A Pair of Gold Oak Leaves for Maese

New Years Day.
Just couldn’t turn down Capt Maese’s invitation to attend his promotion in Quantico. I had to see the guy get promoted who I first flew with when we were both in training before the fleet, and one of only two pilots who did the three deployments with me.

LtCol Volkert working the crowd like a seasoned late-night host

Museum promotion

Let’s hear what the man has to say…

Five former Red Lions, including Maj Elseroad, LtCol Volkert, Maj Maese, Myself, Sgt Valencia

Giving Maese an old Red Lions shoulder patch I found in Okinawa

Me and Gus Gus