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26 February 2011
And just like that, it's over.
Rob's retirement from the Air Force is finally upon us. He's not officially done until later this spring, but they had the official ceremony last week. Rob's mother, three of his siblings (all of his sisters), two nephews and a niece were here to celebrate with us.
The whole gang
Receiving the Defense Meritorious Service Medal
The retirement pin makes it official!
But wait . . . It's not a going-away party without presents and cake! In addition to two very good bottles of wine (which we haven't opened yet), they got him a unique and thoughtful gift to enjoy long after the wine is gone. We now have a set of eight special wine glasses -- seven of them are engraved with a rank (and date) that Rob attained during his 24-year career, and the eighth is engraved with his entering and retiring dates.
We are all very proud of Rob, and excited for the next phase of his adventure.