Air Force Basic Military Training Packing List This is the list that was posted in the Facebook August BMT shipping group: Paperwork Twenty copies of orders/Enlistment Contract (Reserves/ANG item) Unit Personnel Records (Reserves/ANG item) Social Security Card Driver’s License/ID/Military ID … Continue reading →
August 1st. Only a short while longer until I am on my way to Air Force basic military training. Since my last post I have been visiting with friends and family that I hadn’t seen since last December. I’ve also … Continue reading →
As of today, I officially have 30 days left before going to BMT. Monday the 14th I met with my recruiter one last time for my 30 day brief before starting the drive on Tuesday from Arizona to Indiana. I’m … Continue reading →
After a long ordeal of waiting and being lied to, I have finally received the form I needed to change my name back to my maiden name (on Saturday) and went to the social security office this morning to officially and legally change it. Exactly a month after the divorce was finalized. Somehow fitting, though I was very impatient in getting the form.
Next I need to meet with my recruiter to re-do paperwork, pack, and move back to Indiana for the month I’ll have left before going to BMT. It will be good to be back home and spend time with family. Last few times I’ve been home I was only there for a couple weeks at a time.
I want to be as prepared for basic as possible. Granted, the point of basic military training (BMT) is to take an average, physically fit civilian and give them all the necessary knowledge to become an airman. However, there seems … Continue reading →
As of today, the Air Force has raised its enlistment age limit from 27 to 39. Saw this posted on the Air Force Recruiting Facebook page. Edited to add link: Air Force Raises Enlisted Accessions Age Limit It has also … Continue reading →
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 →
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.