About

I’m Anna and I am a JAG officer in the U.S. Air Force.  I’m was in Alabama for over 3 months of training, Grand Forks, ND for my first assignment and now I’m at my second base in Texas.  I’m away from my friends and family who live in Chicago, Quad Cities, Minnesota, and a few other places.  I want them to be able to keep up on what I’m doing without having to write a bunch of emails or spend hours on the phone.  Several people requested I start a blog…this is my pathetic attempt.  

Thanks to everyone for checking up on me…I couldn’t do this without all of your support!

9 Responses to About

  1. Anna says:

    Hello there,
    I don’t know you personally at all, but I stumbled across your blog on the world wide interbuttz and I have to say that your blog is way cool. I’m actually trying really hard to get into OTS currently. I’ve got my heart set on working in communications with the Air Force. So it was kind of cool to read about your experiences. (Aside from the coolness of my name being on all your pictures haha)

    Anyway, best of luck to you at your new base! I hope I will be as successful as you were when I go to OTS.

  2. Anna says:

    Thanks! Good luck and if you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to ask me. I know relying on others helped me more than any of those that I relied on knew.

  3. Anna says:

    Thanks! Yeah, I can definitely agree to that. I’ve been posting to this great OTS forum online and they’ve been infinitely more helpful than my recruiter haha.

    Here’s a question for you. What did you think of the AFOQT? I’m (potentially) taking mine next month. I really need to do better on the math sections though. Did you find any particularly effective means of studying?

  4. Anna says:

    I actually didn’t have to take it b/c of the way I was commissioned. So I guess when I said you should ask me questions, I forgot to tell you I would be completely worthless in answering them. Sorry:( Maybe if someone else out there sees your question they can chime in and help you out though.

  5. Anna says:

    Haha! Lucky you! No worries. 😉 I’m pretty sure the only answer is to study the hell out of that thing anyway, for which I am making some motivational posters:

    Let me know what you think 😉

  6. Robert says:

    Anna,
    When do we get the next post? Looking forward to hearing more about your work post-JASOC. Thanks for doing this, especially ALL OF THE IN DEPTH DETAIL on COT and JASOC! It is very helpful. I was selected by the August JAG board and did MEPS earlier this month and am just waiting for the assignment choices. I am “slated” to go to COT in January. Look forward to reading more from you!

  7. Agnes says:

    Dear Anna,
    I was just reading your blog and COT experiences. I am a pediatric nurse practitioner and I will be going to COT on Oct 17, 2011. I’ve truly enjoyed reading your experiences in the AF, during COT and beyond. Congratulations on all your accomplishments. I’m nervous but hopeful that I will have a positive experience at Maxwell and beyond. Thanks for having this site. It’s neat to read. Best, Agnes

  8. Anya says:

    Dear Anna,
    First, I wanted to say THANK YOU for excelling in your definitely-not-pathetic attempt at blogging. And thank you for writing with such attention to detail and great sense of humor. Your blog is a pleasure to read and is an invaluable resource! It is the only blog of a female Air Force JAG that I was able to find, and I hope you continue writing.

    I am a 3L in Chicago, and I was accepted during the October board, which I am just unbelievably happy about. I have MEPS appointment on December 14th, which I am actually (irrationally, I suppose) worried about. I am waiting for the proverbial “other shoe” to drop and for something to go wrong. All the news of the Air Force hiring freezes, Congress’ military funding cuts, and the general state of the federal government are very concerning. But I digress.

    I don’t usually comment on blogs; yet I wanted to write you a note and let you know just how helpful yours is, and to say that (not in a creepy way at all) there are people, like my husband and I, whom you don’t know, who wish you all the best, and look forward to learning where you adventures take you! The day I received the phone call from the Lt. Col who interviewed me, I re-read your blog – this time out loud to my husband, and we both had a great time following your experiences at OTS and life thereafter. I actually cannot wait for all the challenges that the Air Force will bring, and growth that comes with overcoming them, and I thank you for the glimpse into what that will entail.

    I will probably start a blog during my adventure as well, primarily for the purpose of efficient dissemination of information to family and friends, and I hope my blog can make as much difference for even one person, as yours has made for me. (Granted, reading your blog makes me want to take a writing course beforehand so I have a better chance at creating something at least coherent, let alone helpful…and I have not even come close to coming up with a plan for obtaining a sense of humor short of paying thousands of dollars on the black market, since I don’t have that kind of money). We’ll see though.

    Now, I have to get back to stidying for the exams or the other show dropping will be my failing crim pro.

    Thank you so very much again, please keep up the good work.
    Looking forward to the next update,

    Anya N.

  9. Anya says:

    Anna…
    Apparently, I am not as attentive at reading your blog as I thought I were: we have more in common than the fact that we are both women in/almost in the Air Force. Here are a few more: YOU went JMLS. I am at JMLS. YOU love Sunny. I love Sunny. YOU were on Trial Ad teams from 1L year. I was on Trial Ad teams from 1L year. Julia Mezher – the student (well not anymore) who interviewed you for the Nota Bene article, is an associate at the law firm where I started as a paralegal at the firm’s inception in 2003-2004. Small world it is, small world indeed. Does my following you seem a little less creepy now? I think it should! =))))
    Anya

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