When going into a military installation you are required to present id to the gate guys (this is not their proper title I apologize). Apparently at her other installation it was "Welcome to Ft. Wainwright have a good day." Which is easy to respond to as it's an open ended statement. So when we pull up to the gate and get an "All the Way". I give them an awkward thank you with a smile and drive off. What else can you say to that? Some of them do the "Thank you Ma'am have a good day" which I appreciate, but I'm assuming since we are home of the Airborne it's in their 'what to say' book?
I guess it's just another unanswered question in the military world.