Rifle Expert

Pretty soon, this shiny little marksmanship badge on my desk is going to be replaced...

...with this one.

Yep, Zach's been on the rifle range all week & officially scored high enough to earn the "expert" badge -- the best ranking there is! So basically, he can shoot a M16 & accurately hit a target anywhere from 30 yards to 1/3 of a mile away. No big deal... :)

Um, big deal, actually. He's spent the entire week sleeping in the squad bay & waking up at 3:45AM while it's still 30-some degrees outside, and I know he's worked really hard for this. As always, I'm so proud of him. He never ceases to amaze me.