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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…

  • Finding OTS PEP

    If you’re not following [Source] He also had this message today: “Quit worrying about failing and start believing in achieving.  If you change the way you think, you increase the goals you accomplish.” Today I thought about my own five…

  • Family Separation Prep

    As Let’s put the cliched statement out there first – “This will be harder on me than it is on her.”  That’s what they keep telling me, and I hope that it’s true, for her sake.  In the meantime, we’ve…

  • New Beginnings

    This past week was graduation week at the [Credit: [Credit: [Credit: J. Boone Pooler Photography] On another personal note, three years ago today I left for BMT.  It does and doesn’t seem like it’s been all that long.  When I…

  • An Exercise in Patience

    The “Hurry Up and Wait” phrase is a bit of a cliche in the military, but sadly, there’s so much truth to it.  That’s where I am right now, with my future in a holding pattern, waiting to hear where…

  • My Hickory Tradition + Flash Giveaway!

    Disclosure: I have been provided a Beef Hearty Hickory gift box for review by Hickory Farms, as well as one to be given away on my blog.  All opinions presented within this post are my own. Hickory Farms has been a…

  • NORAD Tracks Santa!

    Personnelist by day, Santa Tracker by night! We are a mere nine days…I repeat, nine days…away from Christmas Day!  If you’ve been a long-time reader of AHE, you may know that I’ve volunteered with NORAD Tracks Santa for the last…

  • Struggling with Separation

    Making Christmas memories!  [Source] It’s been a while since I’ve laid it all on the table for you folks, and at the risk of criticism and judgment, it’s time to be straight with you. I’d be lying if I said…

  • Postpartum PT Anxiety

    How appropriate that this article should hit the Air Force Times and my Facebook feed, a mere seventeen days before my own postpartum PT test! In a nutshell, SSgt Alison Mona had failed two PT tests postpartum and worried that…

  • Happy Family Giveaway!

    Disclosure: I was provided products to sample as well as a package of products (valued at $25) to giveaway.  Regardless of this fact, all opinions are my own and are based upon my personal experience with the company and their…