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    I am a volunteer, 21 year old female who has had two kids.

    I am now rucking 30lbs in three miles and running the 2 miles in 14 min. What do I need to know for AIT?? How can I better prepare myself for "the Suck" in TX?

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    Most important, is who is going to take care of your #1 and #2 responsibilites (those kids). And who is going to fill the void in their life when/if mommy becomes dead/nonfuctional.

    It isn't a job. And it isn't a life for mommies with minor kids.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by fireinfo10 View Post
      Most important, is who is going to take care of your #1 and #2 responsibilites (those kids). And who is going to fill the void in their life when/if mommy becomes dead/nonfuctional.

      It isn't a job. And it isn't a life for mommies with minor kids.
      Well my husband goes over seas every 3 months for 9 months and that is not a good job for a father or a husband but we make it work. We have a family care plan if I die we have a family care plan if my husband dies. We could both die like that or crossing the street so telling me it is not a job for a mother with minor kids is just non sense.

      I have been a firefighter for 2 years and we have made it work and I am going to be a firefighter in the US Army and we are going to make it work.

      I just wanted advice on AIT and not how to be a mother..

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fireinfo10 View Post
        It isn't a job. And it isn't a life for mommies with minor kids.
        No more nor less than it is for daddies with minor kids.
        "Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"
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        • #5
          Originally posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
          No more nor less than it is for daddies with minor kids.
          Thank You .....

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          • #6
            suggest you post under federal a few doors down, if you are asking about the firefighting school in san angelo

            also check , somewhere on there is a forum also

            http://www.dodfire.com/index.htm


            http://www.dodfire.net/forum/login.a...et=default.asp

            also check you tube there are some san angelo videos of the training
            put in goodfellow air force and goodfellow firefighter, it shows some of the pt



            If you are already a firefighter you should not have much trouble, especially after you have gone through army boot camp
            Last edited by fire49; 02-21-2011, 06:18 PM.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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            • #7
              http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117692
              Last edited by fire49; 02-21-2011, 06:15 PM.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PlaceM View Post
                I am a volunteer, 21 year old female who has had two kids.

                I am now rucking 30lbs in three miles and running the 2 miles in 14 min. What do I need to know for AIT?? How can I better prepare myself for "the Suck" in TX?
                Are you going active? I spent six years in the army and never met or saw an active duty firefighter. I thought they fazed out the Mos on the active side.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AJ770 View Post
                  Are you going active? I spent six years in the army and never met or saw an active duty firefighter. I thought they fazed out the Mos on the active side.
                  There most definitely are active duty firefighters still. The have them here at Ft Campbell, also Ft Leonard Ft Bragg uses them also..

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PlaceM View Post
                    There most definitely are active duty firefighters still. The have them here at Ft Campbell, also Ft Leonard Ft Bragg uses them also..
                    Cool didn't know they were still around.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PlaceM View Post
                      There most definitely are active duty firefighters still. The have them here at Ft Campbell, also Ft Leonard Ft Bragg uses them also..
                      However they are being rapidly phased out in favor of civilian FF's. Most Army enlisted FF's these days spend 90% of their time in places with a lot of sand, with rifles in their hands performing convoy escort duty.
                      "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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                      • #12
                        To get back to the original purpose of this conversation... You said you're all ready rucking and running. You're off to a great start. I can't tell you how many young/new soldiers start basic training thinking, "The Army will get me in shape...." True though that statement is, the Army IMPROVES the physical state you are all ready in. If you suck, the Army will get you to pass the APFT; if you're in good shape to begin with, the Army will help you EXCEL physically.

                        The typical standard pack weight is 45 lbs and you want to maintain a 20:00/mile pace ~ 3 mph. (Now most skill badge schools such as Air Assault want and hold you to a 4 mph or 15:00/mile pace with 45+ lbs).

                        As for running, google search APFT score chart. You should see a couple results that break down the APFT by gender, age and raw score you achieve in 2 minutes for Push ups and Sit ups, and your 2 mile run time. The minimum EVERY soldier needs to achieve is 60% IN EVERY EVENT. The absolute mimimum score you should achieve is 180. Normally units strive for their soldiers to achieve 240 or better (80% in every event). As a female running 2 miles in 14:00 all ready, you're off to a fantastic start. So keep up the good work.

                        Most important thing to remember is to never quit, stay calm when stressed and always think your decisions through. I can guarantee you that some Drill or instructor is going to ask you, 'PRIVATE! WHY THE HELL DID YOU DO THAT?!' It's probably a really good idea to have a response better than, 'I don't know..'

                        Best of Luck to you!

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                        • #13
                          [QUOTE=PlaceM;1249559]I am now rucking 30lbs in three miles and running the 2 miles in 14 min. /QUOTE]

                          sounds like your set. Makes me tired reading that. I can barely run 1.5 miles in 14 minutes.

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                          • #14
                            12M Army FF

                            San Angelo is rough. Straight forward. We started with around 30 in my class and finished with about 18. I don't say this to scare you, I just want you to know how important being physically able to perform is, it's pass/fail to earn the badge on the FF Challenge. My best advice is to put on a 50 lb. weight vest and just hit the stair climber. Try 1 min. then 2 min. then keep going until your burnt. It will help, trust me. If you can pass the challenge, you will get the best training of your life at the #1 Fire academy in the country. Good luck.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AJ770 View Post
                              Cool didn't know they were still around.
                              Ft.leonard wood utilizes DOD firefighters, im pretty sure they have a couple active but there being fazed out of AD.

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