Skip to comments.Report: 84% of Women Fail New Army Combat Fitness Test
Posted on 11/08/2019 11:41:41 AM PST by jazusamo
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Time to lower the standard
I thought the whole objection was that the overwhelming number of women couldnt meet the standards, and that even for those who could, it made little sense to alter the field accommodations for what would never be more than a handful of people.
Thank the Kenyan’s “mission accomplished”.
Yeah, the author of that article is virtue signaling.
However, I do agree with him that the equipment needed for this new test is ridiculous. Under the (old) APFT, you didn’t really need much equipment - just a stopwatch and a place to run 2 miles.
In the words of Clint Eastwood in the Enforcer as Dirty Harry: what do you think this is, some kind of encounter group.
“Kara Hultgreen died just months after she was certified for combat, when her F-14 Tomcat crashed into the sea on final approach to USS Abraham Lincoln, October 25, 1994.”
That might be the stuff that happens when you certify a pilot based on political agenda instead of skill.
A pity Patsy Schroeder wasn’t riding in the 2nd seat. I wonder who was when Hultgreen flew her plane into the Pacific.
“There are no women in Israeli combat units”
That’s not longer true. Women currently make up 3% of the IDF’s combat soldiers. It remains to be seen how that will work out for them.
‘Im pretty sure that putting women in combat zones started with Slick Willy. Clinton and Bush Jr got around any prohibitions against it by playing word games.’
you are right; though Obama was in full agreement with it...on one hand, I can see that when it comes to the everyday business of a functional military, men would like to have the company of women, as in workplaces and colleges; on the other hand, if placing the childbearing segment of the populace into armed conflict were a good idea, it would have been done so already, long ago...
That’s a very good article, FRiend. Thanks again.
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They're kicking the real women's asses in sports now, so why not in the military?
These transgendered men can even use the women's bathrooms. No problem.
Does this all sound stupid? Of course it does.
It is stupid.
Happy Veterans Day, old man. :)
Heh. I was 31 when graduating 13 weeks of 12B one-station unit training at Ft. Leonard Wood. National Guard and never mobilized but pretty proud of that little accomplishment anyway.
...the backseater - not sure what the Navy calls them - punched out a millisecond before Kara did and survived the ejection; Kara was ejected straight into the water and apparently died insantly...Kara’s call sign was Revlon, if I recall...there are several articles about this sad story on the ‘net... .from what you can glean from these articles, one gets the impression that she was a substandard pilot who should never have gotten through Navy flight school...
‘All that, and the warm welcome waiting for us when we got home.’
all veterans have my eternal admiration and gratitude, for what very little that may be worth...
Women vets represent a much greater proportion of the VA mental health services than men. I’ve seen them claim PTSD from sexual harassment. And they get the disability too.
Old information from wiki.
My Dad was an Engie at Normandy and had more shrapnel scars than you could count from demolition work.
No, it isn’t.
“A record breaking 1,000 women drafted into combat positions this summer”
This is from January of this year:
If you have information that says the IDF has no women in combat roles, let’s see it.
Many of our specialties designated as “combat” aren’t really battle focused, and many soldiers in such specialties would be with infantry units, technically, but in main battle areas (today’s rear). There are many paradoxes and contradictions in terminology. Today, from some of the terminology and schools (e.g., airborne), a woman can look like a rough, tough soldier, word wise. She can incur quite a bit of physical and psychological damage from social interactions, too.
Our military forces are a bloated, sick mess compared to what they could be under leaders like those of the early 1950s and before.
While searching on this subject I found an article suggesting exactly that.
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