Got a friend that is fixing to enlist in the USAF AD and was wondering if anyone can fail the obstacle course and fail basic because of this and what is the BEAST the thing that replaced warrior week like.
Yup, that is pretty much it, for the Corps at least. Can't comment on the BEAST thing, maybe they are trying to make it like the Crucible? But you sign a contract for a period of time, and the military is going to try to get their time. I think the max time someone can spend at Marine boot camp is 12 months, if you can't make it through by then, they give you and administrative seperation. I'm sure whatever the AF equivalent to a DI is, will make it their mission to make sure your friend can pass the obstacle course if he has problems with it.I went to Marine boot camp, not AF Basic, but I think in this matter, it should be the same. If you failed a physical test or went overweight, you were sent to pork chop platoon. When you met the requirements, you joined up with a platoon that is in a phase where you left off. If you failed a segment of training, you were dropped back a week to a platoon behind and you repeated the training. You can't really fail out of boot camp/basic...you'll just keep getting dropped back until you do make it. I knew a guy who was in boot camp for 9 months!
Except that the Army's a little short-handed right now, so you have Airmen and sailors driving in convoys and doing other jobs the Army can't do--thus driving the changes to basic training (at least on our side).In defense of the Air Force...almost every airman ends up working in a technical field that doesn't call for much martial or physical training :smile: