I'm 42 yrs old and thinking about signing up for the military again. I did 4yrs 9mths back in the 80's. I heard that I can sign up again and keep my rank and not have to go thru basic again. Is that true? I can't handle basic training (to old). i was in the Army and thought about going into the Air Force. My son-in-law is in the AF and he told me that I don't have to go thru basic. Can an old, fat ugly guy guy go back in?