The ceremony (if you could call it that) is called a naming. Its a big deal and there are traditions, drinking, lots of laughing at our people's expense, more drinking, and then the call signs be given out and voted on. This call sign will be Mr. Jetplane's name.
The naming will commence after work tonight and go into the wee hours of the morning (potentially). Obviously I'll have to go pick up Mr. Jetplane if he doesn't decide to sleep it off at the squadron bar. That's another thing some people might not know. Each squadron has its own bar. It is located in the squadron and its decorated with squadron colors and memorabilia. Its a gathering place to eat, drink, and socialize.
So in honor of the naming...and the drinking tonight...Here is this week's Pug Friday.
Let's pray the call sign isn't too bad and I won't be ashamed of him for the 20 years :)
* To address a question I have been asked alot - Mr has been given callsigns at the various squadrons he's been in during training, but those don't stick. Your callsign doesn't stick until you are in your first operational squadron.
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