Both Wyatt and Tate are working hard to earn their promotions, and it's all their own "thing". They do their own studying, their own practicing, exercising, etc. There's an interesting dynamic in the group, in that it's not structured around fun activities (sure, they have fun, but that's not the purpose) and it's all volunteer. They all work. A lot. They do hours of community service. They train with and assist local Search and Rescue. They help the local Heritage Flight Museum. They honor Veterans. Nobody is required to join... to do these things. They're all there because they want to be. They want to work hard. They want to serve. It's a pretty neat group of people, from what I've seen.
Earlier this year they provided a Color Guard at the homecoming of a local fallen Marine.
That's my Tate, looking very solemn.
That's just part of the group, on a very cold (low 40's) and rainy day.
Wyatt (front right) and Tate (on the left) look a bit cold!
Tate earned his second promotion last month...
... and Wyatt earned his this month, making them both (I believe, and they're not here to ask)...
... Cadet Airmen First Class.
Well done, boys :D
They were also excited to show me something behind the building...
... even Gunnar perked up for that ;D