"Is This Unusual?" Topic
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|enfant perdus||17 Apr 2014 1:48 p.m. PST|
I was out and about today and my eye was drawn to a young lady in uniform. Now, there are plenty of folk from all five branches in the area, so it wasn't the uni that caught my attention, nor was it that she was attractive, 'cause she wasn't. Rather, it was the fact that she was
As in, smokeyroan dream girl material. I'd estimate she was at least 60lbs overweight, with no clear indication of pregnancy.
She was Air Force, wearing ABUs and here's where it gets, I think, stranger; she was an A1C and she was wearing Master Parachutist Badge. I thought I didn't see it correctly at first, but dammit, there it was, with a wreathed star on top.
So, am I wrong in thinking that that's a rare qualification to be held by a USAF E-3?
| Saber6 ||17 Apr 2014 4:15 p.m. PST|
Yeah, wonder if she was real.
|Ron W DuBray ||17 Apr 2014 4:37 p.m. PST|
sounds like a surplus rig.
| John the OFM ||17 Apr 2014 5:06 p.m. PST|
|enfant perdus||17 Apr 2014 6:32 p.m. PST|
No, she really was active duty. No doubt about that. The weight thing
I dunno. I was just wondering if it was really unusual for her to have that qualification at that rank.
|Ed Mohrmann ||17 Apr 2014 8:29 p.m. PST|
She might have been a retread from the Army. There were
a couple of ex-Army and USMC types in one of the outfits
in which I served.
And one of the units in which I served, certain elements
had to be jump-qualified, though not at the Master
Surprised if she is that out of shape that she hasn't
been discharged. She might be on some sort of weight
|TNE2300||17 Apr 2014 10:56 p.m. PST|
|Rakkasan ||18 Apr 2014 4:29 p.m. PST|
USAF badges can look like parachutist wings at a glance and in the ACUs it is even more challenging.
It probably was one of the skill badges, examples of which can be found at this link:
|Mardaddy||21 Apr 2014 9:02 a.m. PST|
Echo TNE2300, I know that female Marines who had just been recently blessed with a child are given a set amount of time to lose the weight and get, "back within specifications," I am sure the USAF has the same policy.
I also know at least one good NCO who was pushing the upper weight edge (but still within regs), got pregnant, struggled and lost the fight to lose the weight within what the USMC considered reasonable time, and was discharged.
Or maybe our OP's USAF gal wanted to get out and never bothered trying to lose the weight after giving birth; seen that happen, too.
Ad in a circumstance like a possible retread (as mentioned), or mistaking the badge, I could see it.
|79thPA ||25 Apr 2014 6:02 p.m. PST|
You sure it wasn't a security police qual badge. A fiend of mine (army MP) was awarded an airforce SP qual badge and everyone was always confusing it with jump wings.
|john lacour ||28 Jun 2014 11:52 a.m. PST|
if she was that much of a whale, she was most likely a fake.
how tight were her abu's? they only have sizes so big, you know