Category Archives: recruiting

AF Reserve: Shameless Plug AF Reserve: Shameless Plug


If you’re visiting my website directly, you may notice that I have a new tab, “ Get1Now is a referral program for the Air Force Reserve.  It allows me as a reservist to submit your name and contact information to the USAFR.  From there, a local recruiter in your area will connect with you and…
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One down, nineteen to go! One down, nineteen to go!


Source: One year ago today.  In 2010, I had been joking with Trinnie that if I hit thirty and wasn’t with child that I would finally join the military, as I’d been talking/dreaming about for some time.  With no small children to care for, I had no excuses and nothing holding me back.  After…
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Leaving Lackland Leaving Lackland


[This was written Monday, August 1st, as I flew from Lackland AFB to Keesler AFB.] I started my summer vacation as a civilian, a military spouse.  A mere eight and a half weeks later, I leave Texas as a military service member, a Warrior Airman.  Eight and a half weeks, a smidge over two months,…
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Just when you thought I was gone! Just when you thought I was gone!


Battle buddy Ebony and I! We reported this morning at 0700.  After getting to bed at 0015, the 0500 wake-up call was painful.  Totally my fault, I was running around at the last minute making sure everything was finalized for today.  We did paperwork for three hours, with lots of (surprise, surprise) waiting around.  We…
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The Numbers The Numbers


[Source] 12,400 calories burned while running at working out at the gym (since I got my Garmin). 2090 sit-ups (not including exhaustion tests or the sit-ups I did when I was working at the higher rate). 1696 pushups (not including at least three exhaustion tests). 120 days in the Delayed Entry Program (from enlistment until…
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Hundred Pushups Hundred Pushups


I hesitate to post and brag about this accomplishment, because I didn’t do them without pausing, and I wasn’t even pausing in the appropriate/approved “downward dog” position.  I was about to go off to BMT without ever taking the final challenge for this program, and that didn’t seem right.  I’m pretty goal-oriented when it comes…
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Feeling, Fears, and Failure Feeling, Fears, and Failure


[Source] I get asked pretty frequently about how I’m feeling, with regards to my impending ship date.  Are you nervous?  Are you getting excited?  Are you ready to get yelled at?  My response is typically, “I’m anxious and I’m eager.”  I’m not nervous and I’m not particularly worried.  Being an older enlistee, I’ve got so many things that…
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