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Air Assault, Air Assault, Air Assault Sugar Cookies

Posted Nov 18 2011 5:02pm

The 1st day, day zero, one of the most physically and mentally tough stages of the course, 63 soldiers had already failed out of the class and were sent home. WHAT?!?!?! I know, I was shocked... all this time to fly to Georgia and on the 1st training day your already out. That is seriously intense. 

The days went on like this but without such mass numbers until around day 7 when they had their huge test, to which I believe it was expected to lose another 50 cadets. This was all so smoking to me because he was now at a school just like the ones we watch on the History Channel about military trainings and the toughness and detailed smartness these soldiers have to go though.
Official Air Assault Badge {of which I tried to replicate}
Needless to say I was proud enough that Paul was up to the challenge, trained and trained before he left and I knew he was going to put all he had into this school.

We didn't get to talk much, most days not at all, but I would get 1 or 2 texts at random parts of the morning or day with a quick hello or love you {mostly at around 3:30am - wake-up time}. Yikes! But not hearing from him meant he was still in the class so my fingers were crossed and I prayed he would just do his best and make it through.
Well, I am here to tell you that he passed!!!

AHHHHHHHHHH, I was so excited. This was so huge for him and I was so unbelievably proud. I picked him up at the airport last night at about 9:30pm and as soar and beat up as he was, it was so amazing to see him and have him back home with me.

For his little homecoming I made him my sloppy version of Air Assault Sugar Cookies. {Not to bakers, writing in gel is really hard and too messy for me to ever do again}. I covered all grounds though, the actual Air Assault badge that he had received, little Army guys, stick figure repelling from a helicopter {90ft off a UH-60, Blackhawk helicopter to be exact} and of course his Army camp helmet. 

He laughed at my efforts and thought they were the cutest things. I tried. lol. But he ate a bunch and then we were off to bed. 

All I can say is that I couldn't be happier or more proud of him and I am so happy he is back home with me now. 
He is such a wonderful man and truly is 'Army Strong', lol. 

Congrats Baby!!!

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