Academy Visit Advice

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  1. Packer

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    My son will be shadowing a cadet one day next week. I have a friend from college that is now an professor at the AFA and she is going to introduce him to some of the faculty. This is a great opportunity for him to learn more about the academy. Does anybody have any suggestions on things he should try to learn or do while he is there? Thanks.
     
  2. USAFA_Falcon_15

    USAFA_Falcon_15 USAFA '15 Appointee

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    If he is interested in any sports, email or call the coach and set up some sort of talk.
     
  3. Christcorp

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    Recommend that he find some "Private" time with the cadet he's shadowing, as well as a couple others. Have him ask those cadets: "Hey; no B.S.ing; can you tell me the good and the bad of this place"? Make sure that your son understands that about 98.934959% of all current cadets walked in with a "DIFFERENT" expectation, belief, understanding, perception, etc... of the academy, than they have now. (Same that he probably has right now). Doesn't mean they'd change their mind or regret being there. Not at all. Just that it's "Different" than what they expected as an Applicant/Appointee. And asking this is not designed to have your son question his choice; just to be "Better Prepared".
     
  4. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    Check out the inside and surrounding area of the Chapel. It's beautiful!
     
  5. Packer

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely tell him to try to get a sense of the good and bad from multiple cadets. I would guess that upper classmen may be able to give him a more complete view?
     

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