• 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • BMT: photo Brother and Sister Flights

    BMT: Brother and Sister Flights

    The question came up recently of what the purpose or significance was between brother and sister flights.  I throw out the phrase quite a bit, so I thought I’d do a formal post on the topic. Squadrons are set up so that each…

  • 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…

  • bmt-mail-call

    BMT: Mail Call!

    In addition to Sundays, you’re going to be living for mail call, let me tell you!  There’s tons of information about mail out there, but let me add a few key pieces of information.  Pass this along to your family…

  • MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #79

    It’s been forever since I’ve remembered to do one of these!  I know I’ve been neglectful over the last few weeks, so I owe you folks a little something.  Head on over to Wifey’s if you want to get in…

  • MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #76

    It’s time for MilSpouse (First) Friday Fill-In with Wife of a Sailor!  I’m in a particularly cheerful mood since it’s Friday and DH comes home tomorrow!  Yay!  Let’s do this! 1.  What’s one thing in the past month you would…

  • Milspouse Friday Fill-In #74

    I can’t have you all thinking that I’ve fallen off the face of the earth, and while I’ve been hoping to bring you that story from the AF News Service, it hasn’t been published yet.  That being said, MFF it…

  • Staying Afloat!

    [Source] Just a quick message to let you all know that I am still here and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, although it’s still in the distance. The first few weeks of school call for…

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