2: Allen's party at home
7: Allen's party in Lincoln
8: Bravo Co.(Blackfoot), 2/10, Unit 22, 4th PLT Fort Leonard Wood, MO
10: Day 0 Shark Attack. First introduction to Military "corrective training."
11: Confidence Course
12: Zero Course. First time shooting M-16's.
13: Cadre. Allen's "favorite" DS Bridgham is front row on the right. | Heading out on a ruck march
14: Captain Bonnes
15: Main Gate
16: Family Day | 5-4-11 | Allen is standing next to his friends Tyler Woodall and Stephen Webster. It was hard to recognized him. He had changed so much!
20: 3 Generations
21: Blake, Woodall, and Webster. Battles for life! (not pictured- Scott Villalobos) | Blake and Moss. Allen was his "best Grandpa ever."
22: Graduation ceremony and the march to the barracks.
24: AIT | Advanced Individual Training | Fort Gordon, Georgia | Satellite Communications Operator/Maintainer (25S)
25: Signal Towers, the sign outside of the barracks (PHB!), and the front gate.
26: Common area between barracks | Barracks | Heat Category Board | Upper bunk. Hodge slept below.
27: What???? Where???
28: While Allen was at AIT, Jennifer and Cael took a road trip to see him. They left Wood River on June 27, and arrived June 29. They had a good time just being with Allen and seeing how/where he lived while he was away from them. Jennifer and Cael headed back to Nebraska on July 17.
29: On Thursday, Jennifer and Cael picked up Allen after formation. While waiting, Cael found a new friend - Kale! He was waiting for his dad, too.
30: Snuggle Time!
31: On Saturday, we went to the Augusta River Walk. Very pretty!
32: Japanese Pocket Garden | Farmers' Market | Georgia Peach - Yum! | Cooling off in the fountain
33: Boat Tour of Savannah River with "Captain Jim"
34: Cael got to drive the boat!
36: Hilton Head, SC
37: July 2011
39: We had a great time exploring the island and swimming on the beach. We ate some great seafood and loved seeing the ocean for the very first time!