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  • Originally posted by Firedawg1983 View Post

    Govx.com if you are a veteran. Roguefitness.com if you are not. Got mine on govx and it has helped tremendously
    Amazon backpack is not a good idea in my opinion because the weight is not distributed evenly. Plus it might put a strain on your back. Buy 80lb vest start low and increase 4-5lb a week. I Started at 40lb

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    • Originally posted by Rickjk91 View Post

      If you wanna cheap out get a backpack and toss some weights in it while doing stairmaster
      That’s an excellent way to mess up your back. Passed my CPAT last year. Just bite the bullet and get a cheap vest online somewhere.

      i bought a 60 lb vest from Target, trained for a month with it, then returned it

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      • Has anyone that processed earlier this month heard anything on their BI?

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        • Originally posted by Acura05 View Post
          That’s an excellent way to mess up your back. Passed my CPAT last year. Just bite the bullet and get a cheap vest online somewhere.

          i bought a 60 lb vest from Target, trained for a month with it, then returned it
          Cheap as Hell lol Think of it more as an investment, you don’t only need to buy it to pass the CPAT, keep it, use it.

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          • Originally posted by hcc2323 View Post
            Has anyone that processed earlier this month heard anything on their BI?
            I processed March 6th, haven’t heard a thing. Had a complete packet along with CPAT

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            • Originally posted by GoingToThe_Moon View Post

              Cheap as Hell lol Think of it more as an investment, you don’t only need to buy it to pass the CPAT, keep it, use it.
              I agree it is an investment. I spent like 250 bucks on mine and well worth it. Used to wear it every day at the gym now since they are all closed for the time being I wear it every other day at work.

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              • Originally posted by Lucky10508 View Post
                Hey guys been checking the forum for awhile to gather info. This forum seems to have very credible people with great info. I took the test back in 14 and have been waiting for a call, my question is do they call numbers in order? I’m non preference 33** Like some other people on here I just want to make sure I didn’t miss an email or slip through the cracks. Stay Safe out there.
                I am around that number, if you get an email can you circle back here? I will do the same.

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                • Originally posted by GoingToThe_Moon View Post

                  Cheap as Hell lol Think of it more as an investment, you don’t only need to buy it to pass the CPAT, keep it, use it.
                  In retrospect since all the gyms are closed I wish I would’ve kept it

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                  • Any word on CPS 4400's?

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                    • I know things right now are probably backed up at the offices, but has anyone been waiting a long time to get called in for their medical evaluation ( which I believe is final part of processing ) ?

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                      • Originally posted by TS_01 View Post
                        I know things right now are probably backed up at the offices, but has anyone been waiting a long time to get called in for their medical evaluation ( which I believe is final part of processing ) ?
                        Had a friend call and spoke with HR regarding next wave of medical and they told him sometime in May he will be contacted

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                        • Originally posted by TS_01 View Post
                          I know things right now are probably backed up at the offices, but has anyone been waiting a long time to get called in for their medical evaluation ( which I believe is final part of processing ) ?
                          I’ve been waiting, I processed nov14 had BI come out near the end of January did everything he asked and he said he was handing my portfolio back to HR. He contacted me yesterday asking to explain a speeding ticket from 2015 . ??? I’m just wondering if he ever gave my portfolio back or has been holding on to it.

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                          • Originally posted by Firedawg1983 View Post

                            Had a friend call and spoke with HR regarding next wave of medical and they told him sometime in May he will be contacted
                            When did your friend process, when did he call?

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                            • Originally posted by Firerock42 View Post

                              I’ve been waiting, I processed nov14 had BI come out near the end of January did everything he asked and he said he was handing my portfolio back to HR. He contacted me yesterday asking to explain a speeding ticket from 2015 . ??? I’m just wondering if he ever gave my portfolio back or has been holding on to it.
                              May have had to send your application in for review, then they caught something that wanted an explanation. I’m in the same boat. Waiting to hear for medical scheduling.

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                              • Originally posted by Anxiousguy2 View Post

                                When did your friend process, when did he call?
                                I believe he processed November 14th. I would have to confirm that. He called 2 weeks ago.

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