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#59935 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:48 AM ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret
Determination_never_quits Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
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Loc: Texas,U.S.A
Im 25 (i know old haha) im just wondering how old can i be before I have to retire cause I would love to serve at least 20 plus yrs any help would be great
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#59936 - Mon Jan 09 2012 09:14 AM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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I'm with ya brother. Ill be 25 this year. When I get home to a computer ill try to find it for you, browsing mobile right now, if someone doesn't beat me to it.

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#59937 - Mon Jan 09 2012 10:38 AM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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I appreciate it bro also going to get prk surgery wont join pararescue till im almost 26 thats y I was wondering the retire age hell better late then never haha determination never quits
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#59944 - Mon Jan 09 2012 13:01 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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Registered: Wed Mar 14 2001
Posts: 2017
Loc: Anchorage AK, USA
There is no special retirement policy for any enlisted or officer AFSC.

However pararescue and CCT duties are rough on the body and promotion does not allow anybody in these two career fields to hide behind the desk and avoid demonstrate performance evaluations every year to demonstrate fitness to hold AFSC and participate in performing duties of AFSC.

Many of the faces seen in class photos do not perform pararescue duties for 20 years or more. HYT, injuries, and other career interests in the civilian work force does not favor every member of any class providing service performing pararescue/CCT duties for 20 or more years. However the same can be said concerning HYT and other civilian career interests for many other, if not most, Air Force career fields.

Join Pararescue? You do know it's enlist in the Air Force and either do or not do?

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#59945 - Mon Jan 09 2012 15:52 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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Loc: Louisville, Ky STS
DNQ,
25 or 26 is not too old. I joined at 25 and am 18 years into it. I can make it another 5 years, maybe more. Our Chief will retire with 30 years of service as a PJ just before year's end. Our CCT Chief has been in 24 years and will probably get to 30 years as well. I know one STO who was an enlisted CCT first, got out, did 4 years of college and came back as an Officer and is a STO now. He is at 27 years of service and will do at least 3 more, probably more than that. So, it CAN be done. Take your chances; you'll never know if you don't try.
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#59949 - Mon Jan 09 2012 17:40 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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i turn 26 next month and ship march 6 as a pj candidate and had the same question for my recruiter and he told me of many pj's he knew somewhat personally who started at my age, some even a year or two older and are close to the 20-25 year mark and are still swimming circles around 22-23 year olds. just to reinforce Guard MC's reply. all i know is that during the pipeline and after i put that beret on my daily prayer will be to keep my body together so i can keep doing my job because i honestly cant imagine a greater job, civilian or military...
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#59950 - Mon Jan 09 2012 19:30 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
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To every one thanks this right here just gave me an even bigger and more ambition to join now thanks this has risen all my spirits again thanks
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#60137 - Fri Jan 27 2012 13:03 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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All of us old farts need to stick together, I'll be twenty-five upon enlistment in June

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#60140 - Fri Jan 27 2012 20:10 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Drechsla]
Yukon Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 14 2001
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Loc: Anchorage AK, USA
25/26 upon enlisting! 25 be almost thirty something old maid status without no action guy experience. No wonder why you all are thinking about senior discounts and getting social security already.

By age 25 I was a PJ for 6-years and already had an extra 10% in military retirement approved for heroism. Not to mention already a jumpmaster, dive supervisor, team leader and plank owning HART team member.

Yep old farts have it good if they survive twenty or more years as an action guy, except for the old part.

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#60239 - Fri Feb 10 2012 12:40 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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Thanks again lol I know I got it in me feel like I was born to do this
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#60242 - Fri Feb 10 2012 13:29 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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Registered: Wed Mar 14 2001
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Loc: Anchorage AK, USA
Originally Posted By: Determination_never_quits
Thanks again lol ...
K--I'll keep my ears open for Geritol, depends and Viagra and other did you hear about that old man student stories becoming the folklore of Indoc.

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#60296 - Tue Feb 14 2012 16:25 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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Lol nice one hell cant wait till I complete the pipeline n join all u old geezers lol
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#60321 - Thu Feb 16 2012 13:26 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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Registered: Sat Aug 09 2003
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Loc: Louisville, Ky STS
Yukon says, "Yep old farts have it good if they survive twenty or more years as an action guy, except for the old part."

Yep,it sucks; but it beats the alternative!
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#60323 - Thu Feb 16 2012 13:40 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Guard MC]
Yukon Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 14 2001
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Loc: Anchorage AK, USA
Originally Posted By: Guard MC
Yep,it sucks; but it beats the alternative!
Only for so long unfortunately.

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#60374 - Sun Feb 19 2012 10:23 AM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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U never know maybe ill b stationed with one of u old farts lol
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#60390 - Sun Feb 19 2012 22:18 PM Re: ireHow old does a pararescue have to retire ret [Re: Determination_never_quits]
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Read the ROEs on punctuation please.
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