Montgomery is cold. I underestimated just how cold it is. But it may be unseasonably so right now. According to the news, there is a severe snow/ice warning for much of the South, including Montgomery, from tonight through tomorrow. Apparently flights in and out of Montgomery were being cancelled, so I’m glad that I got in early. And I hope the rest of my COT classmates arrive safely.
Tonight I’m staying on base at a really nice Air Force Inn, with cable TV and my own bathroom. That’s all going to change come tomorrow when I move into the COT trainee dorms, so I’m really enjoying it tonight. I didn’t have a reservation, but thankfully Maxwell has a lot of rooms because it’s where the USAF Air University is; virtually all of academic Air Force instruction takes place here, and every airman or officer in the Force comes through Maxwell at some point. I rode to the base in a cab with four other servicemen and women who are attending other training programs over the next days or weeks.
After wolfing down that bar and catching the end of the Packers-Eagles game, I’m settling in for a night of studying. I want to make sure I have a handle on the basics of military customs and courtesies before I report at noon tomorrow. Of course, I’m sure I’ll screw up. And I’m sure I’ll get yelled at for it. But that’s just the way it goes.