Friday night was when Tom's class chose their next assignments and the planes they would be flying in. They call it Drop Night. His class chose a football draft theme for the party which is basically exactly what it is. The class is ranked and they get to choose their assignments in order of their rank and what is available. So they all had football jerseys and the wives and girlfriends made theirs as well. And those with children had their kids there as well. It certainly was a fun idea.
Tom's next assignment will be McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. He will be a navigator in the KC-135 refueling planes. It wasn't one of his top choices so he is a little disappointed--not as exciting and sexy as a fighter or a bomber. But Bill and I are extremely proud of him and think it will be a great assignment. And we are so looking forward to seeing him graduate next week after a long year of training. It was hard work and we are proud of him for it.