22 December 2009

I'm Back

I know it's been some time since I have blogged but life has kept me busy in these last few months.
In the last 4 months I have:
  1. PCS to Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan
  2. Moved and set up a new home
  3. Got settled into a new work environment with new people.
  4. Enrolled and completed 2 College Courses one at UF (Go Gators) and one at UMUC here on the island.
  5. Became a member of ACE and have volunteered for a few ACE events
  6. Was a CFC key personnel
  7. Volunteered for numerous squadron activities
  8. Working on getting my husband transferred from the National Guard to AF Active Duty (which we are still working on, see post below)
  9. 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)
So yes I have been slacking on blogging and those were my 9 excuses.

I'm still getting adjusted to living in another country. It's hard being here without my husband by my side. There is so much I want to do but I don't want to do it without him. On the brighter side when he does finally get here their will be lots to do. This island in filled with adventures upon adventures. If anyone ever comes up to me and tells me they are bored I will laugh at them. It is impossible to get bored here.

The Okinawans are wonderful people. Anywhere you go you always receive the warmest welcomes. They will go out of their way to help you find anything and they absolutely love it when you try to speak the language. (btw: the language is only as hard as you make it) I have picked up a few phrase and I'm planning on taking a class to further my Japanese communication skills.

Here are a few pictures from the last 4 months which include the 18 CE Combat Dining and a few others.


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Deer said...

Hi Jen,

So I am considering the Military. I have for the most part made up my mind to go. I have been going back and forth on whether to go Navy or Air Force. So I wanted your opinion on which you think would be best. I am really looking for where I would get the most travel options. I'm 23, single with no kids, I wouldn't mind being shipped around the world. My Dad thinks I should join the Air Force, but my brother thinks I should join the Navy (especially since he was in the Navy). I have no idea which to choose. So since you have already gone through what I am going through, I figured it would help to ask you.

Thanks for your opinion,
C. Deer

Jen said...

Deer, Two Words Air Force!! The Air Force will treat you the best, give you the most out of your military career and they are very good about sending you where you want to go. Also if you want an education the Air Force fully supports that and give you time to go to school. I have met so many wonderful people in the Air Force who have really gone out of their way to help me with my goals. I know people in all branches and all of them wish they would have joined the Air Force. I mean if you want to be on a ship for 6 months or longer in the middle of the ocean go navy but otherwise the Air Force is your best bet. Please feel free to ask questions and I will do my best to answer them. You can e-mail me at kyma87@live.com

Good Luck

Cross into the Blue!!