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    So I just joined the raaf any experiences would be great especially with wait times between appointments.
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    Congratulations to you!
    My sister joined two years ago with a graduate qualification so went in as an officer. She worked the last two years in a normal hospital (paid by raaf) and is just at officer training school in Sale Vic now. Training sounds hard core and I don't think I could do it but she is quite determined.
    I'm prob no help at all but just thought I'd say hi and congrats anyway and bump your post again.

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    Congratulations I think. I have a family member in the RAAF who lived with me when they joined. How do you think you are going to get through basic training pregnant?

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    TTC has been put on hold as the stress was killing us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlerayofsunshine View Post
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    So I just joined the raaf any experiences would be great especially with wait times between appointments.
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    What mustering have you chosen? Basic training is pretty much the same for everyone, but your mustering dictates your experience . Have you actually gotten your acceptance letter? Our are you still waiting?

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    Oh, sorry, my mistake.

    Are you aiming for a specific position? Basic training is pretty hard, even for my family member who was competing in their sport at an international level. If you don't already, take up running. I don't say that as a metaphor, but really so that you take up running. You are required to complete a certain distance in a set time.

    I assume you have all the support of your dh. You are going to need it. Basic training pushes a lot of people to the edge. You are continually tired, missing your loved ones and pushed to your physical limit. As soon as you get your rank (eg. ACW-number) you can practice saying your name and rank in one exhalation so you can pass the tear gas test- and yes, you get to do it with real tear gas. Have fun and you can practice cleaning your house to military standards in the meantime (not a hair or piece of fluff anywhere including the soles of your shoes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opinionated View Post
    As soon as you get your rank (eg. ACW-number) you can practice saying your name and rank in one exhalation so you can pass the tear gas test- and yes, you get to do it with real tear gas.
    Actually, that's not true anymore. They haven't gassed recruits in Wagga for quite a while now (something to do with the bunker needing upgrading).

    Anyway, semantics side lol... She's right. Hit the ground running. PT at rookies will be one of the most physically strenuous thing you'll ever do.
    And the cleaning thing? Oh my goodness. Get used to being retentive about cleaning. Seriously. Lol.


 

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