"Helloooooo ladies! Wow I have not been on here in so long! My awesome wingsisters!! Well we got "the call" today. Tyler got notice that he will deploy to Afghanistan in January. I knew this day would come. I'm going to try to ignore…"
"Ladies, I am proud to share with you a newly released AF video featuring Combat Controllers. My son Tyler is at the following times in the video: at 59 seconds he is standing all by himself with his arms crossed, then you see the back of…"
"I don't blame you for worrying Lynette. We have been through several hurricanes here in South FL, and they are not fun. How close are they to the coast? If it were me, I would advise them to be prepared with flashlights and candles and a…"
"Good morning Wingsisters! I am a happy mom this morning. Tyler found out last night he was selected to move on in his training pipeline. Nothing major happened, no awards or anything, just that he passed this phase and stays in the program. I have…"
"I have to tell you, this emotional roller coaster is for the birds. I just don't feel like I am cut out for this!! Why can't I stop being so weepy all the time? Sheesh! All I have to do is look at Tyler's picture or hear a song and…"
"My son is alive and safe, but I have been crying all day at the news of the 22 Navy Seals and 3 USAF Combat Controllers killed in Afghanistan. I am devastated. I cannot fathom getting that phone call.
Seal Team 6 was comprised of 22…"
"Lynette, big huge hugs of congratulations to you and your son!! What an accomplishment! I am so happy for you, I know you are a proud mama.
Denise, all of us Wingmoms will be praying for your son to remain safe. "
"Debra the EOD units are not under Special Ops Command, but they can be deployed with Special Ops or Special Tactics teams. He will be trained in weapons, but not usually more extras than that.
BMT will be the same for everyone. Tyler had no…"
"Ruth Ann I am not the expert, but this is what I know:
Army Green Berets selection has a 50%+ fail rate. Navy SEAL (BUDS) has a 75%+failure rate, and Airforce has smaller classes and has close to a 90% fail rate for special forces.
If you fail…"
"He is hanging in there Jen. It has definitely become increasingly difficult. He has some down days and I have to give him a pep talk. Most of the time he's ok. His training schedule gets changed regularly too so we have learned not to plan on…"
"Oh my gosh Jen it was so freaking hard to watch it. Air Force Dive School. I have accepted that each level of training is extreme. But the thing that really breaks my heart the most is watching a few of the kids fail the test for the second time and…"