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- Apr 23, '12 by ATLRN0828Hey icurnanthony,
Well, I haven't really started to do much since I just found out I was accepted about 2 weeks ago. I have filled out the applications for our passport and I'll just have to get our pics taken and submit to the post office. I've also renewed any certs I have that needed renewing. I think I'm going to join a gym to help keep me motivated on PT . But as far as books, I haven't started reading anything. The things I would like to start doing, I can't until I have orders .
- Apr 24, '12 by midinphxI went through COT 2 years ago. I would suggest that you memorize the AF song and the Airman's Creed. Both easy to find and you need to know them. Learn your ranks. You could learn about customs and courtesy's. AF history is covered in COT, but really I struggled to stay awake and just tried to memorize what they said to to pass the tests. Most people show up with very little experience in the military and the job there is to learn the basics of being in. It is the very basics. If you can get onto a base and get your uniforms ahead of time, do. Get the names all sewn on and ready, get a book on uniform wear and practice getting dressed fast. lol. Oh... and ladies, learn how to do your hair up quickly and so that it stays.
- Apr 24, '12 by YammarKnowing the songs and the creed will help. Funny thing not a single person at my COT knew the creed at the very end - the song we had down.
I would not worry about studying anything prior to going. I think it is important to focus on PT as you may not get to do as much as you like when you are there. You will get more than enough time to know what you need in your weeks there..The fun of the process is being stressed and working through it with your flight. learning to lean on one another and get along under stressful situations. Pay attention and read what they tell you and skip whatever you can. They overwhelm you and you get to decide what you need and what is just busy work. When I was there my rookie and I were asleep no later than 10pm every night while others in the flight stayed up all hours of the night and it did not make a bit of difference as we all passed.
Keep an open mind and enjoy it for what it is and understand the real AF is nothing like COT..
- Apr 24, '12 by Jenks7Question... How soon after your packages were submitted did everyone find out if selected or not?
- May 4, '12 by heirn13I am scheduled for August COT also. I am nervous about a lot of stuff including the fitness portion. I am training but I still worry that I will be the one holding my flight back. Has anyone had their commissioning ceremony yet? Even with the nerves, I can't wait to start on this new journey!! I look forward to meeting all of you
- May 5, '12 by ATLRN0828Hey heirn13!
I have not had my commissioning ceremony yet. I'm still waiting on my security clearance to come back. I'm working with a personal trainer to improve my fitness as well and to help motivate me. Where will you be stationed after COT?
- May 5, '12 by ATLRN0828You have a dream sheet where you can list where you would like to go, however the military's needs come first on where you are stationed. But from what I've read most people have gotten one of their top choices. Since heirn13 is scheduled to go to COT, the he/she probably already knows where exactly they will be stationed afterwards.Last edit by sirI on May 5, '12 : Reason: referred to deleted post
- May 5, '12 by Jenks7Quote from heirn13When did u find out that u were selected?I am scheduled for August COT also. I am nervous about a lot of stuff including the fitness portion. I am training but I still worry that I will be the one holding my flight back. Has anyone had their commissioning ceremony yet? Even with the nerves, I can't wait to start on this new journey!! I look forward to meeting all of you
- May 6, '12 by heirn13Hi ATLRN0828!
I will be stationed at Lackland AFB after COT. I am feeling some pressure about the commissioning. I thought it would be nice to have my dad do the ceremony, which means a trip to Little Rock, and now Congress has not approved the scroll. And we are 2 weeks away from the date we scheduled!!! I'm getting a little nervous!
How is your training going? I really need to work on my push ups. I'm trying to improve my running time as well, but not much I can do about learning to run in heat and humidity! It's still chilly where I live with day time highs in the 50's. The climate will be a huge adjustment!
- May 6, '12 by ATLRN0828heirn13,
So, what does that mean the Congress did not approve the scroll? And is that for everyone? I still haven't gotten my security clearance back yet, so I'm guessing I haven't even gotten as far as you have in the process. Well, I start hardcore tomorrow. I need to work on everything, lol. I really shouldn't have to do too much adjusting when we get to AL when it comes to running in the heat and himidity. It's already hot and humid where I live. I'm working on medical/dental clearance, but in true military fashion I can't get anyone to answer the phone to schedule an appt (being a military brat, I know it can be difficult to get an appt scheduled on base, lol). So besides fitness what else are you doing in this time?