Army Blog

In this post you’ll find the timeline I experienced when applying for direct commissioning into the Army. Check out this guide to learn more!

Pending Scroll, BOLC soon? You’re in the right place! Read more!

BOLC Adventures

  1. BOLC Guide (Pre-BOLC)
  2. BOLC Guide Overview
  3. BOLC Packing list
  4. Field Training (FTX)
Popping smoke on the field

Our experiences

Prior to joining the Army, I was working for a retail pharmacy chain and hated my job.  After doing some research into the Army, it seemed like the right career move for me and haven’t looked back.  I’m proud to say that I’m very happy with my job with the Army, and would encourage anyone to consider pursuing a healthcare career within the Army (or any military branch) [Please note: I have no affiliation with Army Recruiting and this does not represent their views on any of the topics. I am simply sharing my experiences]. What inspired me to write this blog was that were not a lot of information available to help walk me through the process or what to expect next.  

Below you’ll find articles how we’ve made the most while serving in the Army and traveling the world

Field Training (FTX) Guide – Week 2

The 2nd week of AMEDD BOLC FTX has come and gone! Below is my round up of week 2! Ruck March: Our week began with a 4-mi ruck march which had to be completed in under one-hour.  For the ruck march we have our assault pack, vest, M16 rifle, gas mask, and Kevlar helmet.  We

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Field Training Guide (FTX) – Week 1

Below I’ll briefly discuss the didactic portion and expand on the field training. As always, please remember that this was my experience and it may be different for you. AMEDD BOLC Didactics- The first part of BOLC consists of roughly about four weeks of classroom lectures (with some other activities stuck in: SRP, PMI, EST

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AMEDD BOLC Guide Overview

My time at Joint Base San Antonio flew by! I learned a lot, made some amazing friends and had quite the experience. Here are some tips I wish I had known while at BOLC General Recommendations Pack light Before buying stuff, wait and see if you actually need it One of my biggest regrets was

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AMEDD BOLC Packing List

Here are my recommendations of what to pack when you attend BOLC (please be sure to check the official packing list once released, there may be new requirements since I attended): 2 Sets of OCP uniform  Five(+) pairs of the tan t-shirt that goes underneath the OCP (I think the sand color t-shirt is still acceptable

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If you haven’t read my  AMEDD Guide – Part 1, check that out first, then come back here.  In case you were wondering about my scroll, it was not approved until early January (Jan 3 to be exact, so again don’t fret if it takes longer, its going to happen). Soon afterwards, I was back in

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AMEDD Guide (Part 1) – Application Process

AMEDD Guide (formerly Army Pharmacist Guide) The application process can be a little confusing, my hope is to provide some information so you know what to expect throughout the process.    When I started the process, I realized how little information there is available and I spent a lot of time trying to find answers.  

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In the section below is my “guide” and my experiences to help give you a better idea of what to expect.  I hope you find them helpful, and please comment on any of the posts if you have any questions, I do by best to answer all questions!