I decided it was time that I wrote about selection and our personal experience with this process. Although Rob selected quite a few months ago, I hope that this blog at least provides some clarity for anyone confused about how this funny process works.
What is selection?
It’s a special day after each Navy / Marine Corps student pilot completes primary flight training and finds out which aircraft platform they will be flying for the rest of their career. It always happens on a Thursday and the student naval aviator will need to have completed all primary events in order to select.
The aircraft options for Marines are helicopters, jets, ospreys or C-130s.
The aircraft options for Navy are helicopters, jets, maritime (P8s / P3s), E2/C2 and E6.
Selection is truly a day of mixed emotions for any person connected to a student naval aviator. This day will provide clarification for many regarding the different places they could be living for the next 10+ years. For some, it is looked back on as one of the happiest days of their lives and for others a day they don’t want to re-live again.
The ironic part about selection is that the student has little control over the outcome no matter how well they performed in primary flight training. There are SO many different outcomes for different students:
It feels like Fall in Florida today. The weather dropped into the 60s and out came the boots, sweaters and scarves! If you’re anything like me, maybe you are still putting those last minute touches on your holiday decor. So check out this incredibly easy DIY Halloween decor piece to place on your porch. I do not take credit for this idea because I saw it on Pinterest, but I think the rest of the world needs to be informed of this goodness.
1. Order some fake black ravens from Amazon.com. If you have Prime they’ll get to you within 2 days! I bought two packs of these because I want to set up two trees with six birds on each. They were very reasonably priced.
2. Take your kids or your dog for a walk around the neighborhood and find some sticks! The sticks should be large and have enough branches to hold the birds.
Well maybe don’t take your dog because they will think the sticks are snacks. LOL
3. Secure the sticks by placing them in between miniature pumpkins or buy some fishing twine to tie to a secure object on your porch.
My watchful dog keeping a close eye on those birds. (hehe)
4. Place the birds on the branches, wrapping the wire tightly around each branch to secure their placement.
Voila! You have your easy raven Halloween decoration.
Until Next Time.
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Hello, friends, we’re in October! Can you believe that? This is one of my favorite times of year as I’m sure every basic gal agrees with me. I’ve already found a new way to drink Pumpkin Spice drinks thanks to one of my fellow military spouse friends. Shoutout to Emily Hanisco!
Now onto the good stuff! To give you a bit of a background on this – you must first know that I really didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it just wasn’t one of the recognized holidays in my family’s house. In fact, by the time I was fifteen years old I felt so deprived of all those years I didn’t go Trick or Treating that my best friend and I went Trick or Treating ourselves…at 15 years old. I remember being SO excited to go that Halloween and I’ll never forget all of the odd looks from parents as they opened their doors to see two teenagers standing there waiting for candy. Some of them refused us but we had a good laugh and created some awesome memories that night.