Today is a super warm day for the middle of January. Been sunny for most of the day but a huge chance of rain later. But he we are as the base Honor Guard as a whole getting ready for our first Active Duty funeral honors this after noon. It’s a sad day for the family of the deceased but a good day for al of us to come together and work as a team.
Woke up at 0400 (for no reason) with Honor Guard ceremonies stuck in my head. Gave up on sleep and just got outta bed. Spent most of my day training with my new team at Honor guard. Went through Bearing tests and was OUTSTANDING. Got dismissed and didn’t have to go to PT with the honor guard vets, but went on my own anyway for two hours. Now sitting here at the James gym watching the MDG bball game, feat some of the Honor Guard members lol what a long day, and it’s not over yet
Really getting the hang of rifles. Got Calluses building up. Gunna be buff as heck by the time my tour here is up because caskets aren’t light
Get to wear ABUs to the Gen John’s CoC and to my promotion!? My day just go easier!!!
Did I mention that I love my ABUs? Well I do!!!
Holy smokes!!! It was a busy day. First I didn’t sleep good cuz I had terrible PT test anxiety (always worried about my run time). Woke up at 0400 and could sleep. Tested at 0730. I totally maxed out my pushups!! WHAT WHAT!?!? Increased my sit-ups. And with my flight commander running by my side it finished my run at 14:33!!! It was awesome!!!
Then after I did a BMT style shower and dress complete with a lick a biscuit breakfast I went to the AMC CoC parade practice. Whoop whoop, representing the 375 MDOS!!!
It was a nice long day and now I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I will be driving to a family friend’s house to spend thanksgiving weekend with them!!! So exciting! It’s a small military!
As of 03 Dec 12, I’ll be part of the base Hone Guard. So what out!!! Imma make this look good! Lol
Got my absentee ballot in the mail this week. Filled it out this morning and its in the outgoing mail right now. Just exercising my rights 😃
It’s been a busy first two weeks back! First day back I was notified about my BTZ award. This week I took and passed my final CDC test with an 84%. Also started running with my flight commander to prep for my PT test next month. Now I get to start studying for SSgt! And a dental appt next week too! Wheeeew!
BTZ! Been working my but off for this. I went up against 22 other A1Cs at the Wing level and I was one of the lucky 7 that took home the prize! So thankful for my two supervisors that took … Continue reading
All of the hard work I’ve put in over the past two years has paid off. I was one of three BTZ winners for my squadron. I’ll be sewing on Senior Airman on the 14th of October at my 22 month point in the Air Force. I’m excited; this should bring more responsibility and opportunities in my squadron. I’ll be eligible to test for Staff Sergeant at the beginning of next year so I’m going to start studying.
I’ve been in the AF for close to two years now and have come home to Hawaii 3 times since then. Each time I have come home I have noticed that life here in the islands has not changed much; friends still working hard just to make ends meet, having more babies, same ol’ parties and the beach. A lot of my friends are struggling to make ends meet, doing the same things as before and still living at home. I haven’t really missed out on a lot since leaving. The biggest things that have changed are the children; they seem to have grown so much since they were last seen. My sister in now in the 7th grade and my little cousin as turned six! That’s where the shock is. But I have learned to appreciate home more since I have left. Just the simple pleasures of gong to the beach all day, watching the evening news with mom, and being able to use Hawaiian and local words and have people actually understand me. I have done things that I haven’t done even though I have lived here all my life. I went hiking twice wile on Oahu and bike riding to a beach I hear my aunty talk about all the time.i was even able to make it to two beaches that I’ve never been to because the parking lots were always full. I took it for granted while I was living here, but now I won’t.
Benefits of having military parents
1. They understand me when I use acronyms
2. They can laugh about basic training stories
3. Always giving you advice on how to always be at your military best
4. Understands how to pack EVERYTHING
5. Knows what it really means to be homesick and wanting to travel the world at the same time
6. Still just mom and dad at the end of the day
Sent my cousin off to his first duty station. It was awesome to see how excited he was to go. He was home for home town recruiting and I was able ton see him off. Proud of him!
Friends and a good day to hike on the east side
Lived in Hawaii all my life and only now made it to Waimea. The water is so awesome here!