Here he was 21, a milestone for both of us. (Get a load of that poofy hair - his, not mine, and the big glasses --- mine; he still doesn't wear glasses.)
1998, Lieutenant JG and stationed in Hawaii.
2004, full Lieutenant, on the day of graduation from the Master's program at the JMIC in Washington, DC where he earned his Master's Degree in Strategic Intelligence.
Preparing to go to Iraq where he served at Camp Slayer and Camp Victory 2006-2007.
Due to the unexpected deployment to Iraq, his Lt. Commander pinning on ceremony was held in Baghdad Aug 2006.
And most recently, enjoying liberty in Rio with some friends. This is where he shows the kid in him. Who would know what he does for a living. As a matter of fact, I really don't know.
The USS George Washington arrived in San Diego last week giving Scott the opportunity to spend time with friends, in particular his boyhood buddy Cameron. While others who are not going on to Hawaii and Japan with the GW flew back to Norfolk a few days ago, Scott chose to drive coast-to-coast with stops here and at his dad's. Actually, he will be here in just a few hours so we will be able to celebrate his birthday together this year.
Happy Birthday, Son, and welcome home!