Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Join Me in a Toast

to amazing weather that lets me sit outside at a bar...
to Apple computers that work outside same bar...
to cool summer necklaces that go with everything...
to black and white photos that hide how tired my eyes are...
to the men and women who serve our country--no matter what service and no matter whether they're officer, enlisted, civilians--it's a big job...
and to my Air Force leaders who selected me for promotion!
I started out in the Air Force over 19 years ago and never did I imagine that I'd be this close to a possible retirement or that I'd progress from the life of a no-striper airman to potentially serve as a lieutenant colonel.  I love my career and leading others and I'm thankful everyday that they're willing and able to follow.  I guess those retirement plans can wait for a few more years.

I'm sure I'll have a few more thoughts on this momentous achievement but for now I'm just relaxing with a beer or two or three and reveling in the fact that life is good.



  1. CONGRATULATIONS! How well I remember that feeling of getting an AF promotion!!!!!

  2. Congrats! It sure is a great feeling to be recognized!

  3. Awesome!!! Enjoy the weather, the promotion, and the beer! :)

  4. Congrats, Jen. Enjoy it all.

  5. You're flippin' awesome. Huge Congrats, sistafriend.

  6. Congratulations!! Wow! My dad was in the air force, but he didn't become career military. We moved to California after he was done, in 1975/76.

    What an amazing accomplishment, Jen!!

    Also, thank you for stopping by... you should check out day 10 of my photo challenge... I mention growing up as an air force brat. ;-)

  7. Congratulations Jenn! Lieutenant Colonel Huh? Tremendous accomplishment, good for you, definitely worth postponing retirement for! Life most certainly is good!

  8. So awesome! Thank you for all you do. For your service to our country. For being a leader that others want to follow. Cheers!
    Enjoy the day!

  9. Congratulations! That's awesome. Your family must be very proud also.

  10. Congratulations indeed! Good for you! A responsibility and an honor!

  11. Jen! That's totally awesome. Both my brothers were AF, one an academy graduate. I'm so impressed, Lt. Col. Jen Judd Rocks!

  12. Congratulations again! How wonderful to be recognized by your peers, such an honor!


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