Editor's note: Patch is following graduate and Douglasville hometown girl Becky Jones with regular updates (thanks to her mother, Shelly) through her adventures of in-processing, basic training, and service to her country at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Basic training is over, and was celebrated on Aug. 3 at Acceptance Day, where the "basics" were taken/accepted into the Cadet Wing. It was a sight to see as the basics marched in an inverted V formation across the field to their classmates. As you know, at graduation, they march out of the Cadet Wing in a V formation.
Parents were allowed to visit for two hours only after the ceremony. I flew into the Springs for the day, and was so proud to see my little girl become a soldier.
Becky is doing well, and getting used to her classes. She is excited about speaking Mandarin Chinese, and hopes that she can spend a summer abroad. I will be visiting her again for Parents Weekend, where she will be allowed her first leave for two days.
Shelly Jones, Becky's mom