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    Goodbyes and Friendly Skies Air Force OTS

      The day finally came.  I’ve been simultaneously waiting for this and dreading this for what seems like forever.  I started the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program (DACP) in the fall of 2012 and met the board in December.  Enter the…

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    OTS: Preparation Recommendations

    Has it really been five-plus months since I’ve blogged?  Yikes!  I’ve received a number of requests to keep up the OTS posts, and that is definitely my intent.  In the time that I’ve been offline, I’ve attended and graduated from…

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    Airman of the Quarter

    If you don’t follow my Facebook page or my Twitter account, you may have missed the good news I shared. I was contacted by an NCO in my office and asked to fill her in on my accomplishments, volunteer work…

  • MyServicePride.com Giveaway!

    Ooh readers, do I have a fun one for you today!  I was recently contacted by Simply go onto their site and build their ribbon rack using the Rack Builder.  You can look under their branch and lookup ribbons and…

  • BMT: The Period Problem

    BMT: The Period Problem

    **Enter the TMI topic!  Males, go ahead and navigate away now, unless you’re morbidly curious!** I get asked period questions all the time.  It’s not something most people feel comfortable asking their recruiter about, and it’s yet another source of…

  • BMT: Military Bearing

    BMT: Military Bearing

    I received a great question today from a reader who wanted me to explain military bearing.  Military bearing is a phrase I drop around here quite frequently but haven’t ever described it in detail.  Forgive me, readers, let me tell…

  • BMT: The Airman’s Run

    The Airman’s Run is the first event of graduation weekend at BMT, and therefore the first time your family will see you and you’ll “see” them.  Why the quotation marks?  That’s because you’re not supposed to break military bearing and…

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    BMT: Glasses

    I started wearing After reading that, I knew I was going to have to bite the bullet and update my glasses.  I probably paid upwards of $100, and that was just to get new lenses – no special coating, no…

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    BMT: Sock Bun How-To

    This has been a long time coming!  For a while, I didn’t rush to make a sock bun video because I knew YouTube was saturated with them already.  In the effort to make this website as comprehensive as possible and…

  • BMT: The Makeup Question

    **Fluffy post alert!  If you’re a man, navigate away now!  You have been warned!**   I participate in a couple of Facebook groups for BMT shippers, and the makeup question comes up quite a bit.   What will the MTIs do…

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