That's fantastic - way to go on tying programs to events you've been to = means more. If you can please take a photo and share even if it is a small group of your oldest or favorite ones.
I hear ya about serving and being away; I spent 33-years in the military and just retired so missed a LOT of games in my lifetime and that includes not being able to see on TV or listen on Radio. Hell when I was on submarines I'd miss entire seasons and come home to see how we did or have to rely on teletype with just scores each week; that sucked. I've lived in Europe, now Italy, for a combined 13 years so far and know what you mean about late night/early morning games - this year's game against ClemSUCK (as example) stunk because I was so upset I couldn't even get a few hours of sleep after the game like I normally would.
THANKS FOR SERVING THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD.