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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostThere View Post
    In all fairness his own arguments for enlisting revolved around his dislike of his current job, he likes to move a lot and thinks he'd look good in a uniform. There's not much there to warrant a lot of praise. The fact he is enlisting is a big plus, but his rationale does nothing for him.
    *shrugs* As long as he's not doing it to make some political statement by not showing up for deployment or something like that, I don't give a damn what his rationale is. I'm proud that he wants to serve, even if it's more a last resort for him.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    5'10" and 205? Good thing he's not joining the AF I guess. That'll get you kicked out pretty quickly here.
    Clown, that's not fat.. If he has any muscle at all, he'll pass the tape test.... At 5'6", my limit was 180...(in the Army, though, not the pussy Air Force) 5'10" is an easy 205...

    He's allowed to weigh 191 at his height by AF standards, but a simple tape test will get him through, provided he's got any kind of neck... (Max is 189 in the Army)
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    The only problem I have with the post is the way he says he's going to serve his country, and no Tea Bagger is going to stop him.. This just doesn't even sound coherent... Libs loathe the military, right up to Obummer...
    Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    As with all things, the day he steps off the bus, and meets his DI, all that will change. He will find a purpose...or find himself on the way out.

    The acid test will tell.
    It has been many years, 37 to be exact, but I remember my first day quite vividly. You are absolutely correct.
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    The measuring tape was the only way I ever stayed in. I was never over by much, 6-10 pounds but I could never make weight. I always passed with flying colors with the tape. The PT test was never a problem as I would always max the push-ups and run. Only scored 300 in the test once.

    I always had my squad doing push-ups on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Every 30 minutes from work call until the end of day formation we would drop and do 20. Everyone in my squad would max the push-up portion of the AFPT. I had a female in my squad and she could max the male standard in the push ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stsinner View Post
    Clown, that's not fat.. If he has any muscle at all, he'll pass the tape test.... At 5'6", my limit was 180...(in the Army, though, not the pussy Air Force) 5'10" is an easy 205...

    He's allowed to weigh 191 at his height by AF standards, but a simple tape test will get him through, provided he's got any kind of neck... (Max is 189 in the Army)
    Pussy Air Force? Let me lay this out for you bub.

    Army Fitness Standards for someone my age. 22-26 year olds.

    Pushups: 40 Reps in 2 minutes.

    Sit Ups: 50 Reps in 2 minutes

    Run: 16:42 Two Mile Run time

    You have to meet those to pass.

    Air Force Minimum Fitness Standards for 20-30 year olds. (covers a much wider age group so for those 27-through 30 year olds who get slacker standards in the Army)

    Push Ups: 33 in 1 minute

    Sit Ups: 42 in 1 minute

    Run: 1.5 Miles in 13:36

    Now those three standards for the Air Force, you have to meet. You don't meet one of those you automatically fail. It doesn't stop there though. Just meeting those minimums will still cause you to fail. In order for me to pass the AFPFT, I would pretty much have to meet the Army Push Ups, and Sit Ups, in HALF the time they have to, and do their run time, while maintaining a 36" waist or better.

    Our standards are now tougher then the Army's.

    And by the way, the AF doesn't do tape tests, so a "simple tape test" wouldn't mean squat. They do that in the Army, hence my comment on him being better off in the Army.

    Honestly, a troofer calling me a clown.
    Last edited by djones520; 03-01-2010 at 03:16 AM.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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