Category Archives: UTA

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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Time to face the music! Time to face the music!


Well, this is it.  The shutdown is over and drilling for Reservists has resumed.  Our October UTA got rescheduled for later in the fiscal year, but this weekend is the November UTA and my rescheduled PT test.  At this point, most of my anxiety about the task is gone.  I just want to get it…
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Family Day Picnic Family Day Picnic


Hey readers!  We’re in the thick of back-to-school madness, but I thought I’d check in with you here.  It’s my 8th year of teaching and it never gets any easier at the beginning.  It’s always crazy, crazy, crazy, with nothing set in stone until a few weeks in.  Never fun, but it’s the nature of…
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Motherhood and the Military Motherhood and the Military


Photo by Tina Joiner Photography Two years ago I was gearing up to depart for BMT.  I was eager to leave and start that new chapter of my life.  Fast forward and here I am, at another milestone in my life with a four week old daughter.  Nothing could’ve prepared me for these last few…
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Commissioning Physical Commissioning Physical


One of the big to-dos for me after being chosen by the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program (DACP) board was to complete my commissioning physical.  Before my package can be sent to the Numbered Air Force (NAF) and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) for final approval and blessing, I have to be medically cleared to proceed….
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Catch-Up and Connect Catch-Up and Connect


Just wanted to do a quick catch-up post, as well as connect newcomers to some resources out there!  It’s been a long UTA weekend, but very invigorating!  I’ve got more ideas of things to share with you all, so stick with me! Today I had the opportunity to meet with the newly formed Development and…
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Development & Training Flight Development & Training Flight


I am excited to announce that I’ll be working with the newly formed Development & Training Flight (D&TF) for the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB! D&TF is a new(er) program that Reserve units are adopting, slowly but surely, across the country to help prepare those who are waiting to ship to BMT.  Active duty…
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DACP Interview and Results DACP Interview and Results


Future commissioned officer…or official tour guide? December’s UTA marked the convening of the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program Board (DACP).  Where I was told that being round and in a small tent I wouldn’t fit in any of the newer uniforms.  [Editor’s Note: This is what happens when you leave your draft unattended and your DH…
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