My partner, Zian, and I met in August 2014. We finally got to submit our peition in July 2016 with help of an agency( we went into this rather blindly at first). Petition approved after 48 days. Medical completed. Interview done and approved, and visa in hand November 18th. POE on November 23rd at Dallas, Texas. Married on 3 February 2017. I-485 packet for AOS sent in and received 26 February 2017. AOS approved December 2017 with no interview. After getting out of the military after 6 years myself, I've been steadily employed with same company since. Zian has been with his company now for over a year. Both of us are going back to take online college classes. He is pursuing his masters in psychology and I will be pursuing a degree in forensic psychology.