Thinking of my son today.

My son has been gone to US Naval Academy Prep School for two months. We are extremely proud of him and just want to be a pillar of support and he fulfills his dreams

Andrew Samaniego NAPS 2014
Andrew Samaniego NAPS 2014

Andrew I watched this video today and thought of you!

Andrew first pictures from Naval Academy Prep School

Andrew officially enlisted in the United States Navy and is now attending the US Naval Academy Prep School program in Newport, Rhode Island. He will attend a 3 week military indoctrination and then start academic class. Upon completion of the program he will be become part of the 2019 United States Naval Academy Class. We have been blessed by the community of parents who have been so helpful over the last few days. I wanted to personally thank Shiri Ndang for all her help and especially letting Andrew use her phone after he took the oath. 

Here a the first few picture of Andrew on I-day!

Andrew is reporting into NAPS.
Andrew Samaniego reporting to US Naval Academy Prep School



Andrew is study rates after fresh new haircut!
Andrew Samaniego is studying rates after fresh new haircut

The Eagle has Arrived United States Naval Academy Prep School


Today, Andrew "The Eagle" Samaniego, reported for duty at the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School at the Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island. To say how proud I am to seemy soon accomplished a goal he set out for himself over couple years ago it has been amazing.

As we took my son to the airport I had such mixed emotions. As a proud parents to his accomplishments to coming to realization he would no longer be part of my everyday day life like he has been for all these years.

My heart broke as his sister, Bella and my wife, said goodbye. 

The last time we all felt this way was when our beloved, "King" passed away.

But the sadness will pass and we will always be proud of, Andrew.



Family in Oak Glen

My Dad, Juan Orona, came down from Washington to come to Andrews, graduation/birthday/going-away-party. We decided to go to Oak Glen which is right up the road from our home. Here the are at local sanctuary along with my nephew, Chris Orona.