SparkPeople US Air Force Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=4655 Any Air Force member is welcome to join this team. Family members as well. SparkPeople US Air Force Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=4655 PROMOTION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x59346987 I heard a rumor.... <BR> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:53:08 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x58552496 Hello, just introducing myself. My name is Dave. Hope everyone has a good one. <BR> <BR> Dave Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:58:49 EST Teamwork http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x56671348 Great job, those of you that are participating! We moved up from 4th place in our military fitness category to 3rd place. Let's keep it up,you can do it! :) Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:55:42 EST Roll call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x56642824 Hey, <BR> I haven't seen anyone else posting for a while. I'd appreciate it, if you're reading this, to reply so we can all see who's still around and active. I really want to try to get this team back up and running. We can do this, guys! :) Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:39:50 EST A Helpful Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x56642650 Here is a helpful site that family members, friends, and even wingmen themselves can venture to look at. It contains much information about BMT, for those who are going to go in the AF sometime in the future, or for those who have a loved one going in soon. Hope this helps! <BR> <link>afwm.org/ </link> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:29:04 EST Become an active team again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x56616188 Hey everyone, <BR> I'm enlisted in the Air Force and after joining this site, I was glad to find an Air Force team! However, I was saddened by how inactive the team is. Does anyone else want to help get this group back up and running? I'm sure going to do my best to do this, but it takes a team to be a team! Let's do this, guys! :) Sun, 2 Feb 2014 13:13:53 EST Inactive Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x51579910 If anyone is looking for a more active SparkTeam, join "Past, Present, and Future Military". <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=59082 </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:26:04 EST Nutritional Information for MREs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x50083662 I wonder how many calories in the average MRE... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:11:06 EST Eating RIght while TDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x49010369 I'm about to go TDY for a week. One of the things I hate about TDY is tracking what I eat. There's no chow hall. It's not local, so I can't rely on the local foods I already know the values of. And the team tends to take meals as a group, so I don't many times I can't even control the venue. <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:29:35 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x46469263 So I am here because I need to get in shape bad. I managed to get myself hurt to the point of have my last three PT tests were waist measurement only. Needless to say, my score has been on a slow but steady decline. Now they finally fixed me, and I have to test again here in a few months on everything. I'm a bit nervous. Tue, 7 Feb 2012 15:00:01 EST hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x44895950 i am currently a dep member leaving jan 3 for basic. i meet weight requirements.... barely and i want to fix that before i go. any advice on anything, let me know Thu, 3 Nov 2011 02:52:54 EST PT REg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x44087279 I just wanted to make sure to mention to everyone on here not to take for granted that the FAC actually knows the ins and outs of AFI 36-2905. I Tested today and failed by 2 push because they never made the 30sec and 15sec remaining calls that are mandated by the reg. I scored an 87.3 without any points from sit ups. I ran a 9:11 mile and half. So I am in shape and easily could have gotten the two more if I had know where the time was. Luckily I knew enough not to sign the score sheet bec... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:18:35 EST So, here I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x43136506 So, there is an Air Force team on here! Good to know, just need to 'sucker' some of my guys to start using this! <BR> <BR> I am a TSgt currently deployed to an "undisclosed location is southwest asia" and am looking to get my fat butt moving and best my last PT test from before I left. I joined spark back in May and did well for about a week before the Groundhog Day effect got me. Spent the last month and a half eating too much (chow hall here is wicked awesome!). Ended up gaining an a... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:40:10 EST Hey y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x43085747 Hi! I'm a 2d Lt (1st Lt as of 02 Aug) in the Nurse Corps. I'm stationed on the beautiful Emerald Coast at Eglin AFB. I had to lose 30 lbs to commission and in 2 years have gained it all back. I have been a Sparkie for awhile, but I created a new account this time. I'm ready to get serious about getting all of this extra weight off and keeping it off. Now that a referral OPR is in the works due to failed FAs, I will probably pass my tests from here on out and separate. My last FA was a ... