Congratulations U.S. Navy Airman Apprentice Kubat!
Our son graduated today from NAVY basic training and will head to Pensacola, Florida tomorrow morning to Avionics A-school. We will be able to visit with him for 3 hours today once he fulfills his duties. We couldn't be prouder of this young man as he embarks on a military career in the Navy. He earned a sharpshooter medal and was section leader during his 7 weeks of training.
As my eyes scanned the crowd of new Sailors, I was eager to find him to see him for the first time during the ceremony. I was impressed with how all the speakers, including Rear Admiral Brian C. Prindle, gave thanks to each and every one of these young men and women who will dedicate their lives to serving the United States of America.
His dad, Retired Chief Petty Officer Michael K. Nerdin gave him one of his anchor insignia that he earned during his 20+ years as a career Navy man as a token of his appreciation for a job well done. We are so proud of our son but also give thanks to every young adult that steps forward to serve their country in the highest capacity possible.
Go Sebastian and Go Navy!