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    OTS Packing Prep

    Packing for OTS makes me long for the carefree days of BMT preparation.  No, seriously, take me back to the days of a small backpack/duffle bag with as little as possible.  Get your pocketbook out if you’re heading to OTS…

  • 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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    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…

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    Maternity Uniforms

    Ah, AirForce maternity uniforms!  You’ll most likely have a love/hate relationship with them, for various reasons I’ll share below.  At this point in my pregnancy, I’m twenty-two weeks along.  I’ve been wearing a mix of maternity and normal uniform pieces,…

  • Deserving Airman Commissioning Program

    Deserving Airman Commissioning Program

    Long overdue post on what I’ve been up to with my military career!  If you’ve been following along for a while now, you know I’ve kicked around the idea of commissioning and I’m finally throwing my hat into the ring.…

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    You’re pregnant, now what?

    [The experiences, policies, and procedures I share within this post are mine and my Wing’s.  Your experience and requirements may differ.  Speak with your leadership to clarify policies.] I found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks before my…

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    Seasoning Training

    Thanks for everyone’s patience when it comes to posts on the blog lately.  The first few weeks of school are always the roughest, and I’m completely bogged down with meetings lately.  Add a new home purchase [more on that later],…

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    Taking the AFOQT

    So, you’re thinking about becoming a commissioned officer?  One of the first things you’ll need to do is take the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT).  The AFOQT is another standardized aptitude test, similar to the SAT or the ASVAB.…

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    BMT: Privileges

    Yes, you read that title correctly, privileges!  BMT isn’t all about punishment, pushing Texas, and being berated by intimidating individuals.  Like anything else, the sooner you adapt to the system, give them what they want to see, the sooner your…

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    Airman of the Quarter Board

    The results are in from the Airman of the Quarter board, and rather than make you wait until the end of this post, I’ll tell you now that I was not selected.  After receiving some initial feedback and waiting a…

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