Two Steps Backward, One Step Forward

Unfortunately, the title is the easy way to explain my situation with getting back into the USAF on Active Duty. I had to go see a recruiter today, not in New Haven, CT, but instead Bridgeport, CT. When the New Haven, CT office went vacant, all of my records disappeared with it. So here we are back to almost square one again. I went to my colon and rectal specialist’s office in Fairfield, CT today to go pick up my Medical Records. PROBLEM: Their printer was down for the count. So i was a little upset but soldiered on out of there. It turns out my new recruiter never got my faxed over re enlistment code. I brought that with me today and stopped by his office to give it to him. I was given an application packet for Active Duty, something my old recruiter in New Haven, CT never gave me. I have until next Friday to fill that out (06JUL). But the Medical Records need to get back to my recruiter NLT 1100 local tomorrow morning (Tomorrow being 28JUN).

I also need to photocopy all of my ID Documents again and send those in ASAP. (High School Diploma, Birth Certificate, Drivers License, Social Security card…..)

I asked my recruiter how much about my service in Civil Air Patrol the Air Force wants to know. He said only if I made my Mitchell award as a Cadet. I said no, I never made it that far, but I have other awards as a 2nd Lt. Senior Member.

I took my ASVAB back in December 2011 and scored in the 70th percentile which is a good score. My ASVAB is good until December 2014. HOPEFULLY by then, I can be back in BMT. I still have no timetable for a BMT slot yet. But thats the least of my worries right now. My recruiter is swamped with his work. He is covering my former recruiter in New Haven, CT, the recruiter from Middletown, CT is on Maternity leave, and he is also covering Ansonia, CT as well. So thats the stack I am up against. Luckily he said there are two other people he is dealing with that are in a situation I am in. 

I still keep plugging on with this process. I will never give up, for the last few words in the Airman’s Creed are, “I will never leave an airman behind, I will never falter, AND I WILL NOT FAIL!” Attitude is everything. Im sure UPELEVATOR1 on twitter shares my attitude thought. Just check out the mugs on his website and go order one if you like. #avgeekmoment.

That’s all for today.


About planeliker

I'm 23. Im big and vocal when it comes to airplanes and the military. (I know my stuff and probably could be considered an expert), Im a Civil Air Patrol 2nd Lt. Technically I'm a veteran by federal standards but there's no point in pursuing federal benefits. (served in the Air National Guard) Trying to change that though by getting back in the military.
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1 Response to Two Steps Backward, One Step Forward

  1. monamidarin says:

    I think that is awesome.. Keep the faith.. I do agree… Attitude is everything… It will be worth the effort. =)

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