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I admit I wasn’t expecting this so soon. As you can see, I have some big news.
Yesterday, I received a text from my recruiter saying that I had received a job and I was set to leave for Basic Military Training on September 22, 2015. That is a little over three months away. Needless to say, I’m kind of freaking out. All the regular emotions are running through my brain: fear, excitement, shock, happiness, terror.
Sometimes, I still can’t believe my life is headed in this direction. Five years ago, I would have laughed in your face if you told me I would be married and joining the Air Force at 25 years of age. HA! Ha Ha! But here I am. Shit just got real.
I’ve already made the calls to my family and told them the date. My husband is elated. Not because I’ll be leaving, but because this is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. This is the beginning of a chapter that will bring us financial freedom. Plus, we’ll be moving. If you don’t already know, I could not care less about St. Louis. Mike loves it here, but I’m ready for something new.
Details about my job and Air Force BMT
If you don’t know how the Air Force works (and it’s a little different for each branch), when you go to MEPS, you pick from a list of jobs you’re qualified for. You can choose 10 specific jobs, or 8 specific jobs and 2 general aptitude areas. You have a better shot of leaving sooner if you choose 2 general aptitude areas, so that’s what I did. These choices are based on your ASVAB scores.
I didn’t receive any of my top job choices, but I did get a job slot in the Electric aptitude area, meaning when I get to BMT, I will have a choice (kinda) on what job is available at the time in that area.
Here is a full list of AFSCs in the Electric aptitude area. Depending on what is available, I could possibly be placed in any one of these. I would prefer BioMedical, but who knows what the availability will be at the time. Client Systems would be my second choice if BioMedical isn’t available.
Basic Training is in San Antonio, Texas at Lackland Air Force Base. Thank the Lord it should be cooling down some in October and November. BMT is 8 and 1/2 weeks. That half week is the week I go down and am processed in. The other 8 weeks are intense physical, emotional, and mental training.
I should graduate some time in November, if I make it through.
Anyways, that’s my big news. Life just changed again, and I am excited to see where I’ll be this time next year. If you have any questions, please let me know!