OTS Packing Prep OTS Packing Prep


Packing for OTS makes me long for the carefree days of BMT preparation.  No, seriously, take me back to the days of a small backpack/duffle bag with as little as possible.  Get your pocketbook out if you’re heading to OTS – you’re going to be dropping a lot of cash.  That’s the bottom line.  Hopefully…
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Say what?! An OTS school date! Say what?! An OTS school date!


Prior to our normal July UTA, I had a few AT days scheduled, so I could get them done for the fiscal year.  It made for a long week, Monday through Sunday, that I was working, or the longest week I’ve had in a while.  When Wednesday rolled around, I attended a meeting at the…
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Zuus 4th of July Playlist Zuus 4th of July Playlist


Hello friends!  I should be baking a cherry pie right now [no, really, the crust is sitting out, waiting for me], but instead I had to pop online to share with you a cool musical collaboration I recently got to participate in. I am a big fan of websites that compile a playlist for you,…
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New Beginnings New Beginnings


This past week was graduation week at the [Credit: [Credit: [Credit: J. Boone Pooler Photography] On another personal note, three years ago today I left for BMT.  It does and doesn’t seem like it’s been all that long.  When I think about the changes that have occurred at BMT in these three years, it feels…
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Happy Milspouse Appreciation Day! Happy Milspouse Appreciation Day!


Disclosure: I was gifted a flag by Gettysburg Flag Works, and made the personal decision to share my experience.  All opinions presented within this post are my own. The Friday before Mother’s Day is recognized as Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  I consider myself fortunate to have been a milspouse before I joined myself.  I went to BMT…
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Just Keep Swimming Just Keep Swimming


[Source] Yeah, I’m going there.  The Dora/Finding Nemo approach to this whole situation, although that wasn’t my first analogy.  I started thinking about sharks, and that thought that they can’t stop swimming, or else they’ll die.  Discovery, the lovely purveyors of “Shark Week,” partially dispel that myth, but I digress.  Can you tell it’s been…
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An Exercise in Patience An Exercise in Patience


The “Hurry Up and Wait” phrase is a bit of a cliche in the military, but sadly, there’s so much truth to it.  That’s where I am right now, with my future in a holding pattern, waiting to hear where I’m heading next.  Preaching to the choir for you active duty folks waiting on orders,…
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Community College of the Air Force Community College of the Air Force


You may have heard your recruiter talk about education opportunities within the Air Force.  I’m not talking about Tuition Assistance or the Montgomery G.I. Bill, as I have not taken advantage of either of those programs yet, but I have earned my Associate in Applied Science degree courtesy of the CCAF degrees are increasingly becoming…
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Aunie’s ANG Student Flight Aunie’s ANG Student Flight


Are you awaiting your ship date for BMT?  Perhaps your unit has a Development and Training Flight (D&TF) or a Student Flight that you can participate in, not only for networking purposes but to prepare you for BMT.  I didn’t get the benefit of such a program, but I wish I had!  Annelise is joining…
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