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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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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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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: 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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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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Palace Chase – AD to ANG Palace Chase – AD to ANG


“Force Shaping” is a dirty little pair of words in the Air Force.  If you haven’t heard it before, it’s the nicely worded phrase for “someone’s going to get fired.”  Well, maybe that’s a little extreme, but it’s the term coined to describe how they thin the herd, typically amongst the active duty Airmen.  It…
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Mind Tricks and Running Tips Mind Tricks and Running Tips


Source: J. Boone Pooler Photography Not everyone enlists in the military with a background in running or a passion for running.  I know I didn’t.  I couldn’t run a solid mile when I first started.  The reality is, running is 60% of your PT score.  If that freaks you out and/or you have testing anxiety,…
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Go Guard! Go Guard!


Wait, what?  Isn’t Erin a Reservist? Yes, yes I am!  But AHE recognizes that your Air Force provides you with choices, and that you must do what’s best for you, your career goals, and your family.  There are some common experiences for all three (active duty, AFR, ANG), but they are each their own unique…
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