A Year In The Blue

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Grizzly, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Grizzly

    Grizzly Member

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    I am a 2019 candidate and am doing all that I can to learn as much about USAFA as possible. I have read here that "A Year In The Blue" is a great documentary, and I am interested in seeing it. However, I would rather not pay the $30 fee. Would anybody be willing to exchange it, or sell it for cheap? Thanks!
     
  2. Dad

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    No DVD, but a book suggestion.

    Another esource for you would be "The Air Force Academy Candidate Book: How to Get In, How to Prepare, How to Survive" by Sue Ross. You can get a new copy for about $15 and a used one for less. It helped my wife and I as much as our DS. Your local library may even have a copy.

    I do own a copy of the aforementioned video, but I am not willing to loan it out anonymously to an undisclosed location. I think most people feel similarly. Consider asking a local candidate or your ALO if (s)he knows someone with a copy. That would be a more reasonable request.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. fencersmother

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    Or get it from the library (interlibrary loan if necessary) for free.
     
  4. bmw17

    bmw17 NWP 2012

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    I am now a C3C and I watched the documentary after I completed freshman year and I feel that it was much more meaningful watching it after the year was over, especially after recognition. The documentary says some things about recognition that I personally think would be better off as a surprise (a good surprise I promise.)

    I second the recommendation of the book, "The Air Force Academy Candidate Book" by my lovely sponsor mom, Sue Ross! As a grad, a former instructor at USAFA, and a sponsor mom, she is full of knowledge about all aspects of cadet life and gives very invaluable advice. I got the book as a birthday present when I was in the application process and it was very helpful not only to me but also to my parents.
     
  5. Dad

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    How great for you! Send my appreciation to Col. (ret) Ross for her assistance with my son's journey, too. Thanks.
     

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