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 22:29:27 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x42865393 I am elated to have found this site. It suits all of my needs to inspire me to be successful in my weight loss and fitness journey. I have already seen so much positivity and beauty in people here. I am very happy to be part of a team with everyone. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 01:25:14 EST How was your last PT test? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x42311082 How did you do on your last PT test? I scored in the upper 90's, better in the new standard than the old. I hope everyone else is doing well! Wed, 8 Jun 2011 12:24:03 EST Lose weight in the summer of 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x42126603 What's your plans? Mon, 30 May 2011 14:23:45 EST 6 Weeks since the last post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x41221404 It's been six weeks since anyone has posted here. Hope everyone's ok. <BR> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:19:35 EST We have a new URL link http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x39209698 We have a new URL that is attached to our team picture. You can use this link easily by pasting it in the adress bar and it will take you right to our team page. <BR> <BR> http://teams.sparkpeople.com/USAF Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:30:44 EST Soon to be Airmen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x38813675 Hi everyone. My name is Paul, I' 23 yrs old, married to my beautiful high school sweetheart and have a lovely little girl who will turn 2 in march. <BR> <BR> I joined this group because I am trying to get back in shape before I head out to basic. I will be gettin processed and sworn in this coming tuesday. Can't wait. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:06:29 EST Colorado Military Man looking for a Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x37557442 Hello, I am a 39 year old male who is just getting into this Spark People thing and having allot of fun with it. Would love to have another person to buddy up with and travel the spark road with and bounce ideas and encouragement off of each other to keep the motivation high. If this sounds like you hit me up. My spark name is GARYERVIN if that helps at all, still learning my way around this thing. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:50:59 EST Calf stretches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x37498151 I have noticed that my calves are tightening up even after I do a five minute brisk walk to warm up and then stretching. I have tried three different calf stretches and they don't seem to be working. I noticed on Wednesday (during a couch to 5k interval) that during jog 6 they got tight and when I started walking again they loosened back up and didn't give me any more trouble that night. This is something I have been "fighting" for a few weeks now. I do listen to my body and try not to push m... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 03:58:41 EST The Air Force is my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x36776626 Hello all. My name is Candice and while I am the daughter of a Marine I am aiming to join the Air Force. I have a 40 lbs to lose before I am in the target weight range for my height. I know this is something that I can do, I am shooting for this weight loss by mid to late January. Any help or advice that you have for me will be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Candice Sat, 18 Sep 2010 22:51:32 EST Losing Weigh To Enlist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x33772280 Hi, I'm from MI and I'm losing weight to enlist in the Air Force :) Wed, 28 Apr 2010 19:02:05 EST Hi from Lackland. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x33630794 Hello everyone. I'm an AF E-4 (soon to be E-5! woot woot!) stationed at Lackland as a paralegal. I've been on Sparkpeople for about a year, using it on and off. Since PT is the hot button topic these days, I'm trying to make the full lifestyle change and using Sparkpeople to help me track my progress. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 19:39:21 EST Hello from McGuire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x33627276 Stationed at McGuire AFB NJ. Just thought I would say hi to everyone! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 16:29:34 EST New AF Team Challenge - Spark the AF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x30141339 Here is my challenge to all of you US Air Force Team members: Spark the AF! Go out and get someone you know on your base to join SparkPeople. Even better, start a SparkTeam for your base, if one doesn't already exist! <BR> <BR> Let's take over SP with AF Blue! Fri, 4 Dec 2009 16:44:14 EST Roll Call!