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    Why are people in the military are committing suicide?

    My son texted us from his base in Lousiana. Another Airman committed sucide today. I think this is literally second person to do so since he has been there in November. When he was at Vance AFB, several Airman did the same. I dont understand what is going on with these people. Its not like...
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    My Son Graduated SUPT (Pilot School)

    Just came back on sunday from Vance AFB where my son graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training. He got his wings, is going to be going to SERE school and then is off to Barksdale AFB in Shreveport Lousiana. Two weeks ago was drop night and he was assigned the B-52 bomber. It wasnt his first...
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    Acceptance Rate?

    I am a CPA so numbers interest me. I have a generic question regarding acceptance rates to the Military academies. Just like all civilian colleges, military colleges have an acceptance rate. I think i read that West Point has a 9% rate. I assume they calculate it based on the number of...
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    West Point vs Norwich animosity

    Not sure if this is the right forum, but I will ask anyway. Just read up how the founder of Norwich was the former supertinent of West Point and how he was basically kicked out. My question is has their been a historic animosity between the two institutions. I read one article about WP and it...
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    Someone paid for my son's lunch

    My son commissioned in May and is now at Vance AFB for UPT. About three days in , he was having lunch at Subway (wearing his ABU) and right as he was ordering a lady behind him told him that she would pay for his lunch. Honestly he was confused and didnt know what was happening, but he told...
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    Question regarding medical records for UPT

    Probabably not the correct place to post this but dont know where you would. I read that when you go to UPT, you are suposed to to bring X number copies of your orders, which is easy. However they also ask for you copies of your medical and dental records. I am assuming they mean the records...
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    My son Commissioned in the Air Force

    My son just graduated this Friday. In the morning he commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the Air Force. My wife who wasnt crazy that he joined AFRotc or that he is going AD cried like baby. It was a very nice ceremony where we got to pin on his 2nd LT bars. It was followed by the TRI...
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    Ramifications of Plan B Schools - Ethics and Morality (UC Irvine)

    There are have several threads in previous months regarding people who send in a deposit to a civilian school while waiting for the academies to respond. I think they also do that in case the student gets ill or hurt before they can even attend the first day at their selected academy. People...
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    Vision for Air Force Pilots

    I have always been confused about the vision requirement to be an AF pilot. So I read Near vision: uncorrected 20/40, but corrected to 20/20 So if you are 20/40, how do you correct to 20/20? By glasses? Are they saying if you are 20/40 and wear glasses you are okay? So why not 20/60 by...
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    Scoliosis

    I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when i was 15 or 16 with a very minor degree. Nothing was done to correct it as its was under 10%. The plan of action was to come in once a year and get x-rayed to see if it got worse. Instead it got better. By the time I was 18, it was completely gone. I...
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