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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-31-07 12:07 PM
Response to Reply #96
98. China, Russia come to mind as potential threats.
We need an effective military to deter any thought of aggression towards our country. If you feel we have absolutely NO need for an effective military you are wrong.
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  -Thinking About Joining the Air Force Bullet1987  Dec-28-07 10:02 PM   #0 
  - After talking to recruiters....  Aviation Pro   Dec-28-07 10:03 PM   #1 
  - what they said and then some. Realize that after spending all that money  nosmokes   Dec-29-07 12:49 AM   #55 
  - Go to school instead.  Postman   Dec-28-07 10:08 PM   #2 
  - Absolutely!  shanti   Dec-30-07 01:45 AM   #92 
  - Want to be a fighter pilot? Well, read this:  Selatius   Dec-28-07 10:09 PM   #3 
  - Why do you need math and science to be a fighter pilot?  Bullet1987   Dec-28-07 10:11 PM   #6 
  - You gotta learn how to operate the avionics and diagnose problems with them.  Selatius   Dec-28-07 10:15 PM   #9 
  - Because you are required to know in great detail how airplanes work.  ocelot   Dec-28-07 10:23 PM   #18 
  - Math is especially good for second guessing  burrowowl   Dec-28-07 10:30 PM   #22 
  - It's not just WHAT you learn in math and science, it's HOW you learn math and science.  TahitiNut   Dec-28-07 10:47 PM   #27 
  - Hey! That's five academies!  cloudbase   Dec-29-07 09:53 AM   #72 
     - People forget about that little island off the glorious Bronx coast!  nealmhughes   Dec-29-07 09:33 PM   #82 
        - The frat boys all go around wearing those Greek letters,  cloudbase   Dec-29-07 10:49 PM   #88 
  - Engineering, systems engineering  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-28-07 11:10 PM   #34 
  - Because math and physics are how airplanes fly...  Aviation Pro   Dec-29-07 06:55 AM   #63 
  - Um, not so true....  Aviation Pro   Dec-29-07 07:02 AM   #64 
  - You can also Fly Jets in the Navy  proud patriot   Dec-30-07 01:32 AM   #91 
  - The Air Force is awesome from what I heard  neuvocat   Dec-28-07 10:11 PM   #4 
  - also if your on this board you must be politically active  fenriswolf   Dec-28-07 10:11 PM   #5 
  - My son is in the USAF  English Lady   Dec-28-07 10:12 PM   #7 
  - read the Stars and Stripes  stellanoir   Dec-28-07 10:13 PM   #8 
  - "You'll be sooooorrrrry!"  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-28-07 10:17 PM   #10 
  - Do you honestly think you can walk in there and just hop in a plane?  rockymountaindem   Dec-28-07 10:19 PM   #11 
  - The Air Force is almost completely controlled by evangelicals now...  Didereaux   Dec-28-07 10:19 PM   #12 
  - Glad you posted that  sandyd921   Dec-28-07 10:30 PM   #24 
  - I hear the Air National Guard of Alabama has openings  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-28-07 10:21 PM   #13 
  - I joined the Air Force to see the world.  fiziwig   Dec-28-07 10:21 PM   #14 
  - Do you like hot, dry climates dealing with lots of unfriendly people?  baldguy   Dec-28-07 10:22 PM   #15 
  - Texas?  Blue-Jay   Dec-28-07 10:30 PM   #23 
  - Remember, not everyone that joins the USAF is a pilot  tammywammy   Dec-28-07 10:22 PM   #16 
  - you'll get that incredible fighter pilot ego they pump into you in order for you to  soothsayer   Dec-28-07 10:22 PM   #17 
  - I was approached by a recruiter  Giant Robot   Dec-28-07 10:27 PM   #19 
