It's 'Blues Monday' today; the day that AF personnel have to wear their blues uniforms rather than the ACU or BDU (those are the camoflage outfits for those not familiar with military terminology).
Urbaner is wearing his long sleeve blues shirt today, which means that he has to wear a tie and his rack o' ribbons (those are the ribbons that show what medals he's earned). I haven't seen him wear his rack for some time, and to be honest, I didn't realize it had got so big. 6 rows of 4 and two on the top:
The devices (stars and oak leaves) on some of the ribbons mean that he's been awarded those medals more than once; each device indicates an additional award. It's not very clear, but there's on on there that not only has oak leaves on it, it also has a 'V' insigna. That's 'V' for 'Valor', and it indicates that he was awarded that medal in a combat situation.
Urbie, I know you read my blog. I also know that you won't toot your own horn regarding your achievements and military career, so I'm going to do it for you. You're a great NCO and an asset to your unit and I am incredibly proud of you. Great things are coming your way this next year; you're being given some wonderful opportunities and I want you to know that I'll do whatever I can to facilitate your being able to take advantage of what's being offered to you. I love you, and I always will.
That's MY husband's rack.