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    BMT: Duties and Details, Part 2

    Happy Leap Day!  Today I bring you part two 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. Fire Monitor The Fire Monitor…

  • BMT: Squadron T-Shirt and Coin

    Sometime during the 7WOT, you’ll sign a roster and cough up cash for your squadron t-shirt and possibly the squadron’s challenge coin!  It may seem like you’re constantly getting hit up for money, but you’ll be glad to hand this…

  • BMT: Shakedown Sheet

    Do I have a treat for you today!  I was rummaging around my home office, looking for a binder to organize my Air Force documents for UTA weekends, when I found the original binder I purchased and took to BMT.…

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    To DACP or not to DACP?

    I love interacting with my readers and hearing what you want to read about.  There’s so much to tell and it’s easy for me to go off on my own tangents and get distracted.  This post comes at the request of…

  • BMT: Dust Down

    BMT: Dust Down

    “Dust Down” was one of my distinct privileges as the Dorm Chief of my flight at BMT.  Dust Down is the way your flight will keep the dorm clean and is performed at least twice a day during duty days. …

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    BMT: House Mouse

    “Who is your House-Mouse?” “Sir, trainee so-and-so reports as ordered. We do not have a House Mouse, we have a Flight Office Technician.” Another duty/detail in your dorm will be the position of Flight Office Technician, affectionately, and more oftentimes…

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    BMT: Duties and Details, Part 4

    Seems I’d forgotten some of the duties and details that you can do at BMT!  There’s so much to be done while you’re down there, forgive me.  If you’re just joining me, check out Part 1 (bed alignment, shoe alignment,…

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    BMT: Weapons and CATM

    Howdy, BMT readers!  A post about weapons training and CATM is long overdue from me.  These are the sorts of big events at BMT that I know everyone wants to read about.  So, let’s do this!  I’ll tell you about…

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    BMT: Entry Control

    Have you read about the Entry Controller (EC) yet online?  I’ve been putting this one off for a while.  Like chow at BMT, this is a lengthy and important topic, which will affect everyone in your flight.  Settle in, readers,…

  • 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…

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