My son John got started on his own Blog yesterday with two post. He will be posting regularly from now on. He didn't get the Best of The Best award at OS-A school last week, that was given to a Fleet Returnee. The Fleet Returnees always get first shot at it. I guess they want to show their support for the guys that have been out in the Fleet and then came back to school. I understand that. Yesterday I picked up a 320GB external hard drive that John had ordered from Wal-Mart and spent most of the day putting all his music and programs on it. The first thing I did with the Hard Drive was to format it with the NTFS file system instead of the Fat32 system that it was formatted with from the factory. For more information read "NTFS vs. FAT: Which Is Right for You?" from Microsoft. I will mail him the hard drive, his digital camera, extra speakers, and some shirts that he wanted Tuesday by UPS. Hopefully he will have everything by Friday.
John saw the Lt. Dan Band perform at Great Lakes Naval Station Friday evening. He got to sit in the front row and had his picture taken allot and was recorded on video. If we find the pictures I will post them later. The Lt. Dan Band is a cover band founded by Kimo Williams and Gary Sinise. The band is named after the character Lieutenant Dan Taylor, whom Sinise portrayed in the film Forrest Gump. He also saw Jim Lovell. Jim Lovell is a former NASA astronaut, most famous as the commander of Apollo 13, which suffered an explosion enroute to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control. Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit. Lovell is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Now that your done reading here go over to http://navygeek.blogspot.com/ and read my sons new Blog.