Archive for April 2013

Going Back to Marine Corp Devil Pups, as an Eagle!

With my training Sargents at Devil Pups 2012

Yesterday, I got a letter from Col Trace P. Deneke USMCR (RET). It was the letter I’ve been waiting for anxiously.

It read, ” Dear Andrew, Congratulations on being selected for duty as an Eagle for the 2013 Encampment!….Your selection is significant, and undoubtedly represents a precursor for future positive reviews as it applies to your character.”

I did it!

I became an Eagle for the Devil Pup program. I report to Camp Pendelton on July 15 and will be there for 13 days. I know this will be amazing leadership training experience for me.

My summer is now officially book for 2013.

I leave for The Naval Academy Summer Seminar program on June 15 to June 21.

Then jump on plane from Annapolis, Maryland and fly to California to be on bus to Sacramento to attend the 76 Session of the American Legion Boys State program in Sacramento, California from June 22 to June 28.

Then two weeks later I leave for Camp Pendlton for the Devil Pup program.

Now it’s time to get in even better shape to get ready for summer!

Below are some pictures of graduation last summer at Devil Pups and my official selection letter for Devil Pup Eagle Program for Summer 2013, 2nd Encampment.


This was my official selection letter for Devil Pups 2013

This was my official selection letter for Devil Pups 2013



Dad and I spent a day building Heritage Park in Redlands with Troop 11

Dad, Councilman Foster, and myself helping at Heritage Park.

REDLANDS — The sun may have been bright on Saturday, but the spirit of volunteerism was brighter, as more than 2,300 people got down and dirty to help build Heritage Park.

Members of more than 90 community organizations took part. Volunteers – both young and old – completed various tasks from painting fences to laying mulch. Their goal was to help make the 18-acre parcel come to life after having laid dormant several years.

The Saturday effort was part of the annual Community Day of Service, during which people from around the community donate their time to help complete projects in Redlands within a number of hours.

This year, organizers set their sites on Heritage Park, which originally was intended to be built in time to celebrate the city’s 100th anniversary.

Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster saw this year’s Community Day of Service as an opportunity to include working on Heritage Park as part of the city’s year-long 125th anniversary celebration.

– Post courtesy of Redlands Daily Facts

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It’s official I am a Boy State Delegate

Boys State

Earlier I mailed off my “Blue Card” to American Legion that confirmed I was chosen as one of California’s Boys State Delegate for American Legions Boys State 76th Session in Sacramento in late June.

Boys State is one of the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for United States high-school students.

The program enables students to learn about the operation of local, county and state government. This sounds like a ton of fun.

I know I am going busy this summer. Two days after school is over, I am leaving for Annapolis, Maryland for The Navy Academy’s Summer Seminar for a week.

Once I get home, I leave 12 hours later for Boy’s State in Sacramento.

I am still waiting to hear if I was chosen to go back to Marine Corp. Devil Pup program as an “Eagle Mentor” that would be in mid-July.

Until then have to keep working out to get ready for my fitness test at the Naval Academy this summer.


P.S. What is Boy’s State? Check out this video.

Working in God’s Backyard for Eagle Project

Alexi Eagle Project in Oak Glen

Had a great time this weekend working on Alexi Eagle Project at the Wildland Conservancy in Oak Glen. We got rid of some invasive species (Blackberry Bushes) from a campground.

“ALEXI KRYIER’S EAGLE PROJECT, working in “God’s Country” getting rid of some evasive species, It was the blackberries plant that had to be removed.”

From Another Troop 11 Eagle Project, posted by Carlos Samaniego on 4/08/2013 (33 items)

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