• Basic Military Training Study Guide

    BMT Essentials

    Now that I’ve delighted you with tales of PT, how about we get you stocked with your BMT essentials?  The “don’t leave home without it” stash is radically different between the civilian and the BMT worlds.  Blackberries, scads of lip…

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    BMT: Running Shoes

    If you’re conditioning yourself for BMT, chances are you’re running.  At least, I hope you’re running.  Don’t wait for BMT to see how you fare at running.  But wait, let’s get back to shoes… A foot scan will determine the…

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    OTS Packing Prep

    Packing for OTS makes me long for the carefree days of BMT preparation.  No, seriously, take me back to the days of a small backpack/duffle bag with as little as possible.  Get your pocketbook out if you’re heading to OTS…

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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…

  • 3 Years = Meritorious Service

    Third time’s a charm!  Well, it’s a medal anyway. [Source] Today is the third anniversary of my enlistment in the Air Force Reserve – my Air Force birthday!  It means an increase of $15.20 for each drill weekend.  Seems like…

  • I’m a Side Hustler!

    Yesterday was a big day for my guest posting, at least in my mind!  🙂  I’ve been exposed to personal finance blogs through my BFF Trinnie, who works in that industry.  One really popular blog out there is Budgets Are…

  • Miscellany Monday

    Time for Miscellany Monday and a wrap-up of my UTA weekend!  This is going to be a ridiculously busy week for me, and I’m dreading it after not getting enough time to rest and recuperate this weekend.  It could be…

  • BMT: Money Matters

    While service to country and a sense of duty is huge, most of us would like to be compensated for our military service. Before Leaving for BMT There’s a couple things beyond the normal establishment of direct deposit that you’ll…

  • Ask and you shall receive!

    And here I was, wishing UTA would get here already… On Tuesday I got served up with orders for a long, mandatory weekend of training in February.  You know, in addition to the normal UTA.  The March UTA isn’t far…

  • Miscellany Monday

    1.  Winter Break is staying up late to bake, digital scrapbook, and then sleep in until 9-10ish…and not shower until around noon.  Some tweeps were even encouraging me not to shower.  I had two [Source] 2.  Happiness is USAA paying…

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