• 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 where…

  • 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 didn’t…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Enlisted on FOX

    Source: Enlisted on FOX When the promotions team from the new FOX show Enlisted reached out to me to check out their new show, I jumped at the opportunity.  I’d seen a preview or two on the TV, and had…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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