Well, the kid is almost done w/ basic training. He's in an OSUT in fort benning, same place I did mine, he's also going airborne infantry but he's also got RASP in his contract to try and become a ranger too. If he graduates from jump school, I'll be pinning the wings I got from one of the black hats when I graduated. Then it's just hope he doesn't get hurt, and w/ the army that's a relative term. If you're in combat arms, you're going to get hurt, it's just what all gets hurt & how bad. His mom has been having a rough time w/ it, but I try to tell her he'll be fine & get her mind off it, but she knows there's no guarantees. I bought her a service flag & lapel pin which she liked. Here's a picture of him in basic, they didn't have internet to post pics on when I was in, so it's kind of nice. He's the second from the far right, his pants & boots are wet along with a few others in the photo who went in a water tank for one of the team building exercises.