OTS: Preparation Recommendations OTS: Preparation Recommendations


Has it really been five plus months since I’ve blogged?  Yikes!  I’ve received a number of requests to keep up the OTS posts, and that is definitely my intent.  In the time that I’ve been offline, I’ve attended and graduated from the Logistics Readiness Officer Course, my technical training school after OTS.  I thought I…
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Dear Female Servicemember Dear Female Servicemember


Dear Female Servicemember, I see you.  I see what you’re doing.  I see you “Liking” that picture or that status on that mean-spirited Facebook page.  I see you putting military spouses down as a way to “bond” with others during shop talk.  We might wear the same uniform, but I don’t stand united with you…
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OTS: Arriving at the Dorms OTS: Arriving at the Dorms


So, what finally happens when you drag your stuff across the grass?  Fortunately, the good folks behind OTS have shared with you a number of videos on their Facebook page!  Clad in PT gear, prepping my blues. Each room has one set of bunk beds, one double bed, three tall skinny dressers pressed together, three…
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OTS: What To Pack OTS: What To Pack


Packing for OTS is even more of a crap shoot than BMT, as there’s really no list of what to bring.  The OTS website has two lists, including this one about My bags, ready to go! Unlike with BMT, you have the option to drive to OTS (versus flying).  As a flyer, I was limited…
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OTS: Arriving at OTS OTS: Arriving at OTS


When I last left you, I was posting from the Houston USO.  The rest of the journey was a lengthy one, let me tell you.  I ended up having my connecting flight to Montgomery cancelled.  Fortunately, they booked me on the next flight out that evening, but it meant a late arrival.  I had planned…
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Aim High and Spartan Up in 2015! Aim High and Spartan Up in 2015!


The 31st of this month marks my 4th Air Force Anniversary!  What better way to celebrate than by giving YOU something!  I’ve partnered with The Spartan empire has expanded in a big way this year.  Stay motivated in between training sessions with the Spartan Up! Podcast.  Want to book the ultimate destination race?  How about…
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OTS: Dynamic Disclaimer OTS: Dynamic Disclaimer


Much like BMT, OTS is an ever-changing entity.  It is a dynamic program that is constantly being reevaluated, reassessed, and reconfigured.  If you are one that prefers rigid structure and organization, you’re going to be challenged while at OTS.  Semper Gumby, or whatever mantra you prefer to use, OTS is going to require that you…
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OTS: Background Info OTS: Background Info


Photo by Paul Stocklin Kicking off the first in a series of posts about Air Force Officer Training School (OTS), I wanted to give you some basic, background information, as well as some background information on my class.  OTS is located down at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama, and is nine weeks in length.  Individuals…
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Finding OTS PEP Finding OTS PEP


If you’re not following [Source] He also had this message today: “Quit worrying about failing and start believing in achieving.  If you change the way you think, you increase the goals you accomplish.” Today I thought about my own five goals, and I am sharing them with you as I build myself up in preparation…
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