This last weekend, we were privileged to be a part of a good friend's commissioning ceremony. All around it was everyone's first commissioning: the recruiter, the recruit, and the commissioning officer. Despite a few issues, the ceremony went off great. It was at the Air Force Memorial, right next to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, with the Mall and Washington Monument in the background. What a backdrop! Despite how calm and collected everyone looks, it was STIFLING hot--kudos to Jon and Sgt. Kelley for hanging in there in those uniforms. Sadly, the Boylans will be leaving us in the fall for Georgia, but since they're active duty, we may yet be stationed at the same place. Congratulations to Lieutenant Boylan! Jon giving a great speech.
The swearing in.
Husband and daughter (Darin and Malena) pinning on the new rank.