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    ALS? PME? Time in Service – Just Keep Swimming

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Struggling with Separation

    It’s been a while since I’ve laid it all on the table for your folks, and at the risk of criticism and judgment, it’s time to be straight with you. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t second guess…

  • 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…

  • Core Values in the Classroom

    I posted this photo already for all of the fans of my FB page, but I had to share it here as well!  Tomorrow marks the end of my first full week back at school.  As I anticipated, it’s hectic,…

  • In Your Shoes

    See that smiling girl, with the makeup-free face, pulled-back hair, and red identification bracelet [to spot friends from my FB May Shippers group]?  The one sporting glasses during the daytime?  That’s me of course, in my last few hours of…

  • BMT: Retreat

    This is it!  Retreat, sometimes known as the “coin ceremony,” is when you’ll officially become an Airman.  The flights are lined up in numerical order along the street, prepared to march onto the retreat pad, moving forward as flights file…

  • BMT: Reuniting at Graduation

    BMT: Reuniting at Graduation

    As your graduation looms near, your family and friends will probably start freaking out about whether or not they’ll be able to see you during Retreat (the coin ceremony) or at Parade, amongst all of the 800+ trainees.  Fear not,…

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    BMT: Duties and Details, Part 3

    Today I bring you part three of Duties and Details.   If you’re just joining me now, check out the introduction and Part 1 (bed alignment, shoe alignment, End of Bed Display) here, as well as Part 2 (Fire Monitor, Utility…

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