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My Nephew will be graduating from AF

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Alchemy, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Alchemy

    Alchemy Senior Member

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    basic training sometime in July. My brother will be attending,
    and is under the impression that the AF will provide free
    housing for the families in attendence.

    IDK where he came up with this idea, but I find it very hard
    to believe. Back in my day the family got hotel rooms on
    their own dime. I find it hard to believe that the government
    will be providing free housing for the graduates families.

    For those of you that are more up on this subject than me.
    I would appreciate your input. Thank you.
     
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    okie GT Mayor

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    Many congrats to your Nephew, Rick. Thank him for his service for me:patriot::usaf:
     

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    Negitive. The USAF will NOT be paying for hotel/motel rooms at gradution time.

    It is up to the attendees to secure something off-post.
     
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    they do have hotels on base that you can get at decent rates but you must get them early or else they will be all sold.
     
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    Lackland AFB does have a hotel but I was under the impression you had to be military to stay there
     
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    Alchemy Senior Member

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    This is pretty much what I thought myself. On another note.
    he called his father and said that he wasn't having
    trouble with the PT, but was having difficulity with the head-
    games and was fed up with it.

    When he wen't in he thought that it would be just like
    football practice :upeyes:. Considerating the way that he
    was raised im glad that he is getting some of that smart ***
    smirk attitude slapped out of him. Thank's for the responses.
     
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    Congrats too him. Used to be you could reserve rooms in temp quarters for family, but af member had to do it. Don't believe a basic trainee can do it. 23 years active duty, now retired.

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    Yeah, he will come out of this a new man. It was great for me. Yeah I have a feeling it will be nothing like football practice...
     
  9. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    There was more head games than I was expecting in Basic.

    The nice thing is, after basic, that's all gone.
    Yeah, you have to follow "the rules", like hat on, short hair, don't keep your hands in your pockets, jacket zipped up at least 3/4 way, and stuff, but that's no biggie.

    I did 5 years... might have considered more, but in my specialty (this is early 80s), the *ONLY* stateside base I could be assigned to was Offut, in Omaha, NE. I would have spent another 15 years going from overseas back to Offut, etc.

    Ummmmm.... no thanks.
     
  10. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    Air Force basic training is pretty much enhanced day care. He is lucky he did not chose another branch of service.
     
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    I've been on a lot of AF bases (retired in 1992) and I've never seen a hotel on any of them.

    Most do have visitors quarters, but they are for VIPs and visiting officers, and are always full.

    People attending a basic training graduation will be lucky to even find a seat to sit in unless they're active duty military or someone special.
     
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    That's a very ignorant and disrespectful thing to say about the world's greatest
    and most powerful Air Force.

    Implying that his nephew wouldn't make it in another branch of service is equally disrespectful and ignorant.

    Now try to pass it off as a joke and tell me to lighten up.
    Give it your best try.

    :steamed:
     
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  13. faawrenchbndr

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    Wait a minute,.........."off-post"? This ain't the Army.:tongueout:

    Will need to find off-base lodging. Congrats to your Nephew! :patriot:
     
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    I have never been to a military post that did not have a hotel. Even the tiny ones like the Navy Supply Corps School or Dobbins Air Reserve Base had lodging. Any large base will probably have multiple buildings (though usualy with only one centralized check-in location). It doesn't matter what rank you are or whether you are on official business, or whether you are active-duty or national guard. The only requirement is that you are in the military (or otherwise eligible). These rooms are significantly cheaper than civilian hotel rooms and usually high quality.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    Hey, at least I capitalized the A and F!


    Dude, Air Force basic training is a joke, deal with it.
     
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    Thank your Nephew for his future service for me! Wise choice to go into the Air Force. I spent 24+ years in the Air Force and I miss the life style. Sorry to say, but the AF won't pick up the tab for the hotel.
     
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    "Dude"? What are you, 13 years old?

    Do you have a source for this asinine statement?
    Any documentation to back it up or is it just your opinion?

    I didn't think it was a joke, and neither do the thousands
    who go through it each year.

    Please provide supporting evidence to back up your ridiculous
    statement or STFU.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    hold up your blue card if this thread is getting to tough for you
     
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    That's your response?:rofl:
     
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    When was the last time you were in USAF BMT?


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