• Basic Military Training Study Guide

    BMT Essentials

    Now that I’ve delighted you with tales of PT, how about we get you stocked with your BMT essentials?  The “don’t leave home without it” stash is radically different between the civilian and the BMT worlds.  Blackberries, scads of lip…

  • BMT: The Beast

    The BEAST challenge coin, available for purchase.   By request, today I bring you BEAST!  And I’m not just talking about myself!  😉  BEAST stands for Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training, which is the field exercises you’ll do in week…

  • BMT: Murphy's Law

    BMT: Murphy’s Law

    Military families are no stranger to Murphy’s Law.  I was a military spouse before I became a service member, so I was used to the idea that things go to hell when your service member leaves.  As soon as they…

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    BMT: End Of Course Test

    Air Force the End of Course (EOC) test is the final written evaluation of all of your education and training at BMT, which is concentrated on War Skills and Military Studies (WSMS).  The classroom training is what you’ll be assessed…

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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: 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,…

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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…

  • BMT: Awards and Honors

    There are several awards and honors that you can set your sights on when you’re at Air force BMT, and some come with immediate perks that may keep you motivated to push yourself harder during training. Ribbons and Medals The…

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    BMT: Brother and Sister Flights

    The question came up recently of what the purpose or significance was between brother and sister flights.  I throw out the phrase quite a bit, so I thought I’d do a formal post on the topic. Squadrons are set up so that each…

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    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…

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