Recognition...F I N A L L Y

This weekend was a huge weekend for my man! He was finally recognized into the Cadet Wing at the US Air Force Academy! For the past 9 months he has been working towards this weekend and I'm so proud of him for getting to this point.

Recognition at the Academy is like a rite of passage, which is marked with the infamous prop and wings. The cadets go through rigorous mental and physical training in order to be recognized. It's a huge accomplishment!
This is what the prop and wings looks like for y'all who might have no idea what I'm talking about! 
Once recognized, the cadets get privileges that they haven't had since they've been there. Steven is most excited about being able to change out of his uniform after classes instead of 11 at night and not having to wear his uniform off base (if it was acceptable, that guy would never wear a shirt...anywhere). He's also happy that he doesn't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to call out the minutes until breakfast! He can now wear his backpack on his back instead of carrying it in his left hand, walk instead of running in only straight lines and sharp turns, eat in any fashion he wants, close the door to his room at anytime, and greet upperclassmen by their first name instead of their full title. Sweet, sweet freedom right?!

The first year at the Academy is undoubtably the hardest. Bubs never ceases to amaze me with how hardworking and determined he is. I hope he's as proud of himself as I am of him. Love this man with all my heart!! 

Bubs got recognized with his baseball team

With the team after it was over! How cute are they?!



13 comments:

  1. Congrats to him! That's a huge accomplishment i'm sure... crazy how strict they are but my fiance also works for the government, not as strict as airforce but we went through a lot for awhile :)

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    1. I'm sure you understand his relief of finally being done! :)

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  2. That's so exciting!! Congrats to the both of you! It's always the best feeling when you get to celebrate and cheer your love on! :)

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  3. Found your blog on Sunny and Turquoise. It's super cute and I can't wait to follow along!

    Rachel
    http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Happy to have ya :) xox

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  4. Congrats, what an awesome accomplishment :)

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  5. Hi Haley! First of all congrats to both you and your man!! What an accomplishment! Second of all, thanks for the follow and I just returned the favor and am now your newest follower! Can't wait to read more :)

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  6. I love seeing the pictures! Congrats to Steven, only three more years to go!

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  7. Congrats to Steven and to you! It is such a huge accomplishment. It only gets easier from here on out!

    By the way, love your blog cannot wait to follow!

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  8. Congratulations to him! I stumbled upon your blog and can relate to so much. I am a plebe at USMA and my boyfriend lives in New Zealand. I have yet to be recognized, its coming up in May! All the best.

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