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!
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 →
As of today, I am legally divorced. When we filed back in December, I looked onward at the six months it would take before it was final and it felt like an eternity. But being able to look back, I … Continue reading →
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 →