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#58589 - Thu Jul 21 2011 20:29 PM PJ Iron man past test
NvrQuit Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 16 2011
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Hey had a quick question. So i qualified for pj on my past test a few days ago. im taking it again in a week to try and get iron man because i came pretty close to getting it. what happens/means if i get iron man? possible early ship out date?

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#58591 - Fri Jul 22 2011 09:12 AM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: NvrQuit]
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I don't know all the benefits, but I do know that the better the PAST score the sooner you may be able to ship. If you are willing to "quick-ship", and a guy fails his EAD (final PAST before BMT), recruiters go to the quick-ship list and fill that slot with the guy with the best PAST...so, if you want to ship quickly, it's good to have a better than minimum PAST score.

Good luck.
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#58592 - Fri Jul 22 2011 11:05 AM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: NvrQuit]
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Registered: Sun Jun 05 2011
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Loc: Southeast Michigan
good to know, thanks for posting

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#58598 - Fri Jul 22 2011 18:42 PM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: NvrQuit]
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Registered: Mon May 09 2011
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Loc: Las Vegas, NV
NvrQuit, if I may add. To those who dont know the Iron man standards they are

500m swim: 8:45
1.5 mile: 9:30
pull ups: 13
sit ups: 65
push ups: 60

These were what they were last I heard

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#58600 - Fri Jul 22 2011 19:38 PM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: Cyclone]
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Loc: NC
With consistant/deticated training i believe all pj trainess can acheieve these iron man standards (and beyond) which Cyclone has posted. hard work really does pay off.
thanks for the standards

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#58636 - Tue Jul 26 2011 18:59 PM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: NvrQuit]
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Registered: Thu Jun 16 2011
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Loc: Utah
I thought the slowest possible 1.5 time was 9:47 per the new PAST standards?

EDIT: after re-reading the minimum req for the past i think your numbers are a bit off, i find it odd that beating the maximum run time by 17 sec, beating the cal minimums by only 10 on sit ups, 8 for pushups, and 3 for pull ups would qualify as "ironman" stats. but idk maybe my logic is severely flawed.


Edited by knucklehead (Tue Jul 26 2011 19:25 PM)

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#60214 - Tue Feb 07 2012 16:46 PM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: NvrQuit]
ltiner Offline
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Registered: Sun May 23 2010
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Loc: Las Vegas , NV
I just recently passed the PAST with ironman standards (the listed numbers seem pretty accurate except the swim time but it could be right) and I received no benefit however, my recruiter mentioned that it gave her some kind of bonus.

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#60216 - Tue Feb 07 2012 18:59 PM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: ltiner]
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Registered: Tue Jan 25 2011
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Loc: Los Angeles
I think there would only be a benefit if you were trying to leave a soon as possible. If not then it doesn't really matter. Since Iron Man standards are good for being on the quick ship list as TE has noted above

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#60217 - Tue Feb 07 2012 19:30 PM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: NvrQuit]
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Registered: Wed Apr 20 2011
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Loc: Hubbard, Ohio
The flight chief of my recruiting squadron explained to me that the Iron man standards are just for bumping those in DEP higher on the waiting list for a training slot to CCSC/PJ Indoctrination. The way they look at is that those who can meet the Iron man standards deserve a traing slot over those who are not in as good of physical shape. This effected me (I do have my GTEP now) a guy who came into our DEP at a later date then myself hit the Iron man standards on his first offical PAST and skiped over me and the others in DEP and recieved a date for BMT relitivaly quickly. I believe thats the main reason. I also see it as a good way to give ST hopefuls a goal to reach before leaving to BMT. Thats what ive been trying for i can hit all the standards except the run now.
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#60571 - Mon Mar 12 2012 10:17 AM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: NvrQuit]
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Registered: Thu Sep 22 2011
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Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Not sure if anyone has an idea, but how often do 'quick-ships' happen? As in, how often do people fail their EAD? My recruiter thinks the chances are pretty slim. He's predicting an estimated ship date around July, which means I probably wouldn't be seeing Indoc until FY 13 if I'm reading things right frown Not that I would complain about more training time, but it's already been ~7 months since I walked into the recruiter's office and I'm ready to get moving!

I killed my PAST and the recruiter said something about my numbers being good for our 'squadron.' Not sure what a squadron encompasses though...can anyone enlighten me on that point? Google hasn't helped too much. Edit: Nevermind, found it - http://www.rs.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6494

Also, the recruiter administering my PAST showed me his official looking sheet with the 'Ironman' standards. 8:45 swim, 9:30 Run, 13 Pull, 70 Sit, 70 Push


Edited by Sandbox (Mon Mar 12 2012 11:06 AM)
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#60575 - Mon Mar 12 2012 16:51 PM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: NvrQuit]
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Registered: Sun May 23 2010
Posts: 8
Loc: Las Vegas , NV
I was able to apply for a quick ship that left on the 3/6. When asked I jumped at the opportunity without any hesitation but by the time my recruiter submitted my paperwork someone else had already taken the slot. The good news is that I got my slot yesterday for July 17 (although it sucks its so far away) maybe I'll see you there.

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#60668 - Wed Mar 21 2012 10:36 AM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: NvrQuit]
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Registered: Tue Jan 03 2012
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Loc: Kansas
I'm not taking the PAST until May. I really want to go to indoc this year but it is sounding like it takes some time to get into a class. Kinda sucks but I guess that means I'll just PT more, Ironman stats seem pretty easy the only thing is the swim for me, only been swimming for 4 months. But I guess if I want to get out this year I'll have to speed it up some more...As always, good info here.
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#60765 - Thu Mar 29 2012 09:51 AM Re: PJ Iron man past test [Re: BrianBeatty87]
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Registered: Mon Aug 29 2011
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Loc: CT, U.S.A.
Grab the Total Immersion book from this site. I enlisted in October 2011. I had to teach myself how to swim (correctly) for my PAS test in January. I did the 500m in 9:57. Nothings impossible.
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