Exactly two years ago, as of today, I graduated Basic Military Training and truly began my Air Force career. There have been tons of us and downs, but I am extremely grateful for this life changing journey.
I feel that the military has provided me with an outlet to shine. There are so many accomplishments that I can look back on and be extremely proud of…starting with the fact that I graduated BMT.
Then, of all of the bases in America that I had dreamt about going to….I got told the Air Force was sending me to Japan. This was pretty exciting, but also completely nerve-wracking. But, I packed up my stuff and began my adventure.
I also enjoyed the fact that I found out I won Airman of the Quarter for the Wing Staff Agencies on the two year anniversary of my graduation from BMT! It just reminds me of how much I have grown professionally and personally.
From the new kid on the block that is graduating BMT, still scared to death of the Air Force and growing up to a confident, healthy and kick-ass Airman!