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(NewsOK)   51-year-old woman graduates from Army boot camp. Don't even ask about the lawn   (newsok.com) divider line 8
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9089 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Feb 2012 at 11:43 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-02-22 02:08:58 PM  
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snuffydaman: Nurglitch: trekkiecougar: cryinoutloud: Mateorocks:

The thing that raises my eyebrow is she can't deploy because of her age; then why the fark are they letting her in the Army? Why have her qualify with her weapon? I mean she isn't going out to meet the enemy; sounds like her job should be done by a civilian.


I'll try to say this without being snarky, so please understand I'm asking seriously. Have you ever been on an Army post? I mean a full sized one with a motor pool that could fill a few football fields, hospital that is the tallest building on post, and acres and acres of supply depots? Army still needs quartermasters, mechanics, office workers, doctors/nurses/radiation techs, etc. Plus with all the bases we have around the world she may not 'deploy' but she could end up in Germany, Japan, whatever. I DNRTFA, but depending what she chose for her MOS she could be sorely needed in a job we'd never hire a local civilian for over seas, like overseeing ammunition and firearms or other sensitive items.

As I always understood it, all Army soldiers train with weapons and the other physical stuff because you could end up anywhere in the world and you never know when your HQ could get overrun, so its not so much about chances of deployment, it's prudence. That and it instills discipline in a lot of people who've never had it.
2012-02-22 06:09:32 PM  
1 votes:

snuffydaman: Nurglitch: trekkiecougar: cryinoutloud: Mateorocks: The basic training PT test passing thresholds for a 51-year-old woman must be pretty funny.
10 push ups in two minutes?
10 sit ups in two minutes?
2 mile run in under an hour?


51 Year Old Female
Minimum Run time 2 miles: 24 minutes
Minimum Push-Ups: 10
Minimum Sit-ups: 32


The thing that raises my eyebrow is she can't deploy because of her age; then why the fark are they letting her in the Army? Why have her qualify with her weapon? I mean she isn't going out to meet the enemy; sounds like her job should be done by a civilian.

No worries though, we will just keep sending the same Soldiers over and over again. Thanks for the help "Marine Mom"



During 90s they turned the military into a job corps for single parents and basic training for all the services into a co-ed summer camp experience (Except for the Marine Corps and the combat arms OUST for the Army)

I think that pregnant service memebers and single parents have done more harm to military readiness than the gheys ever will.

I do not believe that motherhood and being a professional military person are compatible; either the children or the military suffers. Or more often both suffer. Pick one or the other women because the military is one place where you really canot have it all.

One of these days the social engineering crowd wil realize that the military is not like a 9-5 job at Whole Foods or and assembly line job at GM but a special social organization as well as profession with uniques demands placed upon those who wish to be a part of it. There is a reason it has its own justice system.
2012-02-22 01:44:21 PM  
1 votes:
"The thing that raises my eyebrow is she can't deploy because of her age; then why the fark are they letting her in the Army? Why have her qualify with her weapon? I mean she isn't going out to meet the enemy; sounds like her job should be done by a civilian."

Regulations, no doubt, require she have weapon skills. There's nothing wrong with recruiting for people to do office work. I suspect a member of the services is cheaper than a civilian and has already proven her willingness and ability to get up early, show up on time, follow orders, and get the job done without a lot of whingeing.
2012-02-22 01:20:33 PM  
1 votes:

Nurglitch: trekkiecougar: cryinoutloud: Mateorocks: The basic training PT test passing thresholds for a 51-year-old woman must be pretty funny.
10 push ups in two minutes?
10 sit ups in two minutes?
2 mile run in under an hour?


51 Year Old Female
Minimum Run time 2 miles: 24 minutes
Minimum Push-Ups: 10
Minimum Sit-ups: 32


The thing that raises my eyebrow is she can't deploy because of her age; then why the fark are they letting her in the Army? Why have her qualify with her weapon? I mean she isn't going out to meet the enemy; sounds like her job should be done by a civilian.

No worries though, we will just keep sending the same Soldiers over and over again. Thanks for the help "Marine Mom"
2012-02-22 12:37:36 PM  
1 votes:

trekkiecougar: cryinoutloud: Mateorocks: The basic training PT test passing thresholds for a 51-year-old woman must be pretty funny.
10 push ups in two minutes?
10 sit ups in two minutes?
2 mile run in under an hour?

I'm probably in better shape than you are, junior. But keep pounding on that keyboard if it makes you feel better.

I second that, cryinoutloud!

I've been seriously running for 4 years now. My average mile time is 11 mins 47 secs (my short runs are 6 - 8 miles and my long runs are 10-14 miles). Most mornings I do 50 sit-ups and 40 pushups (takes about 3 -4 minutes for all).

/yeah get off my lawn
//47 year old geezer
///old geezers unite!!!


To be fair, a cougar that gets out of shape will starve to death if it can't run down its prey.
2012-02-22 12:31:48 PM  
1 votes:
I have a cousin who loves camouflage. He'd buy everything if it came in Mossy Oak.

I assume he thinks it is slimming. Personally, I don't see it.
2012-02-22 12:03:38 PM  
1 votes:
She had to apply three times and she had to put up with a ton of shiat, but when she threatened to resign, they gave it to her. The next youngest girl in her class was half her age. They must have thought she was some far-out old woman humping it over that course. I did it when I was 19 and it damn near wasted me. A tough motherfarker. She finished. She could have gone for Admiral, but she went for herself instead.
2012-02-22 11:52:54 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA: "Everybody in the world thinks I am a total nutcase," she told AFPS.

Lady, most people in the world don't give a fark what you do.
 
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