posted on Jan, 27 2006 @ 11:19 PM
i am a air force brat, father was an air force captain, and i my self joind in 2004 but washed out of basic for med reasons. looking back on i wish i
had taken action to overturn their decision to discharge me. im not trrough yet, im going to try and get a comission through AFROTC.
im not going to reccomend a branch cause in biased towards the air force. it boils down to what you your self want to do. i have the highest respect
to all of our marines, airmen, soldiers, and sailors. you also have my deepest respect for wanting to join in a world full of turmoil.
now here comes the advice
-Do what your told!!! if sarge says "jump!" you say "yes sir" and start jumping as high as you can! your life will be so much easier if you just
shut up and do it. it worked for me!!! trust me.
-Help your flight/squad/platoon mates out. if they have problem help them out weather its with folding clothes or anything. remember if one person
gets it wrong, everyone suffers.
-Work together!!! even if your going to cheat, cheat as a team. working as a team is the only way to get everyone through! my recruiter told us that
-DO NOT sleep when you are on guard duty! i know its hard. its only one hour and itll go by fast. when you get used to it, plus you dont have to do it
-DO NOT sit down on guard duty cause youll break the previous rule. its harder to fall asleep on your feet when your checking things out.
-There will be a person that will constantly screw it up for everyone. every flight/platoon/squad has them no matter the branch, but luckly the sarge
will single him out after a while and make him suffer by himself.
-DO NOT gawk at the female recruits! though you wont have to worry about that if you join the army or the corps, but the air force though, boy howdy
they had some cuties.
-Follow all LAWFUL ORDERS to the letter. If you are in the # and are told to mow down a group of civilians, question that order!! You have to right to
not follow unlawful orders. Though if the civilians pick up weapons and start shooting youd better make up your mind quick! anyone one who picks up a
gun and shoots at you is not a civilain anymore.
-Always salute officers weather you like them or not. you are saluting the rank, not the man.
-If in the field, utilize your down time to catch up on things, weather its ammo, supplies, using the can, or sleep.
-Ware you K-Pot properly
-Wash your hand after using the latrien. The Soviets learnd this the hard way in afghanistan.
-Refuse the anthrax shot.(though find out if you can refuse it first)
-Get an MOS/AFSC that youll enjoy
well thats all for now. just keep the questions comming if you have em.
and remember, there is a difference between not carring for the government and carring about one's country.
[edit on 1-27-2006 by KrazyIvan]