3 Years = Meritorious Service 3 Years = Meritorious Service


Third time’s a charm!  Well, it’s a medal anyway. [Source] Today is the third anniversary of my enlistment in the Air Force Reserve – my Air Force birthday!  It means an increase of $15.20 for each drill weekend.  Seems like peanuts, but we’re moving forward and that’s always a good thing, right?   I only…
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17 Jan 14 Uniform Updates! 17 Jan 14 Uniform Updates!


Future Airman Aunie of Authorized?  Yes.  Smart?  Debatable.  [Source] This is a biggie, folks!  I don’t expect BMT to start issuing you black socks for PT gear, but it’s nice to know that you have that option now for the future, if you prefer black socks.  Just earlier this month when I was taking my…
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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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Postpartum PT, Round Two! Postpartum PT, Round Two!


Aiming high and making a comeback!  Was that too much of a tip-off about the subject of this post?  Oh well, if you’ve been following me on my The FAC staff won’t tell you your total score.  You sign off on your sheet, but must either calculate the score on your own or look back…
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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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Resolution: Fit For Duty Resolution: Fit For Duty


Happy New Year!  Three years ago, I made the decisions to contact a recruiter and begin the process to serve my country.  I made January 1st my suspense date, and held myself accountable. Perhaps you’re in that same position this year.  There’s so many factors up in the air during this process.  Will they have…
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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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This is how we do it! This is how we do it!


Wishing you a Merry Christmas, the Air Force way!  You know, that involves Chuck Norris, naturally.  Can’t knock one of the most famous Airmen around!  Aim High, Chuck!  I love me a C-17 C-5 too!  [Thanks Bryan for calling me out on that one!] Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays.  May you be surrounded…
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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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