Boy has it been awhile since I have last been on here. I'm not very good about this blogging thing. Anyways. I have a few excuses, I was deployed to Afghanistan for a little over 6 months and in training before that, I'm a part time Nursing Student pursing my degree and Commission in the Air Force and I'm getting ready to make the big move across the ocean back to America. I will be PCSing to Buckley AFB. I'm so excited about this move. I'm so ready to be living back in America. I will also be finishing up the rest of the classes I need to apply to the Commissioning Programs. This is going to be a big chapter in my life and I'm very much looking forward to it.
Well just wanted to let people know that I'm still here and plan on being more active on this blog then I have been.
21 June 2011
Posted by Jen at 6:46 AM
27 January 2010
Today I sat in a meeting with the rest of my office. We had the privilege to meet with our Chief of Operations Mr. Gentz a retired Air Force CMSgt. He is the Boss of all my Boss's. He is a big deal around here. I have met with him on several occasions for work related things. Let me tell you he is one of the greatest speakers I have ever listened too. But today really did it for me. He shared with us some inspiring and motivating information. Now I would like to share it with my reader's out there and pass on the inspiration and motivation.
Own your name and take care of your name, Have pride in what you do, your name is on it.
3 Pea's in a Pod
These 3 things are key to achieving your goals which achieve your dreams.
1) Make success a choice when you wake up.
2) Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
5 Keys to Have
1) Staffing- Win this thing together
2) Training- Take advantage of OJT, and other training available to you, never pass it away
3) Planning- Dreams are where we end up, goals are how we got there.
4) Atitude- Stress is your enemy. Pressure is your alliance.
5) Teamwork- A team always beats an individual. As Mr. Gentz put it, you can have the best basketball player in the world but with out teamwork you will never win the title's.
These are just the few key things I picked up today. I hope you find this as useful as I have already. Today after this my brain was really cranking thinking about how I could use these key things to help me become a better Human and Team Player.
"Seize the Moment"
Posted by Jen at 5:42 AM
26 January 2010
Posted by Jen at 4:43 AM
08 January 2010
So today I found out that I'm deploying to Afghanistan in 10 months. I'm lost for words really. Most People Civilians wouldn't understand what I'm about to say but I'm a little excited. Not excited b/c I'm going to fight a war but excited because this will be a big learning experience for me. I serve my country everyday doing my everyday job in the military but now I will be able to serve my country by helping with the war effort and being part of a team to help accomplish an overall mission.
Posted by Jen at 5:20 AM
22 December 2009
- PCS to Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan
- Moved and set up a new home
- Got settled into a new work environment with new people.
- Enrolled and completed 2 College Courses one at UF (Go Gators) and one at UMUC here on the island.
- Became a member of ACE and have volunteered for a few ACE events
- Was a CFC key personnel
- Volunteered for numerous squadron activities
- Working on getting my husband transferred from the National Guard to AF Active Duty (which we are still working on, see post below)
- Last but not least I'm up for BTZ this month, So for almost the last 2 years I have been making sure I'm being the best Airman I can be and utilizing the core values so I can win BTZ (for all you civilians, BTZ- Below the Zone, pretty much means you put on E-4 on 6 months early)
Posted by Jen at 7:04 AM
21 September 2009
This is a very true article and everyone should read this. In my personal opinion I believe we should support our troops and support the original intention for going into Afghanistan. I believe in sending more troops to help execute the strategy will have a faster result on getting the job done. So we can get the hell out of dodge.
Posted by Jen at 8:20 AM
06 August 2009
So it's been awhile since I have posted anything new. I received orders to Kadena AB a few months ago and will be heading there in a few weeks. Anybody in the military can understand what a busy time this is for me. As well as receiving orders, I married my love, my best friend and my soul mate Aron. Aron in in the National Guard and for the last few months we have been contacting all of our sources so Aron can come with me to Japan. He was supposed to deploy but with his deployment and training this summer that will keep us apart for about 2 years. Any with our marriage so new that makes it tougher. But we are swinging until we hit the ground and we are supposed to know something pretty soon, so keep your fingers crossed.
Blogging in the Air force world is starting to grow. I was approhed by public affairs here at whiteman a few weeks ago and they are very interested in getting a blog started for the base. I think it would be great in my personal opinon. It's the new way of commiuncating to the public at least with the younger generation. I think eventually they could grow with a blog and maybe discontuiue the newspaper. But this is a touchy subject. some people are not ready to get rid of the newspaper. Yes the newspaper is a classic way of learning current events, but the base paper is maybe 5 to 10 pages long and takes about 5 minutes to read. Really who actually reads the paper every friday when it comes out. I'm not sure how many they actually print but I'm sure it's to many. To me I think it is a waste of time and money that could be used in other areas that would benefit the public affairs better. But that's just my opinon.
I hope to keep up more with my blog especially when i pcs to Kadena. I'm sure I will have plenty of interesting things to write about there.
p.s. any opinons on bases blogging?
Posted by Jen at 6:54 PM