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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    This is my gran-daughter Alexandra ' Allie' She is working on joining the air force. She graduates from high school in June. She went to a senior ball last Saturday. This Saturday she tours a air force base
    notice the lip ring.....oh my lol
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    I know you will miss her, but I admire her determination.

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    Make sure she leaves the lip jewelery at home. My daughter had two of those things, thankfully she took them out finally.

    Congrats on the new recruit, we need more brave souls defending our freedom. Thank her for me.

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    She looks soooo young! Very pretty.

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    Congrats for the new recruit. I did notice the lip ring. Make sure she understands that she will not be allowed to have that during basic.

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    Oh yes she knows, lol she also has a belly ring. She will be 18 next September. This girl has a mind of her own :-D She want to go to dental school or fix computers

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    Very pretty young lady. Love her dress. That is quite a decision she has made. Don't know the requirements (I should) but can she apply to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs? Is she interested in continuing her education? My daughter went into the AF shortly after graduation and she is so glad that she did. She went in enlisted and then later went to Officer's school. She got to travel, got an education (now starting her PhD). She didn't initialy plan it, but it's become her career. 20 years now. She's only 39 so she'll probably put in 10 more and retire at age 50. Because of her moving around I've found new places to travel to. I've been to Japan, England, Wales, France. It's great to have a place to stay and she loves to have family visit.

    Good luck to your granddaughter. (Lip ring has to go)
    What base is she going to visit?

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    McGuire in MA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knot Sew
    Oh yes she knows, lol she also has a belly ring. She will be 18 next September. This girl has a mind of her own :-D She want to go to dental school or fix computers
    My daughter had one of those things too. She took it out during her 1st pregnancy. She said it wasn't attractive on a woman who was 7 months pregnant..lol..guess it stuck out under her clothes..lol

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    I hope she makes it..it is an honarable job,life. My son joined right after 9/11. he says it is the best thing he ever did with his life. Her training will be at Lackland in texas. get rid of the ring in her lip now..they will ride her over it,if they can tell by looking at her.
    best wishes to her!

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    Congratulations to this beautiful young lady !!! She has made a good choice and I hope it is all she thinks it will be. My Grandaughter (almost 23) has a mind of her own also and she has made great decisions. All good. Thank her for her future service to our wonderful country.

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    Congrats to doing somthing like that from one AF member to another thanks. Please dont let her recruiter do her wrong. Make sure she gets what she wants job wise.

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    If she is seriously talking to a recruiter, tell her to investigate her options and negotiate for what she wants to be. There are programs the Air Force will pay for. For example, if she wants to go to dental school it's possible they will "swear" her in, she becomes a member of the Air Force, she goes through basic training, and they send her to school. After she completes her education she would be committed to give the AF 3-4 years afterward. But it addition, having a degree she would go in as an officer as opposed to going in as an enlistee.

    Sew, tell her to negotiate. They want good people.

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    is it true? i have heard that you are suppose to get it in writing as to your career choice before you enlist? my 3 brothers got that for the navy, and all ended up being electricians of l form or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso
    is it true? i have heard that you are suppose to get it in writing as to your career choice before you enlist? my 3 brothers got that for the navy, and all ended up being electricians of l form or another.
    My grandson did. Can't remember his "title" but something like a flying linguist. After basic he's signed up for language training and then survival school. Basically a flying translator, spending most of his time on a military plane.

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    What a pretty young lady. Lip ring and all.

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    MaGuire is in NJ, not MA.

    My son graduated from the Air Force Academy, and he got in by enlisting, applying to the AFA prep school, and then to the Academy. It certainly is not for everyone. They have a drop out rate of about 20%. Officer Training School is a good choice as is ROTC.

    People are right about getting the job desired in writing. The needs of the Air Force come first, so it is important to make sure they put you on the correct path for your chosen job.

    They have many fabulous benefits for education.

    I'm in awe of anyone and everyone who enlists during a time of war. God Bless her.

    Diane

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    Congratulations on your lovely granddaughter and bless her. My grandson did his Airforce basic at Lackland 2 yrs ago. Is in Intellengence at Gordon in Georgia. They make us proud don't they?

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    Congratulations for her. My daughter graduated high school last June and went straight from high school to Army bootcamp. She will lose the lip ring (and any other piercings.. those are history too for training and then on work days). They go from glamorous to .. heros in all of one day. No make up, everyones hair is exactly the same. They are too tired to care too which is awfully good. I know you are proud of her. A scary time to enlist and for each one that does I hope everyone says a prayer of thanks for the selfless gift they give in the name of our country.

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    She is trying to get her older sister to join. She is in her first year of college. She may very well go to as she is already running out of money. Books are almost as high prices as tuition. :-P

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    My son is a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol. It is a program funded by the Air Force. What an opportunity for young people to experience. He is learning how to fly at age 13 and could actually have his pilots license by the time he graduates high school. It gives him the opportunity to experience the military way but can open many, many doors for him. I will be joining in the spring. They are considered the first responders in emergency situations. My specialty will be in Search and Rescue, learning how to use GPS systems and locating downed aircraft, missing persons, etc. I will learn how to observe the locations from the air craft and scan the area for different situations. It is such a cool program for almost nothing/yr. It is a volunteer program for the most part. You have to be at least 12 yrs old to join that's it. I know your Granddaughter will learn and experience so much with the Air Force. I am excited for her.

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