• 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,…

  • BMT: The Period Problem

    **Enter the TMI topic!  Males, go ahead and navigate away now, unless you’re morbidly curious!** I get asked period questions all the time.  It’s not something most people feel comfortable asking their recruiter about, and it’s yet another source of…

  • Milblogging.com and Milbloggies!

    Big day today, readers!  Today marks the opening of the nominations for the Milbloggies, hosted by the folks over at Milblogging.com.  Nominations open on Monday the 9th and run through Thursday the 12th.  Finalists will be announced on the 15th,…

  • BMT: Duties and Details, Part 4

    Seems I’d forgotten some of the duties and details that you can do at BMT!  There’s so much to be done while you’re down there, forgive me.  If you’re just joining me, check out Part 1 (bed alignment, shoe alignment,…

  • BMT: Sock Bun How-To

    This has been a long time coming!  For a while, I didn’t rush to make a sock bun video because I knew YouTube was saturated with them already.  In the effort to make this website as comprehensive as possible and…

  • BMT: Entry Control

    Have you read about the Entry Controller (EC) yet online?  I’ve been putting this one off for a while.  Like chow at BMT, this is a lengthy and important topic, which will affect everyone in your flight.  Settle in, readers,…

  • Guest Blogging on the Blog Brigade!

     tweets for some time now, as they teased milspouse bloggers about an upcoming opportunity.  When I learned that they were going to feature a new milspouse blogging section, the Blog Brigade, and allow for guest submission, I jumped at the chance…

  • BMT: House Mouse

    “Who is your House Mouse?” “Sir, trainee so-and-so reports as ordered. We do not have a House Mouse, we have a Flight Office Technician.” Another duty/detail in your dorm will be the position of Flight Office Technician, affectionately and more…

  • BMT: Wedding Rings

    $29.95 through AAFES This one is primarily for the married ladies, although if you’re a bling-bling kind of married man, you may want to read too. The question may come up before you leave for BMT about what to do with…

  • BMT: Duties and Details, Part 2

    Happy Leap Day!  Today I bring you part two of Duties and Details.  If you’re just joining me now, check out the introduction and Part 1 (bed alignment, shoe alignment, End of Bed Display) here. Fire Monitor The Fire Monitor…