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US Air Force COT 10-06

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Hey All!!!!

I know this has been mentioned before, but I also know that it is buried somewhere within all of the information on this website so I thought I would create a new thread.

This is for all people going to COT 10-06 in August.

If you are on Facebook, we have a Facebook page started that you will be able to find called "US Air Force COT 10-06" Join the group or post questions and messages on here.

Can't wait to see you all in August!!!

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gerrib83 has 20 years experience and specializes in MED/SURG.

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Thats great you are doing this. I wish I could join one but don't know 100% which class I will go to. Recruiter put the paperwork in for a bump up of one class...to October. I am offically a member of the January 11 class but hope to go earlier. Wish you the VERY best of luck!!!!

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Gerrib83- My application is going to the Oct. boards as well (I hope)! Is your recruiter telling you what COT date they anticipate you will be going to?

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gerrib83 has 20 years experience and specializes in MED/SURG.

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I have a seat for the Jan 11 class, got my letter of acceptance afew months ago and to be commissioned this or next week. A friend of mine who is a retired (32yrs WOW) is a navy Capt (O-6) will be doing the honors, can't wait, as I will offically out rank my husband...LOL, he was a chief in the navy before retiring. Got the letter from my recruiter afew minutes ago to approve changing me from Jan 11 to October 10 is a students drops out of the assignment. He also verified my orders to Andrews would not get changed due to an earlier COT; it won't. So fingers crossed for an earlier class. Read on the blogs here a student was to go to the March 11 class and got changed to August 10, don't think I would want to be in AL during the summer months....too hot.

FYI I looked around Facebook and found a COT class that posted 178 pictures...FANTASTIC!! Showed the class climbing a 40 ft rock wall and line running! I can't wait. My daughters and I already have had a class at a indoor clibing place, so it just cemented my idea to go!!

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carolinapooh has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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That's the high ropes course you do a couple of days before you graduate. The "rock wall" is actually the tower where the infamous (and so-called) Toothpick is at the top - forty feet in the air and thirty feet long.

I cried the WHOLE time, but I COMPLETED IT!!!! And in 15-20 mph winds at that!

(It wasn't until the high ropes course that I realized my fear of heights borders on pathological - apparently I'm now a legend at Maxwell for scaring one of the instructors - I literally cried the entire time I was on that thing.)

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HNELLA has 10 years experience and specializes in all.

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i have seen the photos of the ropes. I am not a fan of heights at all. Did anyone fall from the ropes? I know you are secured and all but did anyone have any real problems with the ropes course?

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gerrib83 has 20 years experience and specializes in MED/SURG.

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In the photos I did see a student in a walking boot, but not explaination in the photo as to why. All looked VERY well secured and safe.

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carolinapooh has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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No. Everyone was fine. You're not going to fall, and if you really can't complete it, you don't have to - but once you're up at the top, you have to keep going. You take your time and they talk you through it. The instructors up there are all very nice - I got stuck on this one part that is like a rope bridge with pieces missing you have to step across, and Captain Smith - God bless him - literally went out and got me and held my hands and walked me across. I will never, ever forget that man. Ever. And the man who talked to me the whole time I was on the Toothpick is midinphx's flight commander. Can't remember much about him other than that he's a major. I'm grateful to him too.

if I can do it, anyone can. I wasn't stellar at it, but I completed it, and to this day I'm very proud of that.

If you get out there and you just can't, there's no shame in it. What they want you to do is try as much as you can. There's no pressure, no jeering, no yelling, and none of your classmates will say a word. They yelled for me the whole time I was on the ropes, encouraging me. I was scared, but it was one of my best days at COT - I went there to complete that thing and I did.

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Im having trouble finding a facebook COT site that's not private.

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jentrump29 has 10 years experience and specializes in Med/Onc, Med/Surg, Stepdown, ICU.

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We got rained out on the ropes course day...I was so disappointed!! I probably would have done the same thing, carolinapooh!!

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carolinapooh has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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We just missed being rained out. Sorry to hear that, jen!

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midinphx has 19 years experience and specializes in ED. iCU, now add on PICU.

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I had a very different view of Capt smith. Not a positive one.

I asked Capt Swavely about you and the rope. He didn't mention your name, but did clearly have a story about a girl who cried the whole way, but did it! lol.

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