MIL AF question

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  1. Morethanchris

    Morethanchris New Member

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    I'm going to be joining the AF around September, but I was looking through those colorblind cards, and I now realize that I am at least partially red/green colorblind. I know they are going to fail me at MEPS. :wtc:

    I can read many of the numbers, but some, while I can make out the location, the number is hard to make out.

    Is there any way around this, or am I going to be stuck with a shitty job? I can still make out red/green areas, just not the number itself.
     
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    How do you know you'll get stuck with a shitty job? There are plenty of people who failed the color test, and/or the depth preception tests and got pretty cool jobs. I failed the depth perception test and got Intel instead of Ammo (my first choice). I thank my lucky stars I failed it.

    Change your attitude about MEPS and just go with it. If you fail it so what. You may be thankful for it later.
     
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    there is a second test that that they can administer if you can't make out the red/green cards. If you can tell the difference between a red and green traffic light you can pass the other test.
     
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    Morethanchris New Member

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    Really? I've just been told about the Ishihara test, with 27 cards. If the other is that easy, I can definetly pass. :hs:

    I just didn't know what is available for color blind/deficient people. I'm glad to hear there are still some cool jobs available. :)
     
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    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Don't stress it. Congrats on your decision.
     
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    i don't consider my job to be one of the "shitty ones" and i know a few color blind people
     
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    i apologize. after doing more research the Air Force does not accept the Farnsworth Lantern test. I think everybody else does though(Army and Navy for sure). so depending on what you want to do you might have to look at a different branch, or be content with what the AF will allow you to do.
     
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    Figori Taking BRC to the EXTREME. OT Supporter

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    I personally know someone who is red/green color-blind and works with computers (3c0x1). So, you might be limited, but there are still good jobs out there. (not saying mine is one of them...)
     
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    our Commandant of Cadets has trouble differentiating reds, greens, and browns and he's a comm officer. I don't know what he did before he went to OCS, but he did some work with special ops.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    It would be hard to be in commo with red/green/brown color blindness. Wiring, indicator lights, lots of stuff requires that capability.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I personally know five people who are colorblind and work in Comm.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    How can that person wire an ethernet connection? How can they determine which wire goes on what terminal when wiring a phone line? There is color-coded shit all over the comm career field. How the hell is he supposed to do his job? :ugh2:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    They can't tell what color it is, but each color looks different to them. Also, two pair have more twists and two pair have less. None of these guys are monochromatic, only red-green. If they were monochromatic, they would be screwed.

    One of them is one of the best 3C2s I have worked with.
     
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    Just got back from MEPS today, and missed a bunch of the color charts. The lady was cool and wrote it up as passing since I was on the border of pass/fail. :bigthumb:

    Also got into the DEP for munitions. Any thoughts on this job and what to expect/look forward to?
     
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    Great opportunities there.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I have a buddy who does munitions for A-10s, he loves it.
     
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    I haven't been on here for a while, so sorry for the late reply. I'm an AF munitions guy and have enjoyed it for the most part! If you don't mind deploying and can work well with others, you'll be fine. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

    Where in Kansas are you? We can meet up for lunch or whatever in KC sometime if you're nearby.
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    I have a buddy, F-15 pilot... he has a waiver for depth perception.

    you'll be ok.
     

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