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Old 04-01-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Lily,

I provided links from www.airforce.com and quotes from www.airforce.com that confirm that if you have given up custody you are ineligible to join, and links from the same websites that confirm that single parents can join. I literally provided proof from the AIR FORCE. I'm so sorry that random third party, old, and outdated websites have you confused. Please see the actual links from the actual Air Force.

Our regulations change frequently. For example, we didn't used to accept full sleeve tattoos, and about a year ago we started. I bet there are 100 websites that say a full sleeve tattoo disqualifies you because our Air Force marketing team can't contact every third party website and have them change info every single time we change something. We used to do credit checks on every applicant, and any derogatory credit information make you ineligible. About 2 months ago we changed to only doing credit checks on people over 23 years old or who need certain clearances, but not every third party website is updated. Basic training used to be 6 weeks, now it is 8, but many websites still say it is 6 weeks because sometimes their owners don't keep them updated, or there are old news articles that no one will update. Our age limit used to be 28, and now it is 39, but a billion websites still stay it is 28 because no one bothers to update them. We used to limit marijuana use to 15 times in your life before you were disqualified to join. We removed that limit, and now there is NO limit, but many websites still state there is a limit. People create websites, publish blogs, write news articles, and they quickly become outdated. Fake News. Please refer to www.airforce.com for the most recent info.

We put the updated information on OUR WEBSITES, so using our website is the only way to ensure you have up to date information. We can't police every website on earth, as there are countless websites and blogs about joining the military, and we change our rules all the time. We don't have the manpower to get everything updated.

Using third party websites will also have a risk that information is outdated.

Single Parents Can Join the Air Force
Giving up custody of your children renders you ineligible to join the Air Force
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I know they are wrong. I will repost again the information from www.airforce.com


Here is a quote from www.airforce.com, vs a third party website:
"Transferring custody of family members for the purpose of entering the Air Force is prohibited, and renders enlisted applicants “permanently disqualified.”"
From: https://www.airforce.com/frequently-...-the-air-force

Also from www.airforce.com (vs a third party website)
"Can I join the Air Force if I have children?
Provided you are otherwise qualified, you may enlist if you are married and have legal, physical custody of up to two children who are under age 18 and incapable of self-care. You will need a waiver to enlist if:
• You are married and have three children under age 18 who are incapable of self-care.
• If you are a single parent (whether separated, divorced or common-law partner) with legal, physical custody of up to three children under 18 who are incapable of self-care.
For more information and guidance regarding your situation, contact your local recruiter."
The waiver consists of the "family care plan" I was talking about, and is extremely easy to get.
Thank you for the info and please keep up the great work that you've done.
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Old 04-01-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What happens in the various services when a single woman becomes pregnant while deployed?
They get in trouble. In true combat zones, sexual intercourse is prohibited and can lead to court martial- for this reason but also to prevent STDs that require treatment and take away from combat effectiveness. But ultimately, if it happens, they will be sent home. However, the military knows people will have sex, so they provide free condoms (there are fish bowls filled with them all over for the taking) and also contraceptives for women who want them. Many women are on the pill, IUD, depo, etc.
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Old 04-01-2018, 02:42 PM
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Location: Central Massachusetts
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They get in trouble. In true combat zones, sexual intercourse is prohibited and can lead to court martial- for this reason but also to prevent STDs that require treatment and take away from combat effectiveness. But ultimately, if it happens, they will be sent home. However, the military knows people will have sex, so they provide free condoms (there are fish bowls filled with them all over for the taking) and also contraceptives for women who want them. Many women are on the pill, IUD, depo, etc.
I didn't see any contraceptives! LOL. We had experience with pregnancy while deployed. I will leave it at that.

I personally stayed true to my spouse but saw some that didn't. None of my business. I spent my off time watching movies and complaining to my wife how sucky it was in Iraq in 03-04 OIF 1 and 2. My wife has two full shoe boxes of letters from me from that year.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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What happens in the various services when a single woman becomes pregnant while deployed?
Others pick up the slack until a replacement arrives.
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:01 AM
 
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They get in trouble. In true combat zones, sexual intercourse is prohibited and can lead to court martial- for this reason but also to prevent STDs that require treatment and take away from combat effectiveness. But ultimately, if it happens, they will be sent home. However, the military knows people will have sex, so they provide free condoms (there are fish bowls filled with them all over for the taking) and also contraceptives for women who want them. Many women are on the pill, IUD, depo, etc.
umm...not in any desert deployment.
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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umm...not in any desert deployment.
Maybe it's an Air Force thing or a new thing? Also, I stand corrected, they give them away at public health, not everywhere.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:39 AM
 
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Maybe it's an Air Force thing or a new thing? Also, I stand corrected, they give them away at public health, not everywhere.
Nope....not an Air Force thing. I can see maybe on a Navy ship, but I won’t even go there.....lol
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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Nope....not an Air Force thing. I can see maybe on a Navy ship, but I won’t even go there.....lol
I've only seen it one place in the Air Force, that was at Clark AB in the Philippines...which was a 'way, 'way difference circumstance from any of the deployments to Islamic countries.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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What happens in the various services when a single woman becomes pregnant while deployed?
I heard about a woman that got pregnant in Iraq - both parties were given field grade Article 15's, which entails major reduction in rank (like from E-4 to E-1 or E-2).
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:58 AM
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Location: Central Massachusetts
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I heard about a woman that got pregnant in Iraq - both parties were given field grade Article 15's, which entails major reduction in rank (like from E-4 to E-1 or E-2).
This happened more than once in the 10 years of the Iraq occupation.
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