I have talked to Sam twice though instant messenger in the last two days. He is doing well and excited for the new training he may get. Of course, we have lots of unanswered questions, like where will he be stationed when he gets back and when exactly will he get orders to return. Just what you would expect from his current employer. Here is a picture I swiped from one of his friends Facebook pages. As you can see he looks good. I am so glad for modern technology. It does a mother's heart good.