I'm an American Airman
I walked into a Marines recruiter's office in September 2008.
I had just moved to the United States at that time, and life wasn't easy or cheap.
I went home after that visit and told my mom and stepdad that I was joining the Marines.
My stepdad freaked out, as he had been in this country long enough to know what a bad idea that was. So I ended up joining the Air Force and becoming a medic.
I went to boot camp in May 2009. Most of the girls I went to training with hated it. Some broke down nearly every day.
But I loved it! I felt as if I were the main character of a movie. You know, waking up at 4:30 a.m. at the sound of a trumpet and all.
After boot camp, I went to Technical School, where I obtained all of my certifications to become a national registered emergency medical technician (EMT).
School was hard, but it only lasted about six months. I was pretty excited when I graduated.
I had a chance to go visit my family in Miami in November 2009. And on January 2, 2010, I flew to Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, North Dakota. I was there (and hated the cold weather) for 18 months.
In May 2011 I received good news. I was moving back to Florida to finish school. I was transferred to the 125th Fighter Wing Florida Air National Guard in Jacksonville, and moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida.
I am still a member of the Air Guard, and my enlistment expires in 2013. I'm not sure yet whether or not I want to reenlist.