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Old 03-25-2020, 3:46 PM
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So, my son is 35F in the Army, Military Intelligence. I know, I know...

He made the cut off for E-5 about 2 months ago, finished PLC 2 weeks ago(PLDC for us older vets) and today was notified that his effective promotion date will be 4/1/20.

I was supposed to fly out to Ft. Riley and attend the promotion ceremony, we had word that he was probably going to get pinned on either 3/31 or 4/1. Well, unfortunately, with the SIP, that's not going to happen.

Still over the moon happy for his azz. He was trying to beat my TIS to make E-5 of 3.5 years and missed the mark by about 6 months. I said now he can try to beat me for E-6.

Something else kinda cool about him getting pinned on 4/1 is that was the day I was pinned with my stripes 26 years ago.

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Old 03-25-2020, 3:57 PM
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AWESOME! Congrats to you and your son!

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Very cool. Congrats to both of you!
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That's cool, congratulations. You must be very proud.

(For a second there I was afraid your son was a 35 year old female.)
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Nice. Thank him for his service for us. I remember my E-5 date. Was still a bit hungover when my brother pinned them on. Was nice to have family there, sucks that this virus won't let you be there. Hope you can make it for E-6.
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HAHA.............

Does he know that the stripe on the dress blue uniform is $80 to have it sewn on, or just $90 for a pair with them already.

As Intel, he's going to pass you for SSG in no time.
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What a cool story to read with all the bs that's going on in the world... Thanks alot for sharing and congratulations!
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So, my son is 35F in the Army, Military Intelligence. I know, I know...

He made the cut off for E-5 about 2 months ago, finished PLC 2 weeks ago(PLDC for us older vets) and today was notified that his effective promotion date will be 4/1/20.

I was supposed to fly out to Ft. Riley and attend the promotion ceremony, we had word that he was probably going to get pinned on either 3/31 or 4/1. Well, unfortunately, with the SIP, that's not going to happen.

Still over the moon happy for his azz. He was trying to beat my TIS to make E-5 of 3.5 years and missed the mark by about 6 months. I said now he can try to beat me for E-6.

Something else kinda cool about him getting pinned on 4/1 is that was the day I was pinned with my stripes 26 years ago.

Thanks for reading.

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Congrats! With everything else going on I am glad to hear they are still taking care of Soldiers and giving them their due.
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Thank you everyone, really appreciate the support and well wishes.
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That is great! I know hoqw proud you will be.
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Thought about it, trust me. My son the said the base is on lockdown, essential personnel only.
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Very cool. Congrats to both of you!
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That's cool, congratulations. You must be very proud.

(For a second there I was afraid your son was a 35 year old female.)
Thanks and hahaha

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Nice. Thank him for his service for us. I remember my E-5 date. Was still a bit hungover when my brother pinned them on. Was nice to have family there, sucks that this virus won't let you be there. Hope you can make it for E-6.
Thanks, I hope he does also. I made the cut off for 6 in 5 years, 11 months, so the gauntlet has been thrown.

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HAHA.............

Does he know that the stripe on the dress blue uniform is $80 to have it sewn on, or just $90 for a pair with them already.

As Intel, he's going to pass you for SSG in no time.
Well, he's making like 5 times what I made back in the day, so he can afford it. I hope he makes his 6.

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What a cool story to read with all the bs that's going on in the world... Thanks alot for sharing and congratulations!
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Congrats to,you both !!!
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Congrats! With everything else going on I am glad to hear they are still taking care of Soldiers and giving them their due.
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Very cool, I picked up my E5 while in Iraq, effective date was Oct 2006 but didn't get pinned on until March of 2007. Got back on base after being at another base for two weeks with two other dudes learning how to use the CROWs and we were at the fuel point when someone came over the radio telling us to stop and get to the chapel ASAP. walked into the chapel with all my kit still on and my PSG walked up to me and asked who I wanted to pin me. I had no idea I was getting promoted, so I just kind of blanked and said him (would have preferred one or two other guys who were present but oh well).

What topped it off was having my Squad Leader telling me the next day that I was a piece of sh*t and he fought against me getting promoted. Spent the next week as his gunner getting yelled at and put down for 8 hours every day. Almost fragged him and the driver, got moved to another squad and everything was great, minus the whole mortars and rockets and IEDs lol
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