06 August 2009

Busy Times

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?

3 comments:

Beth&TJ said...

Are you in public affairs? Good luck in Japan! And everything else...
We got your presents last week! You are so sweet :] And we just got internet back... so expect something soon.
p.s. I think a base blog is a great idea! I think it would be a lot more popular with families instead of the newspaper.

Jen said...

No I'm not but I wish I could be in public affairs!

Jenni said...

Hello, I found your blog a few weeks ago and decided to follow it, so I was very glad that you updated! I thought perhaps it was an abandoned page.

I think bases blogging would be great. I'm soon to be in the Air Force myself (leaving for boot camp December 29, 2009) and after that I'll be at the DLI in Monterey. (Cryptologic Linguist.) I've already set up a blog to update while I am there. It's surprisingly difficult to find blogs of this type online. If it caught on, I think it could be really great. Muuch better than just reading a personal account or two in essay form on about.com.

It'd be a really great way to draw in civilians considering joining.