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Challenge: Anything Military 2nd-4th April 2020
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Apr 1, 2020 20:29:37   #
Lorima Loc: Colorado
 
So last month when I decided to host this "Anything Military" Challenge but I didn't realize how quickly everything was going to change with the Coronavirus.

My son is in Basic Training (Boot Camp) at Fort Benning, Georgia. He left home Jan 13th and we had been looking forward to seeing him for a few days for family day on March 26th. He was planning to show me around the base so he and I could take photos together and spend some quality time together but that quickly changed as family day and graduations have all been cancelled until further notice. No family members are aloud on base, my only way of communicating with my son now is through letters as they are not aloud their phones while they are training.

So now I am scrambling trying to find some Military photos to take. Thank goodness my son collects WWII items that are still in his bedroom.

So let me see your military photos but please be careful out there and remember the social distancing rule.
Hope you are all healthy and keeping safe out there. I don't go anywhere without gloves and a mask on these days. Once a week to the grocery store and that's it for me.
My son in front of the line.
My son in front of the line....
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A helmet from my son's collection. Not sure how old this one is.
A helmet from my son's collection. Not sure how ol...
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Letters from Boot camp. I keep all his letter in this patriotic wooden box.
Letters from Boot camp. I keep all his letter in t...
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Apr 1, 2020 20:43:40   #
JustJill
 
Lorima wrote:
So last month when I decided to host this "Anything Military" Challenge but I didn't realize how quickly everything was going to change with the Coronavirus.

My son is in Basic Training (Boot Camp) at Fort Benning, Georgia. He left home Jan 13th and we had been looking forward to seeing him for a few days for family day on March 26th. He was planning to show me around the base so he and I could take photos together and spend some quality time together but that quickly changed as family day and graduations have all been cancelled until further notice. No family members are aloud on base, my only way of communicating with my son now is through letters as they are not aloud their phones while they are training.

So now I am scrambling trying to find some Military photos to take. Thank goodness my son collects WWII items that are still in his bedroom.

So let me see your military photos but please be careful out there and remember the social distancing rule.
Hope you are all healthy and keeping safe out there. I don't go anywhere without gloves and a mask on these days. Once a week to the grocery store and that's it for me.
So last month when I decided to host this "An... (show quote)


Very nice pictures. Our Son graduated from Fort Benning Sept 9 2001. We flew home Sept 10. The next day he got his first taste of lockdown.

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Apr 1, 2020 20:45:14   #
SueScott Loc: Hammondsville, Ohio
 
Lorima wrote:
So last month when I decided to host this "Anything Military" Challenge but I didn't realize how quickly everything was going to change with the Coronavirus.

My son is in Basic Training (Boot Camp) at Fort Benning, Georgia. He left home Jan 13th and we had been looking forward to seeing him for a few days for family day on March 26th. He was planning to show me around the base so he and I could take photos together and spend some quality time together but that quickly changed as family day and graduations have all been cancelled until further notice. No family members are aloud on base, my only way of communicating with my son now is through letters as they are not aloud their phones while they are training.

So now I am scrambling trying to find some Military photos to take. Thank goodness my son collects WWII items that are still in his bedroom.

So let me see your military photos but please be careful out there and remember the social distancing rule.
Hope you are all healthy and keeping safe out there. I don't go anywhere without gloves and a mask on these days. Once a week to the grocery store and that's it for me.
So last month when I decided to host this "An... (show quote)


pg. 1

So sorry you weren't able to visit your son and see him graduate - that's such a special occasion. I love the box with all his letters, a beautiful keepsake.

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Apr 1, 2020 20:55:09   #
Lorima Loc: Colorado
 
JustJill wrote:
Very nice pictures. Our Son graduated from Fort Benning Sept 9 2001. We flew home Sept 10. The next day he got his first taste of lockdown.


Oh no, how very scary. I'm so glad you made it home before the 11th.

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Apr 1, 2020 21:15:01   #
katspangle Loc: Santa Fe NM
 
Lorima wrote:
So last month when I decided to host this "Anything Military" Challenge but I didn't realize how quickly everything was going to change with the Coronavirus.

