Hello, I'm looking to enlist and hopefully go into pararescue. I know that I need to pass a physical fitness exam first. I'm in decent shape already.
How long should I take to get ready for the physical fitness exam? And what should I be doing to get ready for it?
I plan on joining Pararescue after I go to college,you have to be able to swim 25 meters (length of a basketball court) in one breath so you should work on that if you can. You should run everyday and try to run 1.5 miles in 10:30 min.or less.Do push ups to gain upper body strength, you will need it to do 50 push ups in under 2:00 minutes. Good luck
Dont train for the PAST...train THROUGH the PAST. What I mean by this is that the PAST is VERY easy compared to day to day at PJ school. It will depend on how good of shape you are in to tell you how long it should take to train up. Learn to Ruck and work on water confidence drills. You can find a lot of good stuff on pararescue dot com.
Indeed as Maverick said...the PAST is but a joke(not for me though ) or a competitive thing once your in the pipeline...you'll be beasted far beyond that of PAST standards...that's why 95% of folks shouldn't even apply...it is what is is..
Here is the just recent implemented volunteer statement of understanding all trying to get a PJ GTEP contact are now required to sign.
Here is same for SERE:
Same for TACP:
Same for EOD:
FACT SHEET: EOD SPECIALIST VOLUNTEER
Congratulations on your decision to volunteer for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist career field. This document is provided to ensure that your decision to volunteer for EOD Specialist duties is as well-informed as possible. Your signature on this document acknowledges you have discussed each topic with your recruiter, viewed the EOD DVD and understands each statement.
1. I have viewed the EOD Specialist recruiting DVD and all of my questions have been answered to my satisfaction.
2. Immediately following basic military training, I will attend the EOD Preliminary School. The purpose of the EOD Preliminary Course is to introduce me to the EOD Specialist career field and assess my potential for success as an EOD Specialist. The EOD Preliminary Course lasts 10 days and is conducted on Lackland AFB, Texas. Following completion of the EOD Preliminary School I will be sent to Navy School EOD (NAVSCHOLEOD) at Eglin AFB, FL. This joint service school consists of six months of intense training. This is followed with the AF Unique EOD Course, 15 days in length.
3. EOD is a highly demanding career field requiring personal commitment and dedication. Not everyone will make it through our demanding program due to academic or other reasons. If for some reason I am unable to complete training, I understand that I may be re-classified to another Air Force Specialty per the needs of the Air Force, regardless of my personal desire, or possibly separated from the Air Force.
4. I understand that during my EOD Specialist training and throughout my EOD Specialist’s career, I may conduct duties outdoors in remote locations, and sometimes in extreme weather conditions.
5. I understand that EOD Specialist duties will require me to be responsible for others’ learning and safety in challenging conditions. I understand the primary duties associated with the EOD specialty include, but are not limited to; the use and handling of explosives, the detection, identification, render-safe, recovery, field evaluation and disposal of damaged aircraft, improvised explosive devices (IED), nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional ordnance which has been fired, dropped, or placed, and has failed to detonate and as such constitutes a hazard to military and civilian personnel, installations, or material. I will be expected to display and learn responsibility, attention to detail, communication skills and leadership. I volunteer to perform these duties.
6. I understand that primary EOD Specialist duties do not include direct combat (engaging an enemy face-to-face); however, EOD Specialists do deploy to combat zones throughout the world and as a result may be exposed to threatening combat situations.
7. I understand that I am not required to have a driver’s license to enter the EOD Specialist career field. However, I will be required to operate government vehicles and as a result I will be required to obtain a driver’s license within six months of arriving at my first duty station.
Again, congratulations on your decision to volunteer for the EOD Specialist career field.
It will be challenges like you’ve never experienced but the rewards will be unequalled!
We look forward to you joining us as one of America’s combat Airmen.
EOD Specialist Candidate Signature/Date: ____________________________
Recruiter Signature/Date: ___________________________________________[/quote]
Nothing for CCT yet, but word is it's expected any day now.
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