4. I’ve been thinking more and more about MTI school, even though it’s a long ways off. Perhaps many folks have this initial urge to be an MTI when they’re fresh out of training, but I do believe I could do it. It’s a natural extension for me as a teacher. I have to have three years of total service in the Air Force before I can put in my packet. Understandably, this means a PCS to San Antonio and me leaving the teaching profession for at least 4 years. By the time this finally happens (if it happens), I’ll have been teaching for 9, almost 10 years. If I had that much active duty time under my belt, I could work on my Ph.D. and not pay out of pocket (via the G.I. Bill). Only time will tell, but we’ll see what happens. In the meantime, I’ll knifehand the children. 😉
5. I was denied split orders for my seasoning training, which was a bummer for me. I had hoped to do some on-the-job training [for the AF] over Thanksgiving break, winter break, spring break, and then into summer. Sadly, they’re telling me I can’t separate them and do them all in one shot, which means I have to wait until the summer. As a result, I won’t get as many days. The plus side is that I can actually enjoy all of those vacations, rather than working straight through them. I could’ve used that money, but what can you do? I’m at the mercy of The Powers That Be. In the meantime, I’ll work on powering out my CDCs.