My son just called. He passed the test! He’s a Tech Sergeant! Or will be as soon as he can officially sew on his new stripe. With that comes a pay raise and, I’m sure, more responsibility. He’s 28 years old and has been in the Air Force for 10 years. I’m told that making Tech at this age and this soon is fairly rare. I don’t know if that is as true now as it apparently was when his father was in the Air Force, but regardless, I’m his mother and I’m extremely proud.