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Day 105: Fort Benning Turning Blue Ceremony

Turning Blue Ceremony – May 4, 2011

2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment

We are getting back into the swing of things after returning home from Fort Benning, GA for PVT Ben Jeffrey’s graduation last week. While Sandra and I flew home Saturday, Ben flew to Idaho to visit his older brother who lives out there. His, along with his brothers flight who is home for a visit, arrived last night, (Tuesday), around 9:00pm in Rochester, NY. Of course flying through many time zones has a way of messing up your body clock. So, as I was walking out the door this morning around 4:00am, Ben was walking in after visiting with some friends he hasn’t seen since mid-January.

While I did try to keep on General Sarge posts while we were away, I took many more pictures than just what you saw. I’ve had a number of people ask if I have more pictures of graduation. Of course I do! As I’ve been trying to figure out the best way for everyone to see the pictures I came up with an easy way to do it.

Many times when we hear the word graduation, we think of one main event. But, I ended up with three categories of pictures;

  • Turning Blue Ceremony
  • National Infantry Museum
  • Graduation

Here’s the plan. For the next three days I will do a post for each portion of the graduation celebration. I’ll place one or two pictures directly in the post and then link to more pictures on Flickr.

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Day 101: Turning Blue Day

Top Secret File – April 28, 2011

Day 101 - Turning Blue Day

**Please Note: Again this post was set for yesterday. But we arrived late into Columbus, GA. We are up and moving for the day! After just 4 hours of sleep we’re getting ready for a quick 10 minute drive to Fort Benning. As you can see, General Sarge is still guarding the Top Secret file. I have no idea what the surprise is for today, but I will find out soon as we it’s supposed to happen during the Turning Blue Ceremony.

Can you tell General Sarge is excited too! He looks pretty spiffy in his Dress Uniform!

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