Air Force Party, Pretty Great Night

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    Cain Air Force DEP

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    So, we had our Air Force DEP Christmas Party tonight, and I had a lot of un-expected stuff happen. Also, we just flat out had a good time. We met a guy who is about to become Master Chief Seargent, we had 5 recruiters, all of them SSgts, except mine who is a TSgt, and then we handed out the awards, this is where I was surprised.

    I am a very blunt person, and usually get along with 1/2 of the people I meet, usually 1/2 are ok with me, the other 1/2 despise me. Well, tonight I got a Air Force coin, it was the "Top Recruiter" Coin, and it was handed out to 2 people out of I think the number is around 50. I got this coin, because I had spread out a lot of pamphlets/packages of pamphlets around my region of the recruiting district, and I had also, everytime my recruiter needed to speak to me, I'd drive to his station and usually help him with other DEP'ers getting stuff done.

    I was really shocked because I was considered mostly the "loner" of the DEP, although their is no real loners since we basically do everything together in our spare time. So, I was pretty "WOAHED!" because my Uncle [Army Engineer, 13 years] was pretty proud of all of his coins he'd earned because of multiple things [he got I think 8-9 coins, a few for services above & beyond, and other stuff, I think one was for one of his injuries during Desert Storm] and I called to tell him, but apparently I am going to go to Nashville to show him tomorrow.

    Anyways, the party was really fun, and I learned that if you work hard, your stuck out and shown as a example, and to be honest...I loved it. I love being able to say I worked harder then others, and I hope the others will work harder with me to get our DEP stronger in size & individual power. We all also got a Certificate of Enlistment, which everyone got, but I am keeping it in my AF Packet I carry around when we have stuff, it has everything I could need for identification, and plus my WHOLE contract [you would not believe how thick that contract is until you fill it out].

    Anyways, had a blast, and must admit, my perspective has changed a lot about stuff.

    Thanks to any Veterans out there, you guys/gals make me proud to say I am on my way to becoming a Airman.
     
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    Congratulations, and glad you're enjoying your career.
     
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    Thanks for your service, Airman!

    Tonight will be a night you remember for the rest of your life. Not for the coin (though you will likely cherish it until you die), but because tonight you started to see the world, and yourself, in a completely different light. It happens to all of us, and I only wish it had happened to me at 18 instead of 24. You're way ahead of the curve.

    Thanks, Cain. Your service allows my family to enjoy everything we have, nothing more so than our freedom. I am exactly 30 years older than you, yet you have my complete and sincere respect and admiration (all us old farts aren't blind and bitter :) and what you've done to earn that coin is something you should truly be proud of, even when you're my age.

    God bless and keep you safe. Thanks. And CONGRATULATIONS (and I'm not just talking about the coin :)
     
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    You da man. :thup:
     
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    Couldn't have said it better myself. :clap2:

    Thank you, Cain. :salute:
     
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    I think you mean Chief Master Sergeant there Airman.:salute:
     
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    Its great that you had a good time, parties in the Air Force can be a good thing and I think you can tell already the Military has good comradirie, you just don't find that in the civilian world. I was in the Air Force for 7 years and I bonded with my co-workers in the Air Force way quicker than here in the civilian world, everyone just kind of wants to do their job and go home. If you have any questions about the AF you can PM me, take care.
     
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    You know it doesn't matter what papers you signed at the recruiters office? You're not in the A.F. until you take the actual oath of enlistment at Lackland AFB. You can still back out anytime, just so you know. If you were actually in the AF they would be giving you a check. Have you gotten one? I didn't think so. Recruiters throwing you a party doesn't mean you're in.

    The AF will change that "loner" mentality quick enough in Basic Training. Besides, what some call "loner" others would call "independent minded". Remember that.

    Also, don't have a "last toke" party with your friends. They will drug test you at Lackland and you will get busted for it.

    That being said, I know you'll have a great time, just like I did! Good luck!
     
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    Mad scientist is correct, they will definently drug test you at Lackland so do not let any friends pressure you into smoking out one last time. 7 people in my flight were sent home for failing the drug test, my first bunk mate was this Mexican kid from New Mexico who did cocaine 2 days before coming to Lackland, even he knew himself he was going to fail the drug test. Stupid.
     
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    Cain Air Force DEP

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    Dangit! I always have a problem saying the E-9 & E-10, our first PT we sat down and had to match the photo of the Ranks, with the E-? or O-? and the official name and what they can be called, and whether we salute or not. It was hilarious cause he said if we get all of them right [he was randomly selected people in the DEP] we could go eat Pizza on him [we tried HARD] we ended up missing 2 out of like 30 questions, so we ran 2 miles haha.

    Thanks to both of you, and you guys have to watch this, you'd get why it's so funny coming from the thank yous': [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt_0ccnPXwA[/ame]

    Thanks, I really can't wait to earn more things. I am seriously going to try to earn Honors when I go to BMT, and if I don't, I'll do my best to try. They said it's a real honor [haha get it, honor to earn honors] to get the Honors, but our recruiter is running us ragged every PT [we do 2x a month not the mandatory 1x] and we do PT outside of that 3x a week. We also study the Airman Creed/Phonetic Alphabet [already got that down, the alphabet is so easy, I doubt anyone has ever had a problem learning this].

    Thanks, and I am really excited to earn more, I just feel like at the end of my career being able to say I earned a lot more then the average, and did my best.

    Thanks for Serving High_Gravity, I know their had to be rough times, but no matter what, you kept going :).
     

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