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.
My company at Devil Pups Graduation 2012 – Andrew Samaniego
With my training Sargents at Devil Pups 2012
Graduation at Devil Pups Summer 2012
This was my official selection letter for Devil Pups 2013
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
Full post can be found: http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/ci_23122896/focus-is-heritage-park-community-day-service-redlands
We are working around the “Old School” house
The organic garden at the Groove School
Mr. Shaffer working hard
Mr. Welsh one of Asst. Scoutmaster showing us how to handle the mulch!
Troop 11 working hard.
Tracker was hauling more dirt than our shovels
“where is my mask?”
It’s getting a bit warm out here.
“Dad this is our 3rd Saturday in row doing community service and working with dirt.”
Dad, Councilman Foster, and myself helping at Heritage Park.