Our youngest son, easy child 3, fixes helos for the Navy. He's heading out for 6 months starting Sept. 1 or so. He'll be missing Thanksgiving and Christmas at home . He's planning to quit the service next summer, after 6 years, and go to school. He'll get a home leave Aug. 1-14, and easy child 2 and daughter in law are coming up for a few days too. wife and I and easy child 1 are ecstatic about that!