  - don;t  rwheeler31   Dec-28-07 10:29 PM   #20 
  - If you do go into the Service  AnnieBW   Dec-28-07 10:29 PM   #21 
  - You can't wear glasses in a fighter jet?  Bullet1987   Dec-28-07 10:44 PM   #26 
  - Nope. I think they still require 20-20 vision, uncorrected.  ocelot   Dec-28-07 10:47 PM   #28 
     - My cousin could not be a pilot in the air force because  elshiva   Dec-29-07 12:55 AM   #56 
  - do you know if someone can test after having lasik eye surgery?  GloriaSmith   Dec-28-07 11:06 PM   #33 
  - Lasik thins the cornea  burrowowl   Dec-28-07 11:31 PM   #48 
     - I was talking about PRK...  Bullet1987   Dec-28-07 11:39 PM   #49 
  - Same thing happened to my first husband  Mojorabbit   Dec-29-07 01:14 AM   #57 
  - Based on 24 years experience  Thothmes   Dec-29-07 09:08 PM   #78 
  - I assume you are 20 years old?  Wcross   Dec-28-07 10:42 PM   #25 
  - I'm in college and 20 years old...  Bullet1987   Dec-28-07 10:53 PM   #29 
     - You could still be an airline pilot, if you're interested in flying.  ocelot   Dec-28-07 10:56 PM   #30 
     - I could get laser eye surgery though.  Bullet1987   Dec-28-07 11:02 PM   #31 
     - That might work.  ocelot   Dec-28-07 11:05 PM   #32 
     - I'm pretty sure that eye surgery will disqualify you.  Captain Angry   Dec-28-07 11:18 PM   #38 
     - That might work, see what the Air Force has to say about it though.  Wcross   Dec-28-07 11:19 PM   #40 
     - I wouldn't call it "huge".  Wcross   Dec-28-07 11:17 PM   #37 
        - Oh, trust me; it's huge.  ocelot   Dec-28-07 11:19 PM   #39 
        - What is the pay for a 300 hour pilot? 10 bucks an hour?  Wcross   Dec-28-07 11:23 PM   #44 
           - The starting pay is still horrible, but the upgrade time is pretty short now.  ocelot   Dec-28-07 11:31 PM   #46 
        - Some research  Paulie   Dec-29-07 09:31 AM   #70 
     - The problem with flying for a living.....  Wcross   Dec-28-07 11:12 PM   #35 
     - If your really serious about  vpilot   Dec-29-07 09:29 AM   #69 
  - Are you cool with killing people, like Iraqis, Iranians, etc? n/t  tuckessee   Dec-28-07 11:16 PM   #36 
  - He wouldn't be killing them in an F-22.  Wcross   Dec-29-07 07:49 AM   #65 
  - Friend's AF husband had to go to Iraq. He and the others came home with cancer.  Ilsa   Dec-28-07 11:20 PM   #41 
  - My husband is in the Air Force--he says there's actually a pilot shortage right now.  wienerdoggie   Dec-28-07 11:20 PM   #42 
  - You also need to find out...  Bigmack   Dec-28-07 11:22 PM   #43 
  - I just found out my school has Air Force ROTC!!  Bullet1987   Dec-28-07 11:28 PM   #45 
     - Make sure that your MOS is written in the contract  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-28-07 11:31 PM   #47 
     - Won't matter what's in the contract.  Angleae   Dec-29-07 09:51 PM   #84 
     - Bullet, best of luck  ChazII   Dec-29-07 09:12 PM   #79 
  - you'd be better off flying large cargo planes...  QuestionAll   Dec-29-07 12:01 AM   #50 
  - Why don't you be a commercial pilot?  PakistaniDUer   Dec-29-07 12:04 AM   #51 
  - Ex-USAF here. My advice to you is this:  tom_paine   Dec-29-07 12:10 AM   #52 
  - tom paine is right, listen to him  watercolors   Dec-29-07 05:37 AM   #61 
  - Be sure to read all the SMALL PRINT, or you may end up driving a jeep in Iraq  conspirator   Dec-29-07 06:35 AM   #62 
  - I know of a guy who joined to be a fighter pilot and is now a MP in Iraq. I have to admit, I have  IsItJustMe   Dec-29-07 09:47 AM   #71 
