Acceptance Day and Parents Weekend

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  1. Airforce Dad

    Airforce Dad New Member

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    Prior to Parents Weekend, will cadets have any time to leave campus? and how much time will they have at Acceptance Day if any to visit with family if family comes out for that. Or is it just that family can watch from a distance?
     
  2. aglages

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    Cadets will get only a couple of hours on A-Day with their parents and will not be able to leave the cadet area.

    August 13th is Doolie Day Out - They will be able to leave the base with their sponsor family....not their parents.
     
  3. Christcorp

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    Dollie Day out???? Maybe my brain isn't working. I thought, 1st: It's now doolie day IN (They don't leave campus); and that it is in July, in between BCT 1 and BCT 2??? Or is my brain dead??? Maybe we're talking about something else and I have the names mixed up. mike....
     
  4. HNeedle

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    both 2014 and 2015 received a doolie day in (a-hall with lots of food, telephones, etc) between 1st and 2nd beast, a day at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo during 2nd beast, and a doolie day out in august.

    back when it was hard............. (3 years ago) we only got doolie day out for about a half day between 1st and 2nd beast.
     
  5. jackson1989

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    They have both. Doolie day in is between BCT I and BCT II and they are able to call their families. Doolie day out is after A day and they are able to leave with thier sponsers.
     
  6. dohdean

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    The Academy (through Barbara Guiterrez) has already sent out a communication to parents, posted on various of the forums, that parents are being asked not to request to take their cadets on Doolie Day Out (unless they are a sanctioned sponsor family). 4th year Cadets are not permitted to leave the Academy on A Day. (Two years ago they were not allowed to ride in a car -- they were limited to visiting with parents and walking with parents to eat, bookstore (if parents/cadets chose to go there), etc.) I assume that is still the rule -- but do not know that for sure.
     
  7. aglages

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    Mike - things do occasionally change at USAFA.
     
  8. Christcorp

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    This is so cool. This is why I've said a million times why it's so important that this forum have members who are current cadets, applicants, and parents. A lot of people say they gain so much from posters who are alumni, retired military, family members, ALO's, etc... But this is why it's so important that this forum be a concert. Things change with each class, and it's the current applicants, cadets, and their family members who keep the information updated. Thank you all SO MUCