Good bye AFDIL, its been a blast!

Last day of work! Holy crap things are starting to get real. I figured this was kind of gonna be the turning point. No more money coming in, nothing holding me to DC any longer… but I still wasn’t prepared for how sad it is. To be completely honest, I love my job. For those that don’t know I am/was a DNA analyst for the military, working on a project to identify soldiers from previous wars (in the hopes to reunite them with their families). I love my coworkers and I’ve had probably the best first job out of college anyone could ask for. I mean I got to dress up like this for Halloween! Can’t complain. (…maybe only fellow AFDILians will find this funny)


And hell, I even got to play with an alligator!


I’ve had a lot of good memories at the ‘DIL. Some of my favorites are when the coworkers and myself start to get a little stir crazy at our desk or in the lab.


 (Tim and I eating grandma nuts house)

But in reality (I’ll try not to get too sentimental) what really brings us together and what makes our jobs unique is the mission behind what I do. I know that we really are working on an amazing project. It’s especially obvious when you’re allowed to go on family identifications and see the families so happy and overjoyed that their loved one is home.  And we are the reason this reunion can happen. Its moments like these that make the job so important and rewarding.


I’ll miss AFDIL, best of luck to all my coworkers… it’s you guys that made the job :)

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  1. sean says:

    I want to hear the story behind the alligator! Great post =)

  2. Susan says:

    I didn’t get to say goodbye but I’ll see you in a year when you show up on the beach house’s doorstep ready to be my world cuisine chef! I wish you lots of luck and can’t wait to see the places you go!! (PS – Dressing you up like evidence, complete with photodoc, was the best work costume EVER!!!)

  3. Jenney aka JEO says:

    Loved being your supervisor. And I can’t wait to live vicariously through you on your trip. Miss you more than words can express.

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