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x30140993 As the new Team Lead, I'd like to try and get a quick Roll Call of who is still actively checking these forums so we can try to get some things going here for the Team. <BR> <BR> Please reply to this post with a simple note letting me know you're still involved! <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance, <BR> <BR> Evan Fri, 4 Dec 2009 16:21:37 EST Hello from Offutt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x29961514 Just posting a quick introduction here. If you'd like to know more about me, stop by my SparkPage or the Offutt Sparkers Team. <BR> <BR> Hello! I'm Evan Downey, Sparkpeople member for over 2 years, Active Duty E-7, stationed at Offutt AFB as the Commandant of the Airman Leadership School. I've got about 27 more pounds to lose and LOTS of fitness goals, starting with improving my PT score to training for my first Triatlon, Half and Full Marathons. <BR> <BR> Drop me a note, say "Hello" and... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:20:26 EST Soldiers' Angels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x29817550 Want to help our Guy's and Gal's? Check out this site. There are many ways we can help. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>soldiersangels.org/about-us.html </link> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:07:53 EST Proud Air Force Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x29751035 Hello, I'm Margrit and our family is true-blue Air Force all the way. Our daughter and son in law are both in the AF. Woo-Hoo!! <BR> <BR> Three years ago we moved to Arkansas to live closer to our daughter. It was just too heart breaking for me to live so far away from her. Hey! I'm all behind General McArthur's Mom - - they say that she followed her son all over the world during his military career. Ha Ha Ha <BR> <BR> And now we're eagerly expecting a new AF Grandbaby! <BR> So hap... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 10:09:59 EST Jokes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10087x4655x29705491 A first-grade teacher, Ms. Brooks, was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher asked, 'Harry, what's your problem?' <BR> <BR> Harry answered, 'I'm too smart for the 1st grade. My sister is in the 3rd grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the 3rd grade too!' <BR> <BR> Ms. Brooks had enough. She took Harry to the principal's office. <BR> <BR> While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principa... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 18:50:29 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x29293101 I challenge everyone to clicking on at least one ad on this site EVERY day. It only takes a second and you can come right back to what you were doing. Remember that the ads help pay for Spark People. The ads help keep Spark People free! Go team! <BR> <BR> After clicking post and let everyone know that you clicked and if you want what you clicked on! Sun, 25 Oct 2009 09:14:29 EST Hello!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x28056375 Hey everyone I'm Jess. I was Active Duty Air Force now I am a reservist at NAS JRB Fortworth, TX. Originally from California, but now in Texas. I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath, UK and Tyndall AFB, FL. Traveled many places in between and around. I'm 24 and not happy with my weight at all. What I hate the most I gained it on Active Duty. So here I am now 2 weeks into this sparkpeople thing, and I have lost 5 pounds already, woohoo!!! Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:53:52 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x27013602 Ok, so I was looking up zumba classes in my area... And I found some but the gym that it is in says this: <BR> <BR> Non-Members <BR> <BR> $50.00 punch card with 8 punches <BR> $8.00 per class pay as you go <BR> <BR> What the heck does that mean? What is the punch card for? I'm confused <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I'm sure its simple and I'll feel stupid when you explain it... but I can't figure it out. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 10:53:30 EST Just Signing Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x26987742 Hey everybody :0) <BR> <BR> I'm just signing up... I have a flight physical on the 10th of August and then (assuming I pass) I will hopefully get a ship out date for Sept. ~ Though it is looking more like January. <BR> <BR> I joined as an officer, and got a position as a navigator. I'm a little worried about going in as an officer instead of enlisting simply because I know it will be harder to gain respect. But I'm hoping everything goes well :0) <BR> <BR> However, on the upside... I'm R... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:55:43 EST Beale AFB here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x26484506 Figured since i was borderline passing (pt), that I better get in shape before the new program goes into effect. Anyone else at Beale? Mon, 22 Jun 2009 00:17:38 EST Any pre-PT ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x26306446 I start ROTC in the fall. I was never a runner, but I'm getting there. I've been working the Couch to 5K program (I'm also in that spark team) and in the off days running a mile for speed. I'm not very fast because I have such short legs, but I've improved vastly in just 2 months. I can almost max sit ups and I'm working on my push ups every day. <BR> <BR> I was just wondering if anyone could give me an idea the kind of work out regimen you do the first few weeks of PT. I know they ar... