I figured since there hasn't been new gouge on A-pool in awhile I'd post some for the guys coming down for what it's like right now. As stated earlier, the purpose of A-pool is to get everyone on the same page to class up. In A-Pool, everyone has appointments (NAMI, flight gear fitting, anthro, FAA physical) we need to complete before classing up for IFS/DIVOLC/API. Muster is M-F, khakis, 0645 in the auditorium. There haven't been stash jobs given out, so more than likely you go home after muster. Not a bad deal. NAMI is not half the beast everyone makes it out to be. All I had to do was get my eyes and ears checked, but some needed to do everything (EKG, x-rays, etc). As long as you passed the initial flight physical and have the documentation on waivers (I have one), you SHOULD be good to go. They are not trying to ruin your career. The big thing for me was the fact that they treat everyone like children (part of the problem is that I went to the University of Florida - I'm sure the academy kids will be used to it). I understand where they are coming from, but it does get annoying. They will threaten to pink sheet you for everything. Bottom line is don't be a retard. Other than that, everything is moving really, really fast down here. Time in A-Pool to classing up for IFS/DIVOLC is ~1 week.