And now…

Back to reality.

Fun time is over, the symposium is done, and heading home. But it was great to see old friends and see the kids who are now shouldering the burden.

Hats off to them! And prayers that they don’t have to go through what we did over our careers. Many of the kids are veterans of OIF/GWOT, etc. already. And now they are having to learn how to track submarines all over again.

Normal blogging, etc. will resume on Saturday.


Comments

And now… — 6 Comments

  1. Glad you got to spend some time with kids carrying the torch.

    It ain’t the kids we need to worry about.

  2. Rubbed elbows with the kids going through OCS at Ft. Benning a few years back. JetCal1 is correct… it ain’t these kids we need to be concerned about. It’s the kids who have watched CNN/MSNBS with their parents their entire lives.
    I attended a reunion of my EMS peers two weeks ago. One of my fellow pilot’s sons just attended his son’s Green Beret installation at Ft. Bragg. The idea of such brought tears to my eyes. (Yes, I’m a melancholy old fart.)
    The country IS NOT lost.
    We just need to fan the embers.

  3. I agree that we need to teach those that came after us how to track subs again. It is sad that so much corporate knowledge was lost after the Cold War ended especially in the HS and LAMPS communities. The Tube Slugs seemed to have most of their…..stuff in one sock so the loss of knowledge wasn’t quite as severe. As an old and grumpy HS guy I go back and see my fellow AW’s in San Diego and inquire how its going for the few folks who TRY to teach at the RAG. Tough row to hoe with no money or materials other than whats still left in the grey matter.

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