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:48:52 EST Air Force wife and soon to be ROTC cadet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x26305977 Hi Everyone! I'm DeeAdra, I'm 25 and I'm married to a 7yr prior-enlisted pilot student here at Whiting Field NAF in Pensacola. We had to return from our 3 yr tour in Japan a little early so he could do OTS and now that we're back, I'm signed up for AFROTC in the fall. Right now I'm working on my mock PT test to make sure I'm competitive for that scholarship :) Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:24:05 EST The Alphabet Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10087x4655x25649071 OK, let's try another game, and I'm totally making this up as I go! LOL!!! <BR> <BR> Starting with "A" we'll work our way through the alphabet, and then start all over as needed. When you reply, you have to come up with a name of an Air Force Base beginning with the letter that falls to you. Tue, 19 May 2009 06:51:29 EST Active Duty But NEEDS TO LOSE WEIGHT... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x25421467 It is so embarrassing when someone in the Air Force tells you, "You need to lose weight." Although I can run the 1.5 mile, do push ups and sit ups for my annual (soon to be bi-annual) PT test, it isn't good enough being active duty. It hurts to hear that from someone in the Air Force but at the same time it makes me more determined to work on what I need to work on. I am the type of person who gets really emotionally affected (angry) by people who try to pull me down. And this time, I am dete... Sun, 10 May 2009 11:01:39 EST Questions for Air Force Wives http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x25200624 My husband is thinking about joining the Air Force. We have 2 boys (6 and 2) and I'm a stay-at-home mom. <BR> <BR> I want to know what it is like for a family in the Air Force. The good, the bad and the ugly. Fri, 1 May 2009 21:54:40 EST Use an Emoticon to show how your feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10087x4655x25087476 <em>213</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 06:56:41 EST Something to Think About http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10087x4655x23268617 Do you ever wonder what people are feeling when they smile? Do they smile because they're happy or do they smile because they want people to believe they're happy? Maybe they smile because they want you to smile and be happy. <BR> <BR> A smile can touch a person's life in ways you can never imagine. It's infectious and can cause a chain reaction. It can be memorable to someone you pass on the street or the mall or driving... and it only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet... to som... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:04:09 EST Please take the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x23044393 Please take a few moments of your time and check out this site. If it feels right sign the petition, please do fly the flag. <BR> <BR> http://www.honorandremember.org Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:56:33 EST Give A Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10087x4655x23043837 This is a fun game I am playing on another team. Everyone gets so excited when they get to give a goodie! <BR> <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If it contains two or three of the same number you give a sparkgoodie to someone on the team. For example: if you got an 11, 22, 121, 222, etc. you would give a goodie - 1-10, 12-21, 123, 298, etc. no spark goodie. <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:38:19 EST Stopping by to say Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x22910849 Many moons ago I was in the Air Force and my DH is retired from the Air Force. I currently have a son stationed at Columbus AFB, Mississippi going through pilot training. They(his wife and my grand-daughter)just got there in December. We are not strangers to Mississippi, my MIL lives in Biloxi, MS. The closest AFB to us in New Mexico at Clovis or Dyess in Abiline. Looking forward to reconnecting with the wonderful Air Force family! <BR> Carol <BR> <BR> <em>652</em> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 19:51:46 EST Run time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x22778017 What has worked for some of you to help with your run time on your pt test? Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:12:05 EST P90X http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x22771999 Has anyone heard of these workout dvds by Tony Horton? OMG...we did HALF of one of them for yesterday's PT and I am sooooo sore!!! I love it! lol I think it's a 12 dvd set and each one works out different parts of your body. There's even one for yoga. My squadron did the second dvd yesterday (plyometrics). It was a pretty good workout. It looks easy until you start doing it. Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:32:25 EST You Are What You Repeatedly Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10087x4655x22703681 First you make your habits, and then your habits make you. <BR> You become a slave to your constantly repeated acts. <BR> What at first you choose, at last compels. <BR> <BR> Your habits are either the best of servants or the worst of masters. <BR> <BR> Your thoughts lead you on a purpose, <BR> your purposes go forth in action. <BR> <BR> Your actions form your habits. <BR> Your habits determine your character, <BR> and your character fixes your destiny. <BR> <BR> Once in motion, a pat... