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Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:00:12 PM »
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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 02:02:58 PM »
Thar's trouble in them thar hills. :bullie smokin:
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 02:10:43 PM »
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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 02:12:57 PM »
From SNL's "Raging Queen" to "aging queen".
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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 04:18:28 PM »
still too young for me!

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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 05:14:33 PM »
As long as they can meet the physical requirements for females, everything should be fine...

Which is why Obammy is trying to get more trangendered patriots into uniform....a SHe ought have no problem meeting requirements for females, as long as you aren't too picky about what you consider to be "female".....and no annoying little "package of junk" to get in the way of those fancy tight flight suits and hawt little parachute harnesses.......

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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 05:33:03 PM »
Never joke about getting your package caught in the chute harness. Everyone does it at least once, and my GOD does it hurt!!!! I still have my dick clip certificate somewhere. It's a drop version of the wet diaper award your lunatics get on first carrier landing.

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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014, 06:48:38 PM »
Never joke about getting your package caught in the chute harness. Everyone does it at least once, and my GOD does it hurt!!!! I still have my dick clip certificate somewhere. It's a drop version of the wet diaper award your lunatics get on first carrier landing.

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I was an Instructor for 2 years at the US Navy LSO School at NAS Cecil Field Florida, and after it moved to NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach.  I was inundated with stories like this for two years.....a recurring theme I think, and I can understand why you only make that mistake once.....

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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 07:42:01 PM »
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It doesn't seem to matter how often you are told. You can have some guy who has done a thousand jumps telling you, yet your meat and two veg are going to be mashed the first time the chute opens! We use to swear blind that the reason for landing with bent legs then falling over was to get a bit of relief from the pain.

We had one guy - total wiseass. He'd watched our drops and stuffed a couple maxi pads in his strides before the drop. He thought the packing would help. He forgot that the crotch straps move up and at about a million miles an hour. You can imagine the friction, especially with two loose pads. Dumbass forgot to take off the tape and stick them down.  :laugh:
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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 07:43:43 PM »
Thar's trouble in them thar hills. :bullie smokin:

I just missed the window. Darn.

In all seriousness though, I am sure this reflects the change in the military function from grunt work to more highly technical skills that more seasoned individuals could provide a positive contribution to.

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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 08:34:10 PM »
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It doesn't seem to matter how often you are told. You can have some guy who has done a thousand jumps telling you, yet your meat and two veg are going to be mashed the first time the chute opens! We use to swear blind that the reason for landing with bent legs then falling over was to get a bit of relief from the pain.

We had one guy - total wiseass. He'd watched our drops and stuffed a couple maxi pads in his strides before the drop. He thought the packing would help. He forgot that the crotch straps move up and at about a million miles an hour. You can imagine the friction, especially with two loose pads. Dumbass forgot to take off the tape and stick them down.  :laugh:


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Sorry, but I couldn't help laughing at your description!  I've decided that I'm going to get "adventurous" when I get old - why fade away? - so I'll keep this in mind when I take up skydiving.

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 08:52:33 PM »
Thar's trouble in them thar hills. :bullie smokin:

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Re: Air Force raises enlistee age limit from 27 to 39
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2014, 02:59:42 AM »

:bigsilly:

Sorry, but I couldn't help laughing at your description!  I've decided that I'm going to get "adventurous" when I get old - why fade away? - so I'll keep this in mind when I take up skydiving.

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You'll enjoy it. Though commercial drop training, you'll miss the worst for a bit since your first few jumps will be tandems. You'll be strapped to some fat sweaty guy instead of a parachute. (That got a sudden upsurge of interest in sky diving from the ladies!  :tongue2: )
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