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What do I get my Airman?! What do I get my Airman?!


Air Force BMT Graduation Gifts by aimhigherin featuring holiday wreaths Garmin Forerunner 210 / USAF Wreath / Air Force 40 Challenge Coin Holder / Reebok Boots / ABU iPad Case / USAF Toiletry Kit / H-D USAF Pin-up Pilsner Set / Membership – National Musuem of the United States Air Force / Rocky S2V /…
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Goodbye, Google Reader! Goodbye, Google Reader!


If you’re a big blog reader, you’re already aware that Google Reader is disappearing as of tomorrow.  I think I’m in denial, as my main readers still utilize Google Reader.  All of that being said, AHE is good to go and ready for you to read on bloglovin’!  If you’re a slave to your smartphone…
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BMT: Laundry Bag Living BMT: Laundry Bag Living


Disclaimer: I don’t typically post “cheats” for those heading to BMT, if you could call it that.  I advise and educate you on aspects of training, but have refrained from telling you things that you will learn on your own through the process.  It’s not that I want to withhold information from you – I’ve…
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32 Week Update 32 Week Update


Well, maybe not quite 32 weeks, but close enough!  It’s been ten weeks since When I was laying out my uniform last night, I realized that I could still fit into my regular (BMT issued) top.  I asked DH whether he thought I should wear my normal ABU top or the maternity, and he said…
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My 2nd Air Force Anniversary My 2nd Air Force Anniversary


Source: Theme Cakes By Traci Mmm…pregnant Airman needs chocolate covered strawberries…oh, hey! January 31st is a day permanently marking my calendar as a personal holiday to celebrate.  On this fateful day two years ago, I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.  Today is my Air Force anniversary, the…
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Maternity Uniforms Maternity Uniforms


Ah, maternity uniforms!  You’ll most likely have a love/hate relationship with them, for various reasons I’ll share below.  At this point in my pregnancy, I’m twenty-two weeks along.  I’ve been wearing a mix of maternity and normal uniform pieces, so I’ll share what I’ve learned so far. Acquisition If you’re a Reservist (and probably Guard…
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Here and Helpful! Here and Helpful!


Still here, folks!  Some quick updates for everyone: The house fell through, just as I’ve always feared during the home buying process.  The home inspection revealed tens of thousands of dollars in repairs, beyond what we could ask the sellers to fix.  Needless to say, I was devastated.  It’s been a very emotional and rough…
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BMT: Individual Evaluations BMT: Individual Evaluations


During the 7WOT, you’ll participate in a series of short, performance-based evaluations with your MTI to measure individual drill as well as your military bearing and courtesies.  Due to the brevity of these evaluations, I’m combining them into this single post.  These assessments are graded on a pass/fail basis.  If you make more than a…
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Never Left Behind Never Left Behind


When you’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to envision MTIs being caring, compassionate individuals, especially in those first few weeks of training.  My MTI always stressed to us that our health and well-being was his first priority.  Yes, we were there to be broken down and reshaped into model Airmen, and the methods…
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