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 12:20:46 EST Log in Points from Wheel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x22703569 I received 5 points today <em>30</em> Sun, 8 Feb 2009 12:17:12 EST Act As If http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10087x4655x22668977 You have probably heard this advice before to "act as if". It's suggested that you act as if in order to manifest whatever situation or reality you wish in your life. <BR> The same is true for weight loss and weight management. How would you act if you were already at your goal weight? Would you overeat, or would you eat consciously, only when you were hungry? Would you remain sedentary, or would you get up and go for a walk or take a bike ride? Would you love your body, your energy ... Sat, 7 Feb 2009 05:24:26 EST What is your Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10087x4655x22607964 If something is important enough to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse. Often, difficult circumstances can challenge you, but they cannot stop you. <BR> Only you can stop you. <BR> <BR> Others can give encouragement, can teach you and help you or they can hold you back. Only you can decide what to do with it all and what to make out of what you've been handed. <BR> <BR> There are some roads that lead to success and others that lead to despair. The path you are o... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 08:45:55 EST What can we do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x22443834 What can we all do to get this team back up and running again? I have noticed that no one seems to post anything on this team and no one seems to huddle with the team. Would like to hear what thoughts you have on this matter. Sat, 31 Jan 2009 10:33:31 EST Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x20883820 It's been awful quiet around here. Let's get some conversations going. How many times a week do you workout? What type of things do you do when you work out? <BR> <BR> I work out at least 5 days a week. Three with my unit. The other days on my own. I will usually run 3 days a week and do a combination of bike & elliptical the other days. I also do workouts on my Wii Fit. Thu, 11 Dec 2008 21:29:04 EST Quiet Around Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x20734216 Its been awful quiet on this board for some time now. How is everyone doing? Let's get this group back to being active. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 6 Dec 2008 08:09:36 EST Former Air Force "kid" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x20211290 Hello, all. <BR> My dad was an Air Force cargo officer back in the day. I was born on an air base and lived hither and yon until my father retired in '76. My blood still runs Air Force blue! <BR> <BR> Best wishes to you all. <BR> Glad to be here. : ) <BR> Meg in Texas Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:02:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x19542213 Hey to all! My name is Amy and I am in the Air National Guard. I have been with sparkpeople since June I think and love it. After I left active duty I put on so much weight, now I have to get it off before I get in trouble!! I think that it is nice to have people around that can understand little frustrations especially when it can end something you love!! Tue, 21 Oct 2008 21:32:28 EST Hello air Force Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x16775592 hello Air Force family my name is Raphael, i am stationed at Edwards AFB in California, I am Security Forces, i love my job and i love the Air Force. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:13:44 EST Surfing by this quiet board?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x16641439 Hi - if you happen to surf by here and notice that it's quiet, why not post a message and spark this place again? <BR> Sat, 12 Jul 2008 17:53:50 EST Hello from Columbus AFB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x15235445 Howdy folks! Jim McCormick joining you from Columbus AFB in the glorious state of Mississippi. I'm an Lt down here for SUPT (graduate in July!) flying the mighty T-1 Jayhawk. I joined Spark mainly because my wife (CINC House) joined and pretty much said "I'm doing this. You're doing it too." Ok, so perhaps she was nicer than that. I looked into spark when I started seeing her results and figured this would be a great way to lose those 15 or 20 pounds I gained after college. Mon, 26 May 2008 11:44:32 EST Will you be a Soldiers' Angel? