Up next to go to BMT: HOLMES (9 November!)

TATTOOS: Don’t do it! If you get a new tattoo after you get into the DEP you risk disqualification. Ain’t worth it. Get that done after you finish BMT and TECH SCHOOL.

COMMUNICATION! participate and communicate (remain active) in the Groupme chat. Respond to all emails, text messages, and group chats immediately or as soon as possible. If I am reaching out to you it’s not because I miss you, it’s because I NEED something from you for the Air Force. Many times it is time sensitive!

WORK OUT! Get ready for BMT! Workouts will start in November! Please select all of the times in the survey below that work for you and I’ll announce which day we will workout once I get all of the results – we will either do once per week or once every other week.


You can not have any open wounds when you ship out. Nothing even as small as a papercut! If something happens, I need to know immediately! They are extremely strict about this, if you show up to MEPS to ship and they disqualify you for an open wound or other medical condition (or weight) that I did not know about, you will be permanently disqualified for failure to notify your recruiter. The problem is now it’s the last minute and the Air Force has to find a last minute replacement for you. If you notify me in advance, we can delay your shipping if necessary (I know it sucks) but at least you’ll still have a job. The point is so that your wound doesn’t get worse at Basic Training. So: cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, twisted ankles, pulled muscles, warts, ANYTHING – I need to know! NO SURPRISES!

PERPETUATION: is replacing yourself in the DEP. Bring friends and family to ALL CALL formations and PT sessions so they can see what we do and learn about the Air Force. Tell your friends about the Air Force! Share all the goodness that you are about to get for yourself!! Bring QUALIFIED individuals. 17-39, within weight standards, and no law violations or major medical conditions. You can ALWAYS bring me names and phone numbers.