2015 graduation

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  1. djms19

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    I heard it was because Monday is Memorial Day and they would have to pay the civilians extra. So they push the beginning of graduation week to Tuesday which means graduation on Thursday.

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    That's weird because last May's (Class of 2013) graduation was Memorial Day week and graduation was still on Wednesday.
     
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    Since the Academy is under the gun to cut costs, this might be one thing they are considering. By having graduation on Thursday, they won't have to pay civilians on Memorial Day.

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    I doubt it is because of civilian pay because they are salaried, not hourly. IOWs they are going to be paid for that day at the same pay rate whether they work or not. There is no holiday pay rate for them.

    I would not look for any deep meaning. For all anyone knows is Hagel said he can't do it on Wednesday, or the Thunderbirds have an air show in Germany Memorial Day, and since they are going to be overseas the weekend prior they want an extra day to guarantee they will be there....planes have a habit of breaking.

    Honestly, I would think those two reasons are more likely than civilian pay costs.
     
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    2016 and 2017 dates also are listed as Wed or Thurs.
     

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