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x14903671 I'm an Angel....are you? You can be! You can support a U.S. deployed soldier by sending letters, cards or care packages to them as they fight in the name of freedom. A lot of our military folks that are deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and around the world sometimes feel like they are forgotten and not supported in what they do. Many don't have (or hear from their) families, and get no mail. And in a lot of cases, they just crave the basic comforts of home, yummy snacks, and news from th... Wed, 14 May 2008 02:45:47 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x14814021 Hello to my fellow AF family. My family and I are stationed in Germany...My husband works on Ramstein and I'm at Landstuhl. I look forward to chatting with any or all of you. Good luck to you all on your weight loss/healthy lifestyle mission! Take care. <BR> Sat, 10 May 2008 14:32:12 EST Insert witty topic title http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x13628068 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Sarah. Wife, mother, student, goofball. <BR> <BR> I've joined up here in an attempt to expand my support network. <BR> <BR> I look forward to "knowing" you all! Wed, 2 Apr 2008 10:15:03 EST any good workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x13596090 Does anyone know of a good workout I can do to lose weight and drop my running time? I weigh 228 right now and by the end of August I would like to weigh 160lbs. or less.(if you want more info on me just read my profile). I want to go into SERE. I need at least 11:30 on my mile and a half run by the time I get to BMT. I called the recruiting place by my home and they said to come back when I weigh 160 lbs.If anyone wants to, I live in st.louis,MO, want to work out with me sometime? Tue, 1 Apr 2008 12:02:25 EST hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x13596020 I'm new here. I am a 19 year old female who wants to go into the air force and become a SERE instructor. Also I am on facebook too if any of you guys want to add me as a friend on there. My name is Audrey. I'm from st.louis,MO. If anyone wants to, I live in st.louis,MO, want to work out with me sometime? Oh yeah, anybody want to be my workout buddy? I don't have one yet. <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 12:00:46 EST "Allow Myself to Introduce... ....Myself." http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x13300456 My name is John and I am currently residing in Glendale, Arizona with my wife Katie and our four pets. We have two pug dogs, a cat, and a chinchilla. I am a 31 year old Technical Sergeant in the USAF with almost 12 years of service. During March 2008 I failed my annual fitness test for the first time in my career. Since joing the AF I have gained about 150 pounds and would like to go from 264 to 200 and be able to maintain it. I am on SP to get into the best shape of my life and prove th... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:41:49 EST Airforce Wifeand proud to be one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x13187388 Hey guys I am new to spark people and I love it so far. I have started working out since jan and I have lost 8 pounds. My goal weight is 135! I am at 157. I got married a year and a half ago to my husband. He has been active duty since 4/05. It wasn't what we were hopeing. Well wish me lick with the weight loss. Good luck to all of you! Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:06:10 EST New Air Force Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x12890138 Hi everyone. I just came across this sparkteam. My son graduated from BMT at Lackland last weekend. Me and my family were there at the graduation and I was really impressed with the base. My son, Jordan, left on January 14 for basic and I was a basket case for the whole 6 weeks. We are very proud of him. He is at Sheppard afb for 20 weeks. He is suppose to find out where he will be stationed tomorrow. I can't wait to find out. <BR> <BR> My family is not new to the Military. My you... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 13:17:57 EST Guten Tag aus Deustchland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x12234620 Actually a Reservist but there isnt a Reservist team. <BR> <BR> 3-yrs active duty, 2-years IMA and now IRR (thanks Force Shaping!) <BR> <BR> 34M- Services (OIC Food Service, Fitness Center and Flight Chief) <BR> <BR> Tyndall, Ellsworth and Pope <BR> <BR> I really miss the structure, lifestyle, friends, 1SG (had GREAT 1SG's) and the mission. <BR> <BR> Now I'm on a 'marriage' assignment to Rheindahlen in Germany with the Army. <BR> <BR> Great to be with you all! Jen Wed, 13 Feb 2008 06:19:46 EST Curious http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x12138381 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I am seriously considering joining the AF after a 6 year hiatus from active duty. I was previously active duty in the Navy and got out a few months shy of getting promoted to O-4 (long story....) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I was wondering just how the PRT goes and how often it's conducted. <BR> <BR> To pass a bit on about myself...I lost quite a bit of weight to join the Navy and was so frustrated (ended up on the Stop-loss list when I wanted to get out) that I let myself go... Sun, 10 Feb 2008 04:17:53 EST Looking for workout buddies at Luke AFB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x11630278 I just joined the group so I thought I'd say hi! I'm actually a Navy Wife but I'm living out here with family while my hubby is deployed out to sea. I'm 26 years old with a 3 year old daughter and total I have 59 lbs to lose but I'm starting with trying to get that first 10 lbs off right now :-) I'm working out on base at Luke AFB and would love to find others to work out with! I found one great lady to workout with but she works during the day so we can't always work out together. But no... