Last Post

This is my final post before I ship to basic! Everything is packed, car is sold, and several goodbyes made. It has been a hectic day and I was mellow and zen all day until mid-afternoon when the nerves started to set in.

But sitting there in my hotel room I am calm again. I’ve been chatting with my roommate which is also going into the Air Force so that’s pretty cool. I’ll keep this short and sweet since I have a 0430 wake up call. See you in 8.5 weeks!

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Old New Name

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.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

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!