I've been trying to find a Cub Scout pack for my son, which is not as easy as it sounds when you home-school! You tend to miss all the neat-o reminders and such that go home in backpacks from the classroom.
However, I think I may have found a pack; and because I believe in full disclosure I let them know by email that I would not be very available for volunteer time this year while Air Force Guy is deployed and that I understood totally if this was an issue (can't do these things without volunteers, after all!).
Proving once again that it is a small Air Force, the person who emailed me back let me know that they understood our situation totally, as they were an Air Force family themselves. Well, cool! And I felt this urge, this urge to say something that would bring us together, something that denoted a shared experience and a sisterhood. Something like "Oorah" or "Hooah". Something... But there wasn't anything to say. The Air Force does not seem to have a club house password, and it can be a bit awkward at times.
Well, that's not entirely true. Air Force people seem to say "Outstanding" a lot. It's just not the same thing, though. I've seen my Army brother hold entire conversations with people using only facial expressions and the grunts of "Huh and Hooah." "Outstanding" just does not have the same breadth of expression.
Air Force, we need to work on this.