• 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: Retreat

    This is it!  Retreat, sometimes known as the “coin ceremony,” is when you’ll officially become an Airman.  The flights are lined up in numerical order along the street, prepared to march onto the retreat pad, moving forward as flights file…

  • Development & Training Flight

    I am excited to announce that I’ll be working with the newly formed Development & Training Flight (D&TF) for the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB! D&TF is a new(er) program that Reserve units are adopting, slowly but surely, across…

  • Air force BMT: Duties and Details

    BMT: Duties and Details, Part 3

    Today I bring you part three 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, as well as Part 2 (Fire Monitor, Utility…

  • In Your Shoes

    See that smiling girl, with the makeup-free face, pulled-back hair, and red identification bracelet [to spot friends from my FB May Shippers group]?  The one sporting glasses during the daytime?  That’s me of course, in my last few hours of…

  • PHOTO particularly nursing mothers OTS

    Struggling with Separation

    It’s been a while since I’ve laid it all on the table for your folks, and at the risk of criticism and judgment, it’s time to be straight with you. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t second guess…

  • BMT: Reuniting at Graduation

    BMT: Reuniting at Graduation

    As your graduation looms near, your family and friends will probably start freaking out about whether or not they’ll be able to see you during Retreat (the coin ceremony) or at Parade, amongst all of the 800+ trainees.  Fear not,…

  • Airman Program

    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…

  • Aunie's ANG Student Flight

    Aunie’s ANG Student Flight

      Are you awaiting your ship date for BMT?  Perhaps your unit has a Development and Training Flight (D&TF) or a Student Flight that you can participate in, not only for networking purposes but to prepare you for BMT.  I…

  • Core Values in the Classroom

    I posted this photo already for all of the fans of my FB page, but I had to share it here as well!  Tomorrow marks the end of my first full week back at school.  As I anticipated, it’s hectic,…

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