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Adventure to Lackland: What did I get myself into?

By Senior Airman Soo C. Kim
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Editor’s note: This is part one of a series detailing this author’s experiences at Air Force Basic Military Training and beyond.

“What the heck did I get myself into?”

Those were the only words running through my mind in that dark room.

I looked to my left and right and saw unfamiliar sleeping faces. The cold metal bed frame squeaked with the slightest movement, the mattress was hard as a rock, and the comforter was scruffy and uncomfortable. There was a stranger above my bed who couldn’t stop rolling in his slumber, and there I was, unable to sleep because of the same words echoing in my head, “What the HECK did I get myself into?”

That was my very first night of Basic Military Training in the United States Air Force – I was nervous and deathly afraid of what was to come.

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Feb. 5 recruiting tweet chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the Air Force social media team participated in their monthly tweet chat Feb. 5 and received 126 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. If you weren’t able to join the conversation, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Thanks for making it our most successful chat ever!

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October 9 Recruitment Tweet Chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the Air Force social media team participated in their monthly tweet chat Oct. 9 and received 70 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. If you weren’t able to join the conversation, here are all the questions and answers from the chat.

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Join our EOD career chat this week!

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists have one of the most dangerous and important jobs in the Air Force. They handle live explosives on a daily basis and are trained to detect, render safe, recover and dispose of explosives and ordnance including conventional military ordnance, criminal and terrorist homemade items.

The Air Force social media team is highlighting this unique career field during a Facebook Q&A Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. CDT on the Air Force Facebook page. The chat features Staff Sgt. Sarah Snyder, an EOD Team Leader at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Snyder graduated from EOD technical school in 2005 and was assigned to Malmstrom AFB, Mont., and Eglin AFB, Fla., before coming to JBSA-Lackland this year. She has deployed to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan during her Air Force career.

We hope you’ll join us for the Facebook Q&A session, and you can also learn more about the EOD career field as a whole on the Air Force’s recruiting website.

August 6 recruitment tweet chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the AF social media team participated in their 12th tweet chat on August 6 and received 90 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about assignments, enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. In case you missed it, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Continue reading August 6 recruitment tweet chat