1N3X1 - Ground Cryptologic Linguist. Air force said I am mildly color blind, so couldn't do Air. Funny thing is by the Navy's standards I am not colorblind. (was going Nuke before switching to Airforce)
Okay here's advice My tech school is longest medical tech school so I won't be done til next May. I went in open general, it was a mistake.
Don't fall asleep in class I hope you signed your contract as E-3 since you have college 24 is average age imo. I had 31 y.o. guy in my flight, I saw 39 y.o. guy in my tech school Don't be a pussy. It's an air force basic, it's easy. You WILL get sick (cold/flu) I was out of shape too so my first PT test I almost had heat stroke Push yourself on the last PT test (6th week), if you get 90+ you won't test for another year. I got 88.50 in BMT so I had to test again in tech
Yah I had heard the same thing, I mean I enjoy some tech and fiction but by no means hardcore nerd. I mainly wanted the education from it and that resume gold that submarine nukes get but decided I didn't want to pursue engineering.
I got a 97 on the ASVAB but really it is an arbitrary number once you're in, or so I hear.
>>702517087 All jokes aside. When the meatheads and jarheads cant clear out a target. Who do they call in for support? The airforce, to drop warheads on foreheads. But as a veteran myself, a brother in arms is a brother id die for despite which branch they are in.
I can do the pushups and possibly situps, I cannot run the 13 1/2 minute 1.5 miles though, terrible cardio. Also mildly sprained my ankle 2 days ago, so letting that heal. I can put all my weight walk and jog on it, just hurts in certain angles, what's the earliest running starts in bootcamp, day 2?
>>702517536 Airforce isn't widely used as much anymore due to costs. Drones and Apache's are cheaper with hellfires. inb4 Airforce pilot's drones, they just released the MOS for all branches to become drone pilots.
>>702517608 Um yes, definitely do bring a duffel bag. I went in with a tiny ass backpack and I had to stuff that bitch with old Parka + new APECS parka and it exploded in transit to Airman's week dorms They literally don't give a shit what color your bag is or how big your bag is. That's an old BMT thing now
I mean half the people in your flight is gonna be fresh highschoolers You will start running 1st week, and I believe they are still in summer schedule? so you will do PT at about 6 AM until winter schedule kicks in I had shin splints for the entire time I was at BMT so there's that Just don't walk when you're taking PT test. Tha'ts literally the worst thing u can do
>can't throw beds >can't poke you with hats >can't curse (all they can say now is 'what the piss' >can't touch you at all, my MTI apologized when he actually brushed against me kek >They can put you on your face, but our flight only did that twice the entire time we were there.
It's not that I particularly have a huge amount of love for my country, it is that it is the best choice for me, further my education, be able to save up since most things are provided by the military, and hopefully instill discipline in me, I definitely need it
Jeez, glad it's not that hardcore anymore. I know alot of people are butthirt about the, hmm, gentrification of military training, I feel they should at least be able to cuss and yell directly in your face, but beatdowns seem too extreme. Maybe for the Marines who's purpose is to fight, but Navy/Airforce I don't think so.
>>702518448 >what the piss >get you cracks moving Fuck that was annoying back in '01. Just think of basic training as six weeks of fraternity hazing. That's all it is and then you move on into the apathetic, selfish "adult" world that is the Air Force community. Germany is awesome. Don't let them send you to Korea.
Korea was actually a place i wanted to go, I do not know anything about the work environment, however. I suppose it depends on what language I get as a Linguist. I have 2 years of Japanese but I know that means nothing to them. They chose what they need. I've heard you get 2 choices in language while in BMT, depending on the week the languages change, but am not sure.
>>702519496 all the linguists in my flight got either Korean or Iraqi. They can still change it around until you actually get to tech school, which is what happened to one guy that had Iraqi first but now he has Korean
>>702519496 The people I knew who went to Korea liked it, but hated having to be in chem gear for all of the constant exercises. I also wouldn't want to be there if Lil Kim decides to invade. The plan (or so I heard years ago) is not to fight, but to evacuate. This makes me think of when the Japs invaded the Philippines and took thousands of POWs to work as slave labor. Fuck that kind of gamble with your life, anon.
