Hi guys and welcome to my first blog! To start, I'm Yoomide (you-meed) Millar (mill-R) but most people call me Mide; I'll be joining AFROTC with a Mathematics major and can't wait to share my Norwich University journey with you! A little bit about me: one way that my background may differ from most people is that I am a survivor of the 2010 magnitude 7 earthquake that shook my birth country Haiti. I was airlifted out of Haiti on the back of a C-17 Air Force cargo plane and upon arrival to America, I flew on the Colorado governor's private plane from Florida to where my adoptive parents were waiting for me in Colorado. Coming from such a unique background, when it came time for me to apply to college, I wanted a unique college that would give me more than the "ordinary" 4 year college would. I chose Norwich University for the challenges that will come with being a rook in the corps of cadets, and all the experiences that will shape me into a better leader. As I want to be an officer in the Air Force upon graduation, I believe that going to the best (totally not biased at all ;)) senior military college will better prepare me for service to my country. One other thing I love about NU is the civilian-corps dynamic. I think this environment will better grow anyone's ability to deal with different people who come from different backgrounds and live different lifestyles. What I'm most looking forwards to in the coming school year is getting to work and grow alongside my peers, but most importantly, creating those lifetime bonds and friendships.