• 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: Flag Conditions and Hydration

    In my last post on the BEAST, I mentioned “Black Flag.”  No, I wasn’t referring to the punk band associated with Henry Rollins.  I’m talking about the lovely weather you’re about to experience when your truck off to Lackland AFB.…

  • 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: Summers at Lackland

    So, you’re leaving for BMT during the summer?  This post isn’t going to tell you what you don’t already know (and what I’ve already written about) – it’s going to be hot and you’ll need to hydrate until you’re running…

  • Mission First

    Photo by TSgt Thomas J. Doscher Many of you are aware that Colorado has been beat down over the last week with wildfires threatening homes and families within the Colorado Springs area.  As a state, we’ve been hit hard this…

  • MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #69

    It’s the first Friday of the month, which means it’s time for some fill-in fun!  Head on over to Wifey’s if you’re a milspouse (or significant other) and you want to get in on the question and answer action! 1.  What…

  • Thursday 5

    Let’s do this!  The words for the week are: Irresistible Positive Successful Vibrant Glorious 1.  New music purchases on iTunes are my guilty pleasure!  They’re the instant, put-me-in-a-good-move purchase!  There’s nothing like an irresistible little ditty, typically an old school…

  • 30 Days and a 10K!

    First things first, I leave for BMT in 30 days! Aiyee!  Tomorrow is also the 1st of May, which means it’s all downhill from here!  Crazy to think that just a few months ago I was taking my enlistment oath…

  • Milspouse Friday Fill-In #36 + MilSpouse Weekly Roundup #30

    Yay for Friday!  Head over to Beth @ An Expeditionary Family is hosting the MilSpouse Weekly Roundup! Related posts: MilSpouse Weekly Roundup #8 Milspouse Friday Fill-In #39 + MilSpouse Weekly Roundup #34 MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #31 + MilSpouse Weekly Roundup…

  • CSN Stores – $35 Giveaway!

     I can’t tell you how eager I am for spring to get here.  Despite the 19°F temperature on the way to work, I was in a thin, striped cotton shirt, a jean jacket, thinner twill pants, and my brown…

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