I honestly don't think an invasion will occur. And if it does, the South Koreans ,even without our aide, are pretty strong. Also an allied country fully evacuating in the face of an invasion I feel would send the wrong message to everyone else we have agreements with but then again I am no strategist.
I'd love to visit, I am honestly not sure I would want to pick Japanese as my language, not that I found Japanese hard to learn just more of a "been there done that" vibe even though I was never at a fluent level
>>702516022 Maintainer here. turboprop engines for the c130, blackhawks, and apaches. Going to be stationed in Tokyo, Japan in a few months. The first 3 weeks of boot camp are hell, then they stop yelling at you after 3 weeks. It will still suck, but not as much. If they start yelling at you, just put a blank expression on your face and continue to say "yes sir" or "no sir" over and over again. If they asked you why you fucked up the answer is always "a lack of discipline sir" then they stop being mad. @navy, enjoy your 6 months at sea faggot, i'll send you a snapchat from the 2020 olympics
Pretty cool. Does that job let you travel often or is this your first deployment? I fear that because a Linguist is so niche and only applies to one language that I won't travel too much.
How early do you start running in bootcamp? I hear the first few days you aren't yet supplied gear so do they run you in civilian clothes? Just wanting to know if I'll have enough time to let my minor sprain heal, should be back to nornal in 4-5 days but get on the plane in 2 days.
Oh cool, a few months ahead of me then. What language did you get? Did you get choices in language? How is it so far? Any weird treatment in boot for being a Linguist? I've heard some people don't really like them for some reason, like they are generally pretentious or think they are or something.
>>702525538 I got Persian Farsi, and it wasn't even on my list. You'll make your language list around week 4 iirc and get you language around late week 6. I originally had pashto but got switched out last second. No one gives a shit about you being a linguist as long as you aren't socially retarded like some linguists are. The only time it'll matter is once you start to brag about asvab scores.
Alot of DLI depends on your attitude. Probably about 60% of this place is salty as fuck for various reasons. I love learning language but it's not for everyone because it's so hard, or well quickly paced. The phases are nice when you're here long enough you get off squadron pt and have no curfew and shit. Thats where I am now.
امیدوارم که رمانت در مدرسه زبان ارتش به تو خوش بگذارد
Ahh, I have heard they are more political and that the quality ofblife is the best relative to the other branches. But on the flip side I have also heard they have slow promotion rates relative to other branches. I would of been an E5 as a Navy Nuke right at 2 years, going to be an E4 as a Linguist If I am lucky at 22 months. My recruiter is an E6 at 13 years, in, it is not uncommon getting E6 in 6 years in the Navy, at least as a Nuke.
>>702527248 Proof the Army calls in the Marines if they're too scared handle a situation themselves. Army is full of overweight beta niggers. Try growing a pair and then transfer over to Marine Corps boot. If you transfer over to Marine Corps from any other branch, you'll have to go through boot again. Same can't be said if you transfer from the Chair force to Army.
>>702526925 I'm Air Force, Monterey is alright the weather pretty much fucking sucks. It's near alot of cool stuff. You'll have a roommate for most of the time here the first room you go to doesn't have its own basically they are shared per bay but any rooms in the other buildings like 650s and 800s have their own bathroom
>>702529038 I've never been one to try very hard to get laid. But yea alot of relationships and shit are always going on around here it's just the way DLI is, you can basically assume that girls are down. Lots of sheltered girls going a bit crazy after getting their first bit of freedom
Well thanks for all the info! Hopefully youre not having too rough of a time, almost done with DLI or still got a bit of time? Seen alot of people drop out? I've heard the dropout rate is as high as 40℅.
>>702530052 Really depends on the language, my class started with 36 and now we're right above 20. I like learning languages so it's not a chore but some hate it. I know alot of people that failed out of Korean.
It'll be nice if you're over 21 because drinking is a pretty popular thing around here, too bad the army aren't allowed to drink. Doesn't stop them from doing it through
Me and a friend drove to San Jose to try to figure out something to do around 12 but couldn't really find shit because everything was over 21 at that point in the night. Pretty shitty because I'm gonna be 21 right after I get out of training
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