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About bronxbomber252

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  1. Can’t fly with contact lenses at all at any base unless in the USAF contact lens program. Maybe base optometry will enroll him in the program with his existing contacts?
  2. Unless things have changed, You’ll have to start out with glasses at flight training. For contacts, Work with base optometry to get on the contact lens program they will evaluate you and set you up with lenses. This is the only way you are technically allowed to fly with contacts. It is what I do.
  3. Holy crap the staff guys actually listened to our input!
  4. Out of curiosity, what track are they pulling from for HC-130J and MC-130J?
  5. Honestly, that depends quite a bit on genetics. I, for example need to run semi-regularly to pass, but even a couple times a month and then a couple times a week the month leading up to the test is sufficient. I have to do similar for push ups and sit ups. I am not complaining, I am genetically predisposed to perform poorly in these areas so I make an effort to compensate and I do well, everyone has weaknesses they need to overcome and natural baseline fitness is mine. But that said, if realistically to just pass, someone like me who had this weakness can pass with just a couple workouts a month and a few a week leading up to the test, there is no excuse for failing. That said, I work put significantly more than this but I am just discussing the minimum I require.
  6. Spent a week attached to 4/160 SOAR... they all complained about that and were talking about how awesome it was being TDY to a Navy base so they didn’t have to. Lmao
  7. This! Blousing them is expressly forbidden in the AF regs.
  8. Did they change the lengths of the courses recently? When I did it in 2013 the ASPM (aviation safety program manager) course was a week and AMIC (Aviation mishap investigator course) was 3 weeks.
  9. When I was going through Kirtland, there was a guy who was at the MC-130H FTU who had already gone through Little Rock and had a clean C-130H form 8 who washed out of the MC-H course and was separated, not allowed to go back to slick herks... thought that was the dumbest thing ever.
  10. For initial physicals there is also a minimum uncorrected requirement (when I joined it was 20/100 or 20/70, can’t remember exactly) that once you have your wings can deteriorate further without disqualifying you.
  11. That can’t happen if they parachute is worn correctly with the leg straps on. If the leg straps aren’t on then it won’t matter since the poor bastard will just fall out of the parachute harness and separate from the parachute.
  12. This, we should have stuck to blue thread like the BDU and ABU. Looks different, has some heritage, etc... but leave it on an OCP background.
  13. I am a CSO so I wouldn’t be eligible for REACT anyway. So no, I was not put in the study. As for monitoring, the waiver does not require monitoring as long as I still pass the normal vision tests. The optometrist wants to re-map every year but that is not required for the waiver.
  14. Brings up an interesting question.. if Aircraft I fires the missile, and aircraft B guides it, who gets the kill/green star?
  15. Quick follow up for anyone who searches this. My waiver was approved in less than a month. The waiver is indefinite so no renewals required.
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