Category Archives: weather

Mission First Mission First


Photo by TSgt Thomas J. Doscher Many of you are aware that Colorado has been beat down over the last week with wildfires threatening homes and families within the Colorado Springs area.  As a state, we’ve been hit hard this fire season, with the latest series of fires (the Waldo Canyon Fire) really being too…
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BMT: Summers at Lackland BMT: Summers at Lackland


So, you’re leaving for BMT during the summer?  This post isn’t going to tell you what you don’t already know (and what I’ve already written about) – it’s going to be hot and you’ll need to hydrate until you’re running to the latrine every few minutes.  Instead, I’ll tell you about all of the other…
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BMT: Murphy’s Law BMT: Murphy’s Law


Military families are no stranger to Murphy’s Law.  I was a military spouse before I became a service member, so I was used to the idea that things go to hell when your service member leaves.  As soon as they leave, the car breaks down, major appliances stop working, pipes burst, etc.  Of course, it…
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BMT: Flag Conditions and Hydration BMT: Flag Conditions and Hydration


In my last post on the BEAST, I mentioned “Black Flag.”  No, I wasn’t referring to the punk band associated with Henry Rollins.  I’m talking about the lovely weather you’re about to experience when you truck off to Lackland AFB. Flag Conditions While it may seem otherwise some days, your safety and well-being is one…
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BMT: The Beast BMT: The Beast


The BEAST challenge coin, available for purchase. By request, today I bring you BEAST!  And I’m not just talking about myself!  😉  BEAST stands for Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training, which is the field exercise you’ll do in week 6 of BMT.  BEAST serves as a culmination of all of your practical, hands-on education at…
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Thursday 5 Thursday 5


Let’s do this!  The words for the week are: Irresistible Positive Successful Vibrant Glorious 1.  New music purchases on iTunes are my guilty pleasure!  They’re the instant, put-me-in-a-good-move purchase!  There’s nothing like an irresistible little ditty, typically an old school jam, a sexy R&B number, and usually tagged “EXPLICIT.”  Hey, what can I say?  I’m…
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