  - Serve the Bushies  Thothmes   Dec-29-07 09:12 PM   #80 
  - Are you Red Green Color Blind???  MagickMuffin   Dec-29-07 12:34 AM   #53 
  - Some people don't know they are until they do this test.  uppityperson   Dec-29-07 02:45 AM   #58 
  - I've never been in the military, but my dear old dad was a Staff Sergeant in the USAF.  MilesColtrane   Dec-29-07 12:47 AM   #54 
  - I want to be a center for the New York Knicks  BoneDaddy   Dec-29-07 04:34 AM   #59 
  - lol! From reading his comments thus far I'm not sure how serious  India3   Dec-29-07 08:45 AM   #66 
  - I know but I couldn't help it reading the post  BoneDaddy   Dec-29-07 05:20 PM   #74 
  - With the Knicks, you might have a chance. n/t  cloudbase   Dec-29-07 10:02 AM   #73 
     - Lol  BoneDaddy   Dec-29-07 05:20 PM   #75 
  - Join the USAF and do your part  JohnyCanuck   Dec-29-07 04:52 AM   #60 
  - Want to go drop fire on innocent people per the orders of the Crackhead In Chief?  NNN0LHI   Dec-29-07 09:02 AM   #67 
  - Bush wouldn't be "crackhead in chief" by the time he is in the air.  Wcross   Dec-30-07 10:29 PM   #93 
     - SOMEBODY has to defend the United States of America?  NNN0LHI   Dec-31-07 07:37 AM   #94 
        - From whom?  Wcross   Dec-31-07 11:32 AM   #95 
           - Name one country you believe has both the capacity and the will to harm us  NNN0LHI   Dec-31-07 11:52 AM   #96 
              - China, Russia come to mind as potential threats.  Wcross   Dec-31-07 12:07 PM   #98 
                 - US has enough nukes to turn the entire planet into a cinder and you think we need a bigger military?  NNN0LHI   Dec-31-07 12:19 PM   #99 
                    - Personally I would prefer we also have a conventional deterrent.  Wcross   Dec-31-07 12:30 PM   #100 
                       - So you think Russia is going to fly one of those over here and bomb us?  NNN0LHI   Dec-31-07 12:32 PM   #101 
                          - And if we had no military at all...?  LanternWaste   Dec-31-07 12:41 PM   #102 
                          - Still got the arsenal of nukes as back-up  NNN0LHI   Dec-31-07 12:43 PM   #103 
                          - It worked for us the first 150 years. n/t  ieoeja   Dec-31-07 01:01 PM   #106 
                          - Why would I think an air superiority fighter could bomb anything?  Wcross   Dec-31-07 01:00 PM   #105 
  - Never been in the military myself.  balantz   Dec-29-07 09:20 AM   #68 
  - Air Force  Parche   Dec-29-07 05:23 PM   #76 
  - Based on family members that  LWolf   Dec-29-07 07:44 PM   #77 
  - Take two aspirin and go to bed. The feelings will pass.  Husb2Sparkly   Dec-29-07 09:14 PM   #81 
  - If you do not have perfect eyes, you will NEVER be a fighter pilot.  Swamp Rat   Dec-29-07 09:37 PM   #83 
  - TRUE! My dad was in the AF & tested SLIGHTLY color blind  K8-EEE   Dec-29-07 10:00 PM   #85 
     - Same here.  Swamp Rat   Dec-29-07 10:10 PM   #86 
        - We're so glad you chose the latter, too, Swampy!  sofedupwithbush   Dec-30-07 01:30 AM   #90 
  - Hubby is Major, USAF (Ret). Did two years during Vietnam,  mnhtnbb   Dec-29-07 10:45 PM   #87 
  - good advice n/t  K8-EEE   Dec-30-07 12:23 AM   #89 
  - Well, then there is this....  Blarch   Dec-31-07 12:03 PM   #97 
  - Dropping bombs on civilians from the sky  nomo   Dec-31-07 12:46 PM   #104 
     - The F-22 DOES NOT carry ground attack ordnance.  Wcross   Dec-31-07 01:02 PM   #107 
 

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