My son is in Basic Training (Boot Camp) at Fort Benning, Georgia. He left home Jan 13th and we had been looking forward to seeing him for a few days for family day on March 26th. He was planning to show me around the base so he and I could take photos together and spend some quality time together but that quickly changed as family day and graduations have all been cancelled until further notice. No family members are aloud on base, my only way of communicating with my son now is through letters as they are not aloud their phones while they are training.

So now I am scrambling trying to find some Military photos to take. Thank goodness my son collects WWII items that are still in his bedroom.

So let me see your military photos but please be careful out there and remember the social distancing rule.
Hope you are all healthy and keeping safe out there. I don't go anywhere without gloves and a mask on these days. Once a week to the grocery store and that's it for me.
So last month when I decided to host this "An... (show quote)


Your challenge title says July?

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Apr 1, 2020 21:16:03   #
Lorima Loc: Colorado
 
SueScott wrote:
pg. 1

So sorry you weren't able to visit your son and see him graduate - that's such a special occasion. I love the box with all his letters, a beautiful keepsake.


Thanks Sue he doesn't graduate until May 20th but this has also been canceled. They give them a few days break to see family 9 weeks into their training and that was meant to be in March.

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Apr 1, 2020 21:19:02   #
Lorima Loc: Colorado
 
katspangle wrote:
Your challenge title says July?


Not anymore I was way ahead of myself there. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Apr 1, 2020 22:29:21   #
Kaskazi Loc: Ontario, Canada
 
Hi Lorima. We are living in difficult times and I am sorry you had to forego the reunion you were so much looking forward to. I hope that you will be able to attend his passing-out parade, which is so cherished by the troops.

Here's a photo of my own passing out parade after 6 months of "basic training" (i.e. boot camp) in 1954. As colonials, we trained under the British army. Here you see my squad under the command of our instructor sargeants, who both served in WWII and the Korean War. I was in the rear rank, so you can't see me.

I was never so fit in my whole life, and I expect your son will be able to say the same by the time you next see him. I was not a career soldier, but after my training, I was 9 years in the "territorials" (equivalent to your militia, I think). I still have my "No.1" head gear.

An ingrained memory is of the bellowed order of our Scotts Guards Sargeant Major Cameron (nickname, Rumbleguts) at the rehearsal for this parade: "Swagger, you bastards, SWAGGER!"

Your son will also have memories of his period of training to last him a lifetime.


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Apr 1, 2020 23:01:03   #
Transbuff1985 Loc: east central Iowa
 
Thanks Lori for hosting. I think this will be a good one. HAVE A FEW BUT OLD, WILL TRY TO DIG UP AND POST LATER.
Like the pictures you've posted pg1.

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Apr 1, 2020 23:07:35   #
Rolk Loc: South Central PA
 
Lorima wrote:
So last month when I decided to host this "Anything Military" Challenge but I didn't realize how quickly everything was going to change with the Coronavirus.

My son is in Basic Training (Boot Camp) at Fort Benning, Georgia. He left home Jan 13th and we had been looking forward to seeing him for a few days for family day on March 26th. He was planning to show me around the base so he and I could take photos together and spend some quality time together but that quickly changed as family day and graduations have all been cancelled until further notice. No family members are aloud on base, my only way of communicating with my son now is through letters as they are not aloud their phones while they are training.

So now I am scrambling trying to find some Military photos to take. Thank goodness my son collects WWII items that are still in his bedroom.

So let me see your military photos but please be careful out there and remember the social distancing rule.
Hope you are all healthy and keeping safe out there. I don't go anywhere without gloves and a mask on these days. Once a week to the grocery store and that's it for me.
So last month when I decided to host this "An... (show quote)


Lori, I am so sorry you won't be able to spend any time with your son. With the coronavirus, many of us are in the same boat...our son and his family only live a mile away, and we haven't seen them for over three weeks. I hope you will be able to see him soon, and even talk to him on the phone sooner.

I'm afraid that the only "military" images I have are from "The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" and various images from the National Cemetery...with things the way they are, I'd prefer not to post them at this time.

We all have to find a way to help one another, love one another and rejoice in Him.

Tim

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Apr 1, 2020 23:30:56   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
Lorima wrote:
So last month when I decided to host this "Anything Military" Challenge but I didn't realize how quickly everything was going to change with the Coronavirus.

