I'm A New Air Force Girlfriend

Hello everyone,

I'm a new Air Force Girlfriend. My Boyfriend leaves for BMT at the end of March. We are high school sweethearts and we have dated for 4 years! My Boyfriend took time off of school after high school because he wasn't sure what he wanted to do, he attended college for 1 semester and then decided it wasn't for him.  I am currently a sophomore in college and right now I am completing a 7 month internship in FL. (We are from PA) I wasn't sure if I wanted to take the internship because it would mean I wouldn't get to see him before he left. But he convinced me that it wouldn't really make a difference if he was at BMT/Tech school and I was at home or in FL.

I am very nervous about being apart for such a long period of time. His tech school is going to be 30 weeks! By the time he finishes tech school I will be back from my internship and have about 1 1/2 years left of school. We have talked a little about marriage but we need to wait until I am done with school. He doesn't like to talk about marriage because he is only 20, and he isn't the type to plan ahead. (Him joining the AF was the farthest planning ahead he has ever done. He never knows what he is doing the next day nevermind for the next 6 years!)  But I know it is in the back of his mind that he does want to marry me because he has told other people that part of the reason he joined was so I would be able to have good health insurance. (I have a serious chronic medical condition, which would make getting insurance coverage expensive and difficult)

I love him so much, and I am so proud of him. I plan on writing him a letter everyday while he is at BMT, but I am still nervous that it will be over 2 years before we will really get to be together again.

wishescount wishescount
18-21, F
4 Responses Mar 2, 2010

Hi everyone,<br />
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I am new to this too. My boyfriend in probably leaving for BMT at the end of July.<br />
I'm glad there are forums like this to ask questions and connect.<br />
I'm nervous about the time away from him and want to know when I will be able to visit him.<br />
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Thanks, Heather

my boyfriend leavees on march 30th.. im not exactly sure.. i think its you can visit on the weekends.. and they get to talk on the phone alot more.. =D<br />
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ps. i know im the same way.. its taken alot of effort to learn how to take it a day at a time.

Thanks he is leaving on March 23rd. Its hard for me to take it one day at a time cause I like to look at the big picture. Which is funny because as I said above he is not a planner at all =) What are the rules about visiting them at tech school?

Hello- welcome to the group =D my name is heather & i am sorta new here to.. (only been here a few months) My boyfriend also leaves at the end of march- march 30th to be exact =] what day is yours leaving? <br />
anywho so i have had the same things running through my head.. i have found that the best way to deal with this, is to take it a day at a time. If you love him, and he loves you- you can make it through his together. Even though his tech school is so long, the best thing is that you can talk to him and visit him at tech school.. So really just focus on getting through boot camp.. and just keep reminding yourself that it will get better after those two months. Honestly i am trying to just look forward to one thing at a time because when you look at these things as a whole- like feeling like you wont see him for two years- it does become very overwhelming.. just try to make short term goals and fous on them. =] i hope this helps.. and maybe we can help each other through boot camp.. =] <br />
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ps. also try talking to him about it.. it might make you feel a whole lot better!