Hello everyone. My time is very limited so my posts may be very quick and short. Brother Richard, to answer your question. The "Academy" I'm at right is Gunter NCOA (Non-Commissioned Officers Academy) in Alabama. Here we learn Leadership skill enhancements, Supervisor communication, speech (I hate speech), writing format and edits. There are also traditional things we learn, such as Drilling and Customs and Courtesy's. Many of us older Airmen have to learn the Basic Training Drills all over again.You'll be missed Joe. It's too bad you be gone so long. It seems almost certain that we will have resolved all the biblical questions by the time you get back.
So which "Academy" are you going to? What will you be doing there?
I'm enjoying so far, although our time is very limited with all the boggled assignments we have to accomplish. And that's the trick too! They don't organize our assignments into a user-friendly schedule; they organize is such a way that you have to look ahead on your own to see when your assignments are do. We also have a lot of reading which is required on a daily basis, prior to lecture day. It's very challenging.
Most would think all you have to do is accomplish the assignments the day prior, but some of the assignments require days of preparation. So it's up to you to find out what's coming due and keep track of all the additional tasks they try throwing at you. I figured out after day 2 that they're merely trying to bog us down with confusion as we try to interpret the schedule; this is to teach us time-management. I'll say this; our breaks are very limited. And I don't mean during the duty day; I'm talking the entire day.
Anyways, I'll respond more to posts later on this week. Today's activities will take me deep into the night, so keep me in your prayers. God bless you all.