Ohhh, gotcha gotcha.
That's right, I think you mentioned that you signed up with 4. Nice thing for you is that you have more time to prep for BTZ. Honor Guard and knocking out a handful of CLEPs and DANTEs for college credit really helped me for my time crunch. I'm 3 classes short of my CCAF. If you can get your CCAF then your BTZ package will already be pretty solid.
Are you still in tech school?
you have no idea if you're trading or getting married? what
that's good. so long as it's somewhere you wanna go!
thank you, thank you. I don't sew on until june 30th tho!
you'll be an A1C once you're outta tech school, and then we're be the same rank for a bit. are you gonna try for BTZ?
Changing because of trading or getting saddled up!? How do you feel about Travis? I got my next assignment, and I'm going back home to Elmendorf next year. Bittersweet.
Oh, but today I found out I got BTZ!
our opens ranks weren't as a**l in tech school. if it's in your blues they mostly just check to see that you ironed it, lint rolled your banks, stuff is on your uniform properly, and if your hair is in regs. ABUs for me was mostly just you don't smell, no stains on your uniform, face shaved, hair in regs, done.
room inspections can be really a**l depending on your MTL. I got marked off, because I guess when i poured an energy drink down my sink there was a little bit left in the sink still? i swear we're better trained house maids more than anything right out of basic.
haha, i don't mind the dorms. i can't imagine every active duty person in the Air Force having their own place! do you have a roommate?
exactly. curfew and weekend accountability is lame as hell.
i was done with all my clipping after basic. i never clipped again.
i did get a couple sets of my ABUs tailored, and they feel a lot better. most dry cleaners in the area probably offer it. permanent blousing is pretty dope too. i couldn't imagine ever using blousing straps again. at first i was against it, then i gave it a shot, and i've never looked back. new boots are pretty awesome too! i had the old nike boots, and i liked them so long as you don't go running in any puddles. the newer ones look a lot better and durable though. i ended up getting some custom boots here in guam though that look kinda like the marauder boots, but mine have a zipper on them, which is really convenient for a bum like me. idk why, but these little things make your air force career feel better for some reason. at least mine haha.
I'll tell you what though the transition into operational is drastic. It's like going from BMT to Tech School. Things are much more laid back in terms of day to day activities. When I failed my block in Tech school my Instructor Supervisor was like, "I know you're thinking that it's the end of the world that you're going back a month, but in the long run this is nothing. In your six year commitment to the Air Force this one month will literally be nothing, and you'll look back at this failure and laugh about it." 9 months later and his words are so true.
Don't worry though, I'm sure you'll do fine. Air Force tests generally aren't anything too crazy hard especially since they're multiple choice.
I'm around if you need to vent about Tech School. I didn't have anyone I could really vent to that wasn't like, "so what's so hard about having class for 9 hours a day, keeping a spotless room, having to do uniform inspections, etc?"
3am, what!? PT for me was at 4am, so i had an alarm set at 3:50 and slept in PT gear.
i never was one to study either, but tbh idk how i ended up in my careerfield. i don't have the natural knack for it that most people in my field do. frequencies, wavelengths, pulse modulation, AC/DC circuits, and i'm like s**t what. my tech school had 18 blocks total so 18 tests, and i failed the 15th one which put me back a whole month. thought the world ended for me, because my tech school in total is already 6 months. now i look back and laugh.