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Old 01-06-2009, 03:11 PM
airbornemom airbornemom is offline
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There will only be one graduation for basic and AIT. Your son is going through what is called OSUT, One Station Unit Training. Graduation will be when his training is all completed for basic and AIT. However, there will be another graduation for Airborne, Airborne I belive is only 4 weeks long. They will also have what is called Family Day, that is where they have a small ceremony saying that your son is now a soldier, which I think is about 6 or so weeks after they leave. I live quite aways from Georgia also, but I did fly down for Family Day, the next month I drove down for graduation and then the following month I flew down for Airborne graduation. I think the one you really do not want to miss is the graduation following AIT
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:18 PM
Txmom42 Txmom42 is offline
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I would agree. The OSUT graduation at the end is much more important. Unfortunately I did not get to attend because of obligations with one of his siblings, but I did get to go to Family weekend. We had a blast! So amazing to see the changes. I am keeping my fingers crossed I will get to pin on a Ranger Tab later this Spring. It's going to be a squeaker between graduation and the due date of a new grandbaby.
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