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an unexpected reversal

The last time I spoke of the Army, I had just had my application to the Warrant Officer Flight Training program turned down. That, I assumed, would be the end of it. I knew that the recruiters would try to convince me to join anyway, but I wasn’t interested in signing away years of my life for a small chance of getting a flight position.

Luckily for me, the Army recruiters are persistent–standard operating procedure is to automatically resubmit a WOFT application if it is rejected the first time. Incredibly, I just got the news that I have been accepted this second time.

Flight has been a lifelong dream of mine, and all of a sudden it’s going to happen for me. I don’t really have the proper words for the emotion I’m feeling right now; it’s a heady mix of elation, exhaustion, and dread. I don’t yet know when I’ll be shipping out; I do know that I am in, and that this acceptance takes priority over every other application I’ve submitted in the last month. I’m in, and it’s now up to me to prove that I have what it takes. I’m wagering six years of my life that I do. It’s a risk worth taking, but the risk is still there.

On the other hand, life just proved that my luck isn’t all bad after all.

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3 Comments

Comment by anonymous
2007-03-08 17:53:34

Congratulations and good luck!

- Explodicle

 
Comment by silversliver
2007-03-09 07:45:10

Congratulations, and ganbatte!

 
Comment by ultimatepsi
2007-03-11 14:06:08

Congratulations!

 

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