My brother Nick joined the Navy when he was 18 years old. We have always been pretty close and it was rough having him leave. We honored one another by always keeping in touch regularly and being there for one another when we couldn’t see each other. I also went on a trip when he was in NOLA to spend some quality time with him. After serving in the Navy, he has moved to a couple of different states and is now in FL. Last summer, I had the honor of standing in his wedding as his best man. We still keep in touch regularly and he knows, I’ve got his back and I’m always only a phone call away.