My son is in Basic Training (Boot Camp) at Fort Benning, Georgia. He left home Jan 13th and we had been looking forward to seeing him for a few days for family day on March 26th. He was planning to show me around the base so he and I could take photos together and spend some quality time together but that quickly changed as family day and graduations have all been cancelled until further notice. No family members are aloud on base, my only way of communicating with my son now is through letters as they are not aloud their phones while they are training.

So now I am scrambling trying to find some Military photos to take. Thank goodness my son collects WWII items that are still in his bedroom.

So let me see your military photos but please be careful out there and remember the social distancing rule.
Hope you are all healthy and keeping safe out there. I don't go anywhere without gloves and a mask on these days. Once a week to the grocery store and that's it for me.
So last month when I decided to host this "An... (show quote)


Wonderful Start Lori,Thanks for Hosting considering the circumstances..

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Apr 1, 2020 23:32:17   #
Lorima Loc: Colorado
 
Kaskazi wrote:
Hi Lorima. We are living in difficult times and I am sorry you had to forego the reunion you were so much looking forward to. I hope that you will be able to attend his passing-out parade, which is so cherished by the troops.

Here's a photo of my own passing out parade after 6 months of "basic training" (i.e. boot camp) in 1954. As colonials, we trained under the British army. Here you see my squad under the command of our instructor sargeants, who both served in WWII and the Korean War. I was in the rear rank, so you can't see me.

I was never so fit in my whole life, and I expect your son will be able to say the same by the time you next see him. I was not a career soldier, but after my training, I was 9 years in the "territorials" (equivalent to your militia, I think). I still have my "No.1" head gear.

An ingrained memory is of the bellowed order of our Scotts Guards Sargeant Major Cameron (nickname, Rumbleguts) at the rehearsal for this parade: "Swagger, you bastards, SWAGGER!"

Your son will also have memories of his period of training to last him a lifetime.
Hi Lorima. We are living in difficult times and I ... (show quote)


Thank you for the history and your photos and Thank you for your service. I hope this virus is gone before my son graduates. I would love to be there for that. Graduations are being live streamed on Facebook at the moment so parents and spouses can see the quiet ceremonies.

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Apr 1, 2020 23:33:29   #
Lorima Loc: Colorado
 
Transbuff1985 wrote:
Thanks Lori for hosting. I think this will be a good one. HAVE A FEW BUT OLD, WILL TRY TO DIG UP AND POST LATER.
Like the pictures you've posted pg1.


Thanks and your welcome. Can't wait to see your photos

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Apr 1, 2020 23:36:35   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
Kaskazi wrote:
Hi Lorima. We are living in difficult times and I am sorry you had to forego the reunion you were so much looking forward to. I hope that you will be able to attend his passing-out parade, which is so cherished by the troops.

Here's a photo of my own passing out parade after 6 months of "basic training" (i.e. boot camp) in 1954. As colonials, we trained under the British army. Here you see my squad under the command of our instructor sargeants, who both served in WWII and the Korean War. I was in the rear rank, so you can't see me.

I was never so fit in my whole life, and I expect your son will be able to say the same by the time you next see him. I was not a career soldier, but after my training, I was 9 years in the "territorials" (equivalent to your militia, I think). I still have my "No.1" head gear.

An ingrained memory is of the bellowed order of our Scotts Guards Sargeant Major Cameron (nickname, Rumbleguts) at the rehearsal for this parade: "Swagger, you bastards, SWAGGER!"

Your son will also have memories of his period of training to last him a lifetime.
Hi Lorima. We are living in difficult times and I ... (show quote)


Wonderful Share Ron

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Apr 1, 2020 23:37:58   #
Lorima Loc: Colorado
 
Rolk wrote:
Lori, I am so sorry you won't be able to spend any time with your son. With the coronavirus, many of us are in the same boat...our son and his family only live a mile away, and we haven't seen them for over three weeks. I hope you will be able to see him soon, and even talk to him on the phone sooner.

I'm afraid that the only "military" images I have are from "The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" and various images from the National Cemetery...with things the way they are, I'd prefer not to post them at this time.

We all have to find a way to help one another, love one another and rejoice in Him.

Tim
Lori, I am so sorry you won't be able to spend any... (show quote)


Thank you Tim. Oh I completely understand.

I pray daily that this virus will be gone soon. Wat to many lives are being lost.

Please stay safe and healthy out there.
Lori

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