• 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…

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    Commissioning Physical

    One of the big to-dos for me after being chosen by the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program (DACP) board was to complete my commissioning physical.  Before my package can be sent to the Numbered Air Force (NAF) and Air Force Reserve…

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    Say what?! An OTS school date!

    Prior to our normal July UTA, I had a few AT days scheduled, so I could get them done for the fiscal year.  It made for a long week, Monday through Sunday, that I was working, or the longest week…

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    You’re pregnant, now what?

    [The experiences, policies, and procedures I share within this post are mine and my Wing’s.  Your experience and requirements may differ.  Speak with your leadership to clarify policies.] I found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks before my…

  • Deserving Airman Commissioning Program

    Deserving Airman Commissioning Program

    Long overdue post on what I’ve been up to with my military career!  If you’ve been following along for a while now, you know I’ve kicked around the idea of commissioning and I’m finally throwing my hat into the ring.…

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    DACP Interview and Results

    December’s UTA marked the convening of the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program Board (DACP).  Where I was told that being round and in a small tent I wouldn’t fit in any of the newer uniforms.  [Editor’s Note: This is what happens…

  • Time to face the music!

    Well, this is it.  The shutdown is over and drilling for Reservists has resumed.  Our October UTA got rescheduled for later in the fiscal year, but this weekend is the November UTA and my rescheduled PT test.  At this point,…

  • Family Day Picnic

    Hey readers!  We’re in the thick of back-to-school madness, but I thought I’d check in with you here.  It’s my 8th year of teaching and it never gets any easier at the beginning.  It’s always crazy, crazy, crazy, with nothing…

  • Motherhood and the Military

    Photo by Tina Joiner Photography Two years ago I was gearing up to depart for BMT.  I was eager to leave and start that new chapter of my life.  Fast forward and here I am, at another milestone in my…

  • If you’re on time, you’re late…

    If you’re 15 minutes early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. We heard this philosophy of timeliness frequently at BMT and at tech school.  Sure enough, my super Air Force baby followed suit.  I had every intention…

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