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 14:18:52 EST Ciao from Italy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x10533666 Hi folks, <BR> I hail from beautiful Italy where I'm stationed at Aviano Air Base. I'm deployed at the moment but am using this extra time away from home to lose weight and boost my fitness level. Anyone else from around the area? Tue, 11 Dec 2007 11:04:26 EST Greetings from Ramstein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4655x10102246 Hi. Thought I'd drop by and say hello. As a AF civilian, I ma trying to hit the AF fitness standards. Easier said then done at age 46.... Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:30:08 EST Spread the Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x9268376 I've been trying to spread the spark at work and I know the HAWC is to. I'm also trying to push for the HAWC to start support groups for people with eating disorders because I really think it's over looked in the air force as you're just fat and lazy. Well I'm not lazy I'm a little chunky but I'm far from lazy. I just have an addiction to food thats hard to control sometimes. If there was just some support from outside my chain I think I could do better. I think there is no better way then to... Tue, 2 Oct 2007 16:50:44 EST I'm out............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x7343159 I joined US Air Force page in June and the place was buzzin'. A couple of people passed their Fit Test and the site is dead. MattCD(hope you join the group) is the only one that has provided any "inspiration" or any type of support. I have made a new Spark Page called "Minot ND and Minot AFB Support Group". I am the Team Leader and won't leave you hangin'. If I am going to take leave to a forest where I can't get on a computer, and there are no current bushes, someone will definitely ste... Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:38:30 EST Where is everyone stationed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x7301258 I am stationed at Minot AFB. Just got here the end of April. Prior to that I was at Kadena, Beale, Elmendorf, and Hill. Like it here so far, but it hasn't gotten cold yet...lol <BR> <em>232</em> <BR> VeeJ Sun, 24 Jun 2007 23:17:15 EST Is everyone OK??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x7301045 Been a little quiet on the home front. Just wanted to make sure that everyone was ok. <BR> <BR> VeeJ Sun, 24 Jun 2007 23:03:36 EST Waist Measurement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x7190673 I would like to know the best way's to reduce my waist measurement. I haven't measured in a while, but it seems like it is the hardest thing for me to do...any suggestions? Mon, 18 Jun 2007 19:36:21 EST Profiles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x7173748 Hey all, <BR> I noticed that many of you have profiles on your posts. Where do I find one of them? Appreciate the info. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 00:11:52 EST I have a little off the subject question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x7026085 I was supose to test for staff on tuesday but my son started having diahrea at 6:00 in the morning. He could not get off the toilet until 6:30. I only live about 15 minutes from base. My test date was at 7:00. I took the kids up to daycare but by the time I made it to the testing I got to watch the doors close as I went up the stairs. They could not let me in. I called my supervisor as soon as I got to the car at 7:05. I went in and wrote a report and took my son to the doctors. He had the ... Sat, 9 Jun 2007 11:21:32 EST not in the air force http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x6882738 I'm not in the Air Force but I would love to be. Especially flying a stealth Bomber Fri, 1 Jun 2007 20:28:45 EST Inglais http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x6730534 Can I brag on your PT test this past Tuesday? <em>84</em> I'm just so happy for you and what you've worked so hard to accomplish, so glad for you that you've put the stress of that behind you! <em>104</em> Thu, 24 May 2007 10:25:19 EST Your PT Score and Your EPR Score http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x6542106 <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> Just wondering what everyone thought of the Air Force adding your PT situation to your EPR. Do you think it’s a good idea? What about those that joined for the technical challenge and not the physical one. Since our promotion is based already on a "not so fair" system, why add the PT thing in. <BR> <BR> I understand there are health issues at work here and that the less physically fit you are the harder it is during deployment time. Just wanting a feel of what ... Mon, 14 May 2007 23:39:21 EST Going to BMT in one month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x6361927 I need to get skinny, looks like this site will provide me with some motivation to get in shape for basic. I go to Lackland June 5th, and my run time is 11minutes. I really need to get my butt in gear! Anyone in a similar situation? Fri, 4 May 2007 17:39:41 EST run time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x6251100 I am trying to improve my run. I am running but now that I got it to where I can run the whole thing, my time quit improving. Sun, 29 Apr 2007 11:07:02 EST I am well on my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x5822720 I just knocked another 44 seconds off my run. yeah. Thu, 5 Apr 2007 