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Apr. 12th, 2009 @ 03:04 pm Inquiry: Health Professions Scholarship Program

My name is Christina, I'm 22 years old and I'm thinking about applying for the Health Professions Scholarship Program with the Air Force. I was wondering if there was anyone in this comm that might have some insight into the program, the pros and cons of it or maybe some things that I should keep in mind while I'm talking with the AF recruiters.



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Apr. 15th, 2008 @ 02:04 pm ASBC
Who is going to ASBC 19 June - 1 Aug?
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Nose Art
Jan. 5th, 2008 @ 10:33 pm Base Assignments...
 Okay so I might be a tad bit late in asking, but for those FY08 commissionees...what base did you get? I got Eielson AFB, Alaska (my third choice), I'll be doing Logistic Readiness there.
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Nose Art
Nov. 6th, 2007 @ 05:21 am (no subject)
alright, i'm enlisted in the air national guard, and also a college sophomore.
i know, i want to get commissioned, and i'm pretty sure afrotc will be the easiest way to go.
is the process of getting a 2-year scholarship, extremely difficult?
i've been looking to apply at some minority serving schools, like cal state-frenso, or UNM if it makes the process easier.

anyone have any information about this?
let me know, thanks!
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Nov. 5th, 2007 @ 11:47 pm Training Accounts
Current Location: Pittsburgh
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Obviously details of AF training are not something to have roaming around the internet, but I was wondering if people knew of a place to find out what day-to-day is like (again, not fishing for details, more just like what areas do we study) for Intell officer trainees... I commission in April, and in truth I have no idea what to expect. I'm sure a lot of you in other AFSCs, especially those in AFSCs with training schools just after commissioning are curious... does anyone know of a way that we can find stuff like this out?

I suppose I could ask around the Det and see what they say, I was just curious what cadets from other Dets thought, particularly those going into Intell...
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Sep. 18th, 2007 @ 08:22 am Happy 60th Birthday!!
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Black and White
Aug. 11th, 2007 @ 09:27 pm For aspiring pilots/aircrew/fam flight (...ers?)
So this is a video of controlled hypoxia in the altitude chamber at Holloman from youtube. For aspiring pilots/aircrew/flying status people out there, you'll get to experience this pretty early in your career (since you have to do this to fly above 18kft).
For background, if you're unfamiliar, hypoxia is when you don't get enough oxygen in your system so you start shutting down. It happens in low pressure (high altitude) conditions and is associated with feelings of euphoria, drunkenness, numbness, air hunger, nausea, confusion, slow reactions, etc.
For the chamber, you're subject to 25kft pressure without your mask and given easy math/logic questions to answer. You'll hear the aircrew in the video tell the subject to gangload the regulators (switches up for max O2 output) + put his mask back on when his symptoms start getting bad.

If you're a cadet and there's an altitude chamber around that you can get to, I definitely recommend doing it because then you can hitch fam rides at local bases (esp around training bases) a lot more easily + it's just a crazy experience.

Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLQMupV3DLk
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Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 10:19 pm AFSCs
So we 2008 comissionees got our AFSCs this week...I got Logistic Readiness Officer...what did everyone else get? Any other loggies?
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Black and White
Apr. 21st, 2007 @ 03:32 pm Rest in Peace.
Va. Tech Shooting Victim was AFROTC cadet

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNEWS) -- An Air Force ROTC cadet was officially identified April 18 by Virginia Polytechnic Institute officials as one of the 32 students and faculty killed during the shooting incident at the school April 16.

Cadet Matthew La Porte was a sophomore in Air Force ROTC Detachment 875 and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

"Matthew was a professional and hardworking cadet who was dedicated to improving himself in the Air Force ROTC program," said Col. Dan Lentz, commander of ROTC Detachment 875. "He was working hard to prepare for ROTC field training this summer, and he was committed to serving as an officer in the Air Force when he graduated. We mourn his passing as we mourn all of the persons who lost their lives during the shootings. We offer our thoughts and prayers to all those who have suffered during this tragedy."

Cadet La Porte, from Dumont, N.J., also was a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Regimental Band, the Highty-Tighties, and served as his ROTC flight's physical fitness officer. He had earned an ROTC scholarship, majoring in political science.

"Our deepest sympathies are with Matthew's family and with the families of all the victims of this incident," said Brig. Gen. Alfred Flowers, commander of Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools, the parent organization for Air Force ROTC, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
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