S: MORENO, MICHAEL
1: Michael Swearing in at MEPS - Ft. Meade January 3rd 2012 | My mother and stepfather came to watch him swear in and head off on the bus for the airport. We also took Martina and Jeff out of school to be there for Mike's big day. Of course, Dan and I were there as well.
2: USMC | Swearing in ceremony at Fort Meade Army base.
3: So excited for our first born!
4: The final steps before heading off to boot camp. All the air force kids loading up on the bus to head to BWI airport.
5: Boot camp lasted 8 1/2 weeks. We got one phone call each week from Mike for about 20 minutes depending on their performance for the week. | Air force boot camp graduates get a ceremony coin upon graduation. This coin is the St. Michael coin I purchased for him as a gift. I also had a shirt made for me of his flight.
6: MARCH 2nd 2012 Lackland AFB San Antonio, TX | The Airman's run starts off the graduation festivities.
7: Dressed in BDU's, the flights march in formation for the Coin Ceremony. This is part 2 of the graduation weekend. | It's like a Where's Waldo picture book!
8: OUR HERO | Airman are not allowed to move from their spot until a family member taps them on their shoulder. This was our first opportunity to actually speak to Mike personally. | AIRMAN MORENO
9: US AIR FORCE | May GOD have mercy on the Wolfpack Prey!
10: WHO IS THIS KID? | BMT DORM ROOM | TRS 331 FLT 187
11: Mike showing off his BCG's! | GRADUATION PARADE | Mike shocked us both with the perfectly made bed and organized clothing! I should have taken a before photo of his room! | WOLFPACK
12: Michael saluting the flag.
13: Touring Lackland AFB with Michael. We toured the museums and the different planes.
15: JAPANESE TEA GARDEN SAN ANTONIO, TX. | I had visited this place in May 2002 with my friend Michelle who was stationed at Lackland at the time. It was such a beautiful place that I wanted to share it with Danny and Michael while there.
16: Michael let me borrow his Air Force Jacket because he knows I am always cold. | Ivy covered bridges, Stone walkways, waterfalls, and huge Coy ponds make up this beautiful place.
17: Michael had such impeccable manners and was very reserved while we were together. Always conscious of how he behaved in public. And made sure we behaved as well!
18: A visit to San Antonio is not complete unless you visit the Riverwalk and the Alamo. | Michael got a one day pass to go out on the town. This was the first of base experience for him in 8 1/2 weeks. We visited the Alamo, walked and ate lunch on the Riverwalk, went to see a movie (This Means War), ate dinner together, then rested in our hotel room for a bit before we had to take him back to base.
19: RIVER WALK | SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
22: Memorial Weekend in Lancaster with Mike. | Labor Day Weekend at home with Mike | Visiting Mike in Ft. Lee Virgina where he attends Tech School - September 2012
23: Photos of Mike from Facebook while in Goodfellow Tx.
27: Jeff, Michael, and Marti goofing off as usual! | Dropping Mina back off to her home before Michael had to leave for Germany | Michael, Jeff, and Mina | Martina, Michael, and Jeff.
28: Bobby, Maria, Jeremy, and Elliot with Michael. | Myrian, Dan, and Michael | David, Jeremy, Marti, Elliot, Kevyn, and Michael | Jeremy saluting with Michael
29: Jeremy wanted Michael to pick him up. | Michael with Kevyn | Myrian, Dan, Kevyn, and David with Michael
32: Mike left for Germany on November 19th. He has his own dorm all to himself and loves it there. It snowed his first week there.