to pull troops out of Syria
  • A former ROTC cadet, General Mark A. Milley is nominated for Chairman of the JCS.
  • @AROTC-dad's DS receives first choice of Active Duty Army branch (Armor)
  • @THParent decides to stop drinking, realizes he will inevitably fail
  • John Mccain dies and is buried at his alma mater, USNA
  • George H. W. Bush dies after a long life of service to his country
  • @Capt MJ experiences the changes of command and promotions of her USNA alumni sponsor children, namely her husband bequeathing his 14k wings to a future squadron commander
  • The C/O 2023 and beyond learns and grows on this forum
  • @Capt MJ resolves to spend time with a veteran non-profit she supports
  • @kinnem joins the moderator team
 
Joined
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  • @FutureMarine07 and many other members joined
  • The majority of the C/O 2022 reported to the academies for summer training
  • West Point updated their website
  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned
  • President Trump decided to pull troops out of Syria
  • A former ROTC cadet, General Mark A. Milley is nominated for Chairman of the JCS.
  • @AROTC-dad's DS receives first choice of Active Duty Army branch (Armor)
  • @THParent decides to stop drinking, realizes he will inevitably fail
  • John Mccain dies and is buried at his alma mater, USNA
  • George H. W. Bush dies after a long life of service to his country
  • @Capt MJ experiences the changes of command and promotions of her USNA alumni sponsor children, namely her husband bequeathing his 14k wings to a future squadron commander
  • The C/O 2023 and beyond learns and grows on this forum
  • @Capt MJ resolves to spend time with a veteran non-profit she supports
Sorry, @kinnem
 

Air Force7

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I don't know if this counts, but the United States and North Korea Summit? The Pentagon drafted plans to pull troops out of Afganistan, and I joined!
 

AF6872

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I met my grandson for first time on Christmas Day. Two months New Marine. Best of 2018. Mom and Dad are both USNA Marines. Hope he will be a legacy down the line.
 
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  • @FutureMarine07 and @Air Force7, along with many other members joined
  • The majority of the C/O 2022 reported to the academies for summer training
  • West Point updated their website
  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigns
  • President Trump decided to pull all troops out of Syria and the majority out of Afghanistan
  • A former ROTC cadet, General Mark A. Milley is nominated for Chairman of the JCS.
  • @AROTC-dad's DS receives first choice of Active Duty Army branch (Armor)
  • @THParent decides to stop drinking, realizes he will inevitably fail
  • John Mccain dies and is buried at his alma mater, USNA
  • George H. W. Bush dies after a long life of service to his country
  • @Capt MJ experiences the changes of command and promotions of her USNA alumni sponsor children, namely her husband bequeathing his 14k wings to a future squadron commander
  • The C/O 2023 and beyond learns and grows on this forum
  • @Capt MJ resolves to spend time with a veteran non-profit she supports
  • The United States and North Korean government have a summit
  • @AF6872 meets his grandson, a newly made Marine of 2 months.
 
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