Considering joining the Air Force.

PressureX

New member
So ... I've been thinking about it for a while, and in the next 6 months or so I will try to join the Air Force. By try I mean if they let me.

The only thing that's holding me back is my wife and 3 kids (2 biological, 1 step-daughter).

The Air Force does not like it if you have more than 2 dependents (1 wife, 1 kid) however, they do have Dependency Waivers which I would have to talk to a recruiter about if I can even have one of those, or if I am even eligible, if not, then I guess no military for me.

But until then, I've been starting to work out and run about 4 times a week. Im so out of shape it's not even funny. In the AF you're supposed to run 1.5 miles in under 11:57 seconds .... right now I can't even barely run 0.5 miles at a time, lol.

Is anybody else around here in the AF, or retired, that could give me some pointers?

Thanks!
 

RMedbery

banned
I did my stint in the AF back in the early 80s...............its not the military...............youll do fine.
 

mbryan

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You have to do the same thing for the Navy SEAL test, in boots and pants after you swim 500 yards, do 52 push ups and sit ups and 8 pull ups, piece of cake, you can do it!!!!
 

Lester

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I did a stint in the USAF. Really, don't sweat the physical aspect of it. You run the 1.5 in formation . Running like that, makes it a lot easier. Heck, I walk 1.5 in 30 min. every morning now. The mental stress is more to deal with. Having someone tell you how to dress, how to talk, when to talk, when to smoke, when to shizz. etc. You will have a T.I. in tour face, be prepared to respect him or you will have trouble. Lester
 
I did my stint in the AF back in the early 80s...............its not the military...............youll do fine.

I agree.... Thanx for wanting to serve but this is a very relaxed part of the "military". I'm sure if your educated enough your in.

Just be prepared to take a little poking from the branches that workout and run in full BDU and ruk.

If I had it to do again i would have went the Air Force route 2. Good luck.
 

welder

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I did a stint in the Air Force, late 70s. I was a security police / K/9. I got stuck in the strategic air command. SAC sucked but over all the AF was a great way to go. Good luck and thanx for volunteering!
 
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