Posted on Aug 12, 2014
TSgt Terry Hudson
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Recently I heard that the MTI's aren't even allowed to yell at trainees any more. I've heard a lot more timeout cards, random base liberty and a lot more. What are your thoughts? Do you think this is affecting the people wanting to volunteer for MTI Duty?
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Yes the Air Force should tighten their reins and toughen up BMT. Quit treating everything like a business and more like a military branch. Then maybe there would be more es·prit de corps within the AF. Take some pointers from the Corps and yes I suppose the Army too.
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TSgt Terry Hudson
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AGREED!!!
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I agree with you 100% MSgt. The pipeliners I saw while TDY at Sheppard AFB for tech school had absolutely no disipline. I think the Air Force BMT should pull the slack out of the reins a bit.
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Lmao @ I suppose the Army too, funny thing is I always hear soldiers and marines say " I shoulda joined the air force"...


Wheres this espirit de corps in the Army you speak of...still trying to find it...
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Col Joseph Lenertz
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Agree. The pride you feel in an accomplishment is directly related to it's difficulty. It has gotten too soft and the pendulum needs to swing back.
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All jokes aside, the Air Force may be too soft in general to the rest of us but clearly they are doing something right.
In general,
they're happier
they have more freedom
they honor good ideas regardless of the rank of the person
they are well-mannered and polite
they have better...well...everything.
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SSgt (Join to see) - Still could have corrected him lol
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SSgt (Join to see) - Unfortunately I don't feel it's my place any longer. It kills me too.
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unfortunately most that I have seen personally do not have better waistlines...
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SP5 Peter Keane
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MAJ Jim Woods - And in Viet Nam they had flushing toilets.
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I just graduated BMT in January 2nd of 2015, and I can guarantee that the "stress card" or the "time out card" are not real things. Also with the rumors of no yelling or cursing, yelling is definitely still a part of AF BMT. Fellow trainees and I were yelled at daily for the first 2 or 3 weeks, then its slowed down from there as we got more accustomed to BMT life and AF customs etc... AF PT was not as hard as I was expecting when I enlisted, but we were on mandatory PT 7 days a week, weather that was squadron PT or PT on your own (one by threes, pushups when waiting to go into chow hall, punishment PT etc). The AF BMT may be easier than some of the other branches, but it taught me how important a healthy diet, exercise, and respecting any rank above you, even if its AB to AMN. It may just depend on the mentality of the Airmen that go through BMT that causes disrespect, not the program itself.
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TSgt Terry Hudson
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Thanks for the input.
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TSgt Joe C.
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I never even heard of those things. I worked w many a MTIs while at CBRN (Warrior Week/BEAST)...never remembered anyone throwing that out there. I certainly appreciate the honest feedback A1C (Join to see)!
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