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Old 04-15-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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I'm curious why you didn't talk to an Air Force recruiter then?
I tried . He wouldn't pick up the phone,and I saw no actual email address. I talked to some people in bootcamp, and they said the same thing about their experience. They originally wanted air-force,but the airforce wouldn't pick up. Maybe downsizing had something to do with it. It would be pointless to recruit new people if they were having to let the old ones go.

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They want ALLLLL medical information from your entire life.
The have all my records already. Civilian and bootcamp. However, I'll re-bring them if that's what they want.
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Old 04-15-2017, 01:09 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN
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I tried . He wouldn't pick up the phone,and I saw no actual email address. I talked to some people in bootcamp, and they said the same thing about their experience. They originally wanted air-force,but the airforce wouldn't pick up. Maybe downsizing had something to do with it. It would be pointless to recruit new people if they were having to let the old ones go.
The same thing happened with my son. He had met with the recruiter in Aug but didn't decide until March. When he called the office, the recruiter never answered. We eventually found the recruiters business card and was able to send him an email. Unfortunately his assignment had changed and there was no one even assigned to the office. Fortunately we live in a large city so my son was able to call another office.
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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It would be pointless to recruit new people if they were having to let the old ones go.
That is an extraordinarily common misconception. All the military services run on an "up or out" model. At some point, the people who stay in either get promoted or must separate.

You also have to continue to bring in at least a minimal amount of new people, so that as existing members promote or separate, the service has the manpower to conduct missions. Someone has to man the guard post or turn the wrench or bust down the door.

If you did otherwise, e.g. stopped recruiting because you "had enough people", 3-4 years later as people promote or separate or retire, the service will simply fail. Nobody would be around to do the work all the remaining people must supervise.

If you removed the up or out, what happens is your existing workforce ages in a young person's game. I've seen some of the European armies where age or physical fitness is not a major issue, and it's not a pretty sight.
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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After being pdq'd are you able to get a new physical done after x-amount of years?
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