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What's a good weight lifting schedule for the summer for a 17yr old that's going into the air force?

What's a good weight lifting schedule for the summer for a 17yr old that's going into the air force?

3-4 times per week: All the armed services require a high level of fitness in order to succeed. You are to be commended for trying to maximize your fitness prior to going on active duty. Vary the muscle groups you work throughout the week. Endurance and strength are both important to obtain. Weightlifting 3-4 times per week is fine. Talk to your recruiter for more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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In what ways can I lose weight in order to join the air force?

Here are some ways: Check this site for info specific to training for usaf: http://www.Military.Com/military-fitness/air-force-fitness-requirements/air-force-basic-military-training-fitness-test. To lose weight keep up your physical activity & insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Weight training can help build muscle which helps to increase your metabolic rate. Aerobic activity will burn calories. ...Read more

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Can you still join the air force with minor scoliosis?

Can you still join the  air force with minor scoliosis?

Yes: This may depend on the actual degree of your curve but as a general rule minor scoliosis should not restrict your activities or occupation. ...Read more

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Can you join the air force if you have a vp shunt?

Can you join the air force if you have a vp shunt?

Unlikely : You can speak to a recruiter to make sure, but I would doubt it. The primary reason is that a shunt malfunction requires emergent surgical treatment and the evaluation of a shunt requires advanced imaging modalities such as a CT scan. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want to join the air force but have bad vision. Will getting lasik surgery impede my acceptance?

I want to join the air force but have bad vision. Will getting lasik surgery impede my acceptance?

No it should not: I suggest reviewing what the requirements are for the air force prior to undergoing the surgery. You would like to specifically confirm that doing lasik (versus prk) will not disqualify you from the air force and what must be the uncorrected and best corrected vision after surgery to still qualify. I suggest showing that paperwork to the surgeon and make sure they are comfortable filling out. ...Read more

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I am currently trying to join the air force, but they require me to remove a mole that is deformed. What can I do?

I am currently trying to join the air force, but they require me to remove a mole that is deformed. What can I do?

Gi see your doctor: Your doctor can remove the mole for you. It is simple to excise it and it can be done by any phisician or surgeon or you can seek expert help from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could you join the air force with sickle cell disease?

Could you join the air force with sickle cell disease?

No: This would be found on the initial screening. Flying with sickle disease could be incapacitating and might even be lethal. If all else failed, the condition would certainly arise early in service time and you would be discharged for falsification of the application. ...Read more

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Can you join the air force if you have a sickle cell disease?

No: All branches of military service Prohibit the enlistment of individuals with sickle cell disease. Persons with sickle trait can serve, however, . ...Read more

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Is it possible to join the air force with sickle cell disease?

No!: Interestingly, i answered this question twice yesterday! no, all branches of military service defer persons with sickle cell disease from enlisting. ...Read more

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