When we leave Bozeman we like to do at least one diving trip each year. Jean and I obtained our PADI Open Water certification in 2001, and have taken a diving trip every year since then. Jean took the dolphin picture (four dolphins swam with us for over 15 minutes) and I took the picture of her (both clickable) off Grand Turk. Now that we have retired we intend to take two scuba trips each year.
Our daughter Susan graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis in May 2002. She began flight training at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola in September, 2002, and went to the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi to complete her fixed wing training. She then returned to Pensacola for helicopter training at Naval Air Station, Whiting Field, and in February 2004 I pinned her wings of gold on her there as a new Naval aviator. She flies one of the Navy's newest helicopter, the MH-60S, known as the Sierra (from the S in 60S) or as the Knighthawk, where her missions are SAR and VERTREP (Search and Rescue and Vertical Replenishment, which means moving supplies on and off ships), and Medevac. She is a HAC (Helicopter Aircraft Commander) on the aircraft. Currently she is at the Naval War College through early 2013. After Katrina she spent a month flying rescue missions in New Orleans, and she has had two major deployments flying medevac in Kuwait and Iraq, and as the aide to an admiral in Bahrain.