20:23:11 EST I dropped another minute 10 off my time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x5799373 I am no where i need to be but that is a big improvement to me yeah. Wed, 4 Apr 2007 20:41:56 EST fitness on spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x5780013 how come my weight training is always legs, how do I get it to do arms stomach and such. Also it always has 2 reps of 15. I do like 3 reps of 50 at my trainers how do I change that. Wed, 4 Apr 2007 00:25:00 EST nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x5779471 Is it true that a lot of bases now do not have a nutritionalist? If so you can ask me questions I go to one on base here. Just thought I would throw that out there. Ok off to my bike now. Tue, 3 Apr 2007 23:42:56 EST Re-enlistment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x5762968 I was wondering, since it's getting close to time for me to decide, what everyone's reasons for re-enlisting were, if you don't mind sharing? This is a really tough decision for me, as A-I'm still working on my degree, B-it's nice getting a steady paycheck, and C-I'm feeling a lot of pressure from my superintendent to re-up; every time he sees me he asks about it, pretending I've never told him that it feels like time to do something different. So any advice any of you have is welcome! Tue, 3 Apr 2007 09:48:23 EST Question - National Heritage Month celebrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x5674700 The AF already has a few they celebrate, but I found one that I'd like them to start celebrating. Where do I start? Thu, 29 Mar 2007 14:33:28 EST Job news for all military spouses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x5374435 I try to pass along what I receive via email, so that the spouses can get the info they need. Please pass this on to your military spouses <BR> <BR> Military Spouses: Get Free Career Coaching <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A new, free service has been added to the Military Spouse Career Center at http://www.Military.com/Spouse. Eligible military spouses worldwide in need of job search support can now take advantage of free career coaching provided by IMPACT Group, a St. Louis-based global career m... Tue, 13 Mar 2007 14:05:10 EST Too Quiet again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x5263724 Hi! Anyone around - wanting to talk about PT or what to do when the weather still can't decide if it's winter or spring?? <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Mar 2007 09:55:28 EST FINALLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x5041544 I finally got a slot at ALS!! I've been waiting for over a year, seen other people go that I outrank with no news or explanation, and now that my PT test has a 71 I can finally go! Thu, 22 Feb 2007 17:02:45 EST Need suggestions for office stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x4929397 My office is having a team-building exercise the first Friday of every month, and March is my month to organize, and so far all I've come up with is playing pool! Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Also, I'm the Community Action POC for my flight, and we've got a team that participating in the American Lung Assoc Walk with the Animals in May, if your organization would like to donate to this cause please let me know! Thu, 15 Feb 2007 20:33:04 EST Weekend Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x4916147 Hi - just wanted to find out what you all do for fitness on the weekends. I know they can be hard for me since the routine gets broken. This weekend I am headed to a ladies retreat with my church. The conference center has an indoor pool so I have already recruited 2 friends to do some water aerobics with me, which I learned at the base pool! That will keep me going on Sat - plus I'll probably workout in the little hotel gym too! <BR> <BR> Looks like some of you are doing well with your ... Thu, 15 Feb 2007 06:44:22 EST It's Too Quiet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x4882501 We have all these new people on the team, and no conversation! Tue, 13 Feb 2007 09:17:30 EST PARAVEN - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x4803244 You and I share a birthday! I've only ever met one other person with my birthday! BTW, congrats on reaching your goal! Thu, 8 Feb 2007 09:10:15 EST PT off-duty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x4787858 Does anyone else do PT off-duty? I have to go to unit PT 4 days a week, which is great, but I have no control over the content, and I need more cardio than just running to help me drop some weight! But I'm having a hard time not only fitting the time to workout into my already-short family time, and justifying the cost of joining a gym when there's one on base...anyone have suggestions? Wed, 7 Feb 2007 11:30:13 EST Physical Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4655x3568428 <em>235</em> , as we all know, the Air Force is requiring our physical fitness to be meet standards. So I figure if there is anyone else out there that is having trouble meeting these standards and need moral support, this could be the place to come. Bring your family, tell your friends. Remember, this is not a forum to slander the military or any standards they require. You are obligated and may not debate or argue on this subject. Sat, 21 Oct 2006 09:53:25 EST