Yesterday I went into the recruiting office to sign my contract. I am now officially official. 74 days until I ship for BMT.
Today was a friend’s graduation from BMT. It seems that a lot of our military endeavors have been moving on parallels. Her last DEP meeting was the same day I had my first. I received a letter from her at BMT the same day I found out my job and ship date. We both started our enlistment process with the Army and switched to the Air Force for various reasons. Signed my contract on the first day of her graduation ceremonies. Very coincidental but still fun! I hope to be able to meet up with her some day in the operational Air Force. Congratulations, Airman S!
On the 17th of this month we had a DEP call. It was different than the previous ones I’ve attended for several reasons. It was on a Saturday. We had to be at the recruiting station at 0630. And it … Continue reading →
Got called into the recruiter’s office today. The jobs list for this month came out and this is what I qualified for that are available this month. Most are jobs I’m honestly not interested in, unfortunately. I have to email my recruiter back by the end of the day with my choices.
On Saturday April 12, I swore in (again) to the United States Air Force. The ceremony occurred right before the Thunderbirds were to fly. It was a pretty cool experience and thankfully I had a friend there to take pictures. … Continue reading →
(This post is going to be needlessly detailed… Enjoy.) TUESDAY 20140318 Arrived at the recruiting office at 0900 to go over my paperwork and make sure everything was in order. We found a couple discrepancies and fixed those. Then TSgt … Continue reading →
I have been MIA for quite some time now. There are several reasons for that. In December, my husband and I filed for divorce. Due to that decision, I put enlisting in the Army on hold. Since then, I’ve moved to Arizona. On February 12th, I met with an Air Force recruiter. She gave me a packet to fill out and I returned it on the 25th. Today I scheduled my MEPS visit for a week from tomorrow. Due to tracking all my medical documentation down for the Army last year, I had everything I needed to enlist into the Air Force and this process has been quite quick and seamless.
Since I last posted, I’ve lost weight (I’m now down to 135 lbs) and have maintained a consistent running schedule. Today I ran my fastest 2 mile run in forever (17:53) but still need to increase my pace. I think I will add in a day of interval running and see how I progress with that.
I’m racing the clock to ship to basic before my 28th birthday. I turn 27 in July so I do have time but depending on the AFSC that I get/ship date/and how long I’m in DEP, I could be cutting it close. But I’m glad how quickly things have progressed so far. The Army recruiter that I had in CA did not seem all that interested in doing all he could to get me in but my current recruiter, despite my age and the time constraint, seemed as though she would help me to the best of her ability. I’m very happy so far with my decision.
While in town yesterday, I stopped by the recruiting office. I fixed a discrepancy in my packet and talked to my recruiter a bit. He mentioned that I could possibly be going to MEPS only for the physical portion next week. I will find out when I call them on Monday.
My husband mentioned wanting to be the one to swear me in, which would be pretty awesome and make it all that more special, but I believe that would have to be something done at MEPS. I still have some time to find out the answer to that though.
I was told that I will go to MEPS for the physical part only and after I am cleared physically, I will be able to reserve a job with my recruiter at the station. Since we’ll be dual military, I require a waiver, which hopefully will not take too long to process. Not quite sure if that paperwork will come prior to attending MEPS or after but I have that to look forward to.
At 1535 today I received an email from my recruiter. All the body said was “WOOOOOOOHHHHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!” Scrolled down and read the email he forwarded and at the top of it said “Authorized to physical.” Further down it says “This information is provided to complete the record and to notify to continue processing.”
So I’m one step closer. I think my recruiter has to do a few things and then I’ll be able to be scheduled a time to visit MEPS.
A week ago today I dropped off the medical documents from my last appointment so I guess it was decent time for them to get back to us.
I still haven’t told very many people. Especially not family.
A week ago I had my (hopefully) final appointment before being able to go to MEPS. The doctor I saw said my knee was “rock solid” after manipulating it every which way to see how it held up, if it slid, snapped, or felt off. He wrote in the notes on the form that I was cleared for all physical activities. I’m hoping that’s it and that I hear back soon if I can move forward.
It’s hard to believe that it has been seven months since I started this process. It’s been hard to stay completely motivated when you feel like it’s going nowhere.
It took me a while to update this because this past weekend we met up with some of my friends in Vegas. But hopefully I hear back soon regarding MEPS.
Due to my delay in enlistment, I’ve decided to spice things up a little on here. I’ve asked a friend to write a guest blog post talking about her weight loss and journey to enlist into the Army. Hope you … Continue reading →