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Old 05-22-2010, 01:43 AM   #21
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yeah, here in the airforce it goes :
airman basic E-1
airman E-2
airman first class E-3
senior airman E-4

AB is the only one that has no stripe

IIRC, stripes were color coded, i think there were 4 different colors?


Myself, I belong to one of the two AFSC (air force specality code, aka job) that goto Pensacola NAS to train, but was there back in mid 2003.

Might be going back there in a year for advanced composites training though, base was nice, surrounding area not so much, but eveything you "need" is around the dorms, Portside and the BX/PX (cant remember what what it was called there, NX? Military version of wal-mart IMO, sware it could have been the same cept for the red in the color scheme).

I know it flooded the megabuilding and all the dorms there when katrina hit, water came up over 4-5 foot and covered all the lower floors in all the buildigns in water, sand, and sealife, so if any huricanes come, move **** upstairs XD

Now, hint to remaining out of trouble, at least it was happened to several of the Navy/Marines i knew when i was there... dont take pictures of anything, if something happens, and your shoe or your elbow "might" be in a picture, they will bust you along with several other people even if you were never assoiated with it. Tech school training it is alot easyer for them to "get rid of" people that might be deemed not fit for military duty then to wait till they get into the "real" force

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Congratulations. Nice Haircut!
Now research up on an officer packet and work backwards at it to get it accepted.
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hey, we have a joke in the navy when we do 'sphynx' or abdominal stretches, we call them air force pushups

just thought id let you know.

but yeah dont worry about me getting in trouble. i have a great sense of self control
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you gotta make lieutenant first!!! im tryin to be a pilot too...
Nope, you just gotta become an officer. Most pilots are winged within their first year in flight school and are still Ensigns. By the time an Officer makes LT, they've already been flying combat for at least a year... helo pilots even longer.

A junior enlisted man's best route to becoming an officer is through STA-21... Seaman to Admiral. The only issue is... you seriously need to be the best, not only as a sailor in general, but as a subject matter expert, and as a true leader amongst your peers. You cannot have been in any kind of trouble ever. Never late. Not a tool in your personal life, which means you have to surround yourself with good people always.

If you're that type of guy, when you've been in about 4-5 years and have made or are about to make 2nd Class Petty Officer, your Division Officer will call you into his office and ask if you've ever thought about becoming an Officer. After that, it's only a question of time. High school grades, college coursework (IE, take PACE classes like it was your job), SAT/ACT all go into your STA-21 package.

There is a non-waiverable age limit for Aviation. You must be capable of getting winged by 32. Depending on your platform, it might take up to 2 years to get winged... minus the 4 years of college... which means you need to be picked up for STA-21 by age 26... which means you have no time to waste becoming the best you can be. If you're already 21 or 22, it would be virtually impossible to go STA-21 as an Aviator unless you already had several years of college under your belt.

My advice on not getting in trouble... and how can I put this delicately:
99.9% of my sailors that get in trouble can directly attribute their poor decisionmaking to alcohol. If you do not drink, it is virtually impossible that you will get in trouble.
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Old 05-23-2010, 01:18 PM   #25
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You made it through Navy boot camp. Wow.

j/k, congrats. Stop calling yourself an airman though, you're confusing the AF folks.
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:11 PM   #27
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You made it through Navy boot camp. Wow.

j/k, congrats. Stop calling yourself an airman though, you're confusing the AF folks.
thank you... I am confused to all hell!

Congrats tho, at least you called a "recruit", I rather take that than "trainee".

you pretty much still confused about this whole military thing tho... you are way on the opposite spectrum if you want to be an aviator, you need to go through OTS or equivelant, because you need to be an officer, not enlisted.
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Congrats. Now you're off to enjoy tech school. You should only have to march to and from class now.

I'm not too far from Pensacola...at Eglin AFB, less than an hour away. I know there's at least one other forum member on this base, too. Don't know too much about Pensacola, but the beaches and nightlife here in Destin/Ft. Walton are nothing to complain about.

And in the Navy, they have Rates instead of AFSCs, so they are called by their job title...Airman, Fireman, Constructionman, etc. I'll still call you semen...err, seaman.

And what the poster above said about keeping out of trouble in tech school, that's good advice. I don't know how strict the Navy is on policy, but having just finished 6 and a half months of tech school in the AF, I saw tons of people get discharged for failing PT, underage drinking, destroying stuff in the dorms, failing school. Distance yourself from those people. Paperwork can follow you from tech school.
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Failing an Air Force PT test? lol.

I've never been addressed as recruit or seen anyone addressed as such in the Army. It was always "troop" "********" "private" or "maggot" in basic. Basic has been getting soft lately though, by now the drills are probably calling the incoming personnel sir for all I know.
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Failing an Air Force PT test? lol.
Seriously, how can you fail on a stationary bike.
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Myself, I belong to one of the two AFSC (air force specality code, aka job) that goto Pensacola NAS to train, but was there back in mid 2003.

Might be going back there in a year for advanced composites training...
MT > SM

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Did you cry when they gave you your navy hat? Also you will soon learn the term "shipmate" is not actually a term of endearment.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shipmate
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Congrats man, and thanks for serving.
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Seriously, how can you fail on a stationary bike.
That bike test was phased out something like 5 years ago I guess. At least for most people. All of us do a more traditional test now: push-ups, sit-ups, 1.5mi run, waist size, weight.

For my age bracket, these are the current standards: http://www.airforce-pt.com/male-25under.html

80% composite to pass.

There are new standards in July and you have to score 80% composite and pass each item. The numbers will be a bit tougher, but I'm not gonna lie, it's disappointing how many people can't meet the current or upcoming minimums, but hey, it is the military and being in shape is part of that.

So yeah, just saying. At least we don't have "Liberty Buddies" and "Seadonkeys" or "Cracker Jacks" or lots of on a boat.
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okay, im back guys, now that i have a dedicated computer to use when i can. well, basically my dad got me a replacement motor for my miata and its installed. im pretty much waiting on phasing up to phase 3 liberty before i can drive (i just hit phase two status today, so in about 20 days i can drive and park here.)

so pretty much what im gonna do is have my bro drive my car up here for me and ill put it in a self storage container for a month or whenever i advance to phase 3.. only 35 bucks a month.

pensacola/tallahassee/mobile, Al members, we should have a meet for sure.
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yeah, here in the airforce it goes :
airman basic E-1
airman E-2
airman first class E-3
senior airman E-4

AB is the only one that has no stripe

IIRC, stripes were color coded, i think there were 4 different colors?


Myself, I belong to one of the two AFSC (air force specality code, aka job) that goto Pensacola NAS to train, but was there back in mid 2003.

Might be going back there in a year for advanced composites training though, base was nice, surrounding area not so much, but eveything you "need" is around the dorms, Portside and the BX/PX (cant remember what what it was called there, NX? Military version of wal-mart IMO, sware it could have been the same cept for the red in the color scheme).

I know it flooded the megabuilding and all the dorms there when katrina hit, water came up over 4-5 foot and covered all the lower floors in all the buildigns in water, sand, and sealife, so if any huricanes come, move **** upstairs XD

Now, hint to remaining out of trouble, at least it was happened to several of the Navy/Marines i knew when i was there... dont take pictures of anything, if something happens, and your shoe or your elbow "might" be in a picture, they will bust you along with several other people even if you were never assoiated with it. Tech school training it is alot easyer for them to "get rid of" people that might be deemed not fit for military duty then to wait till they get into the "real" force
There are no color coded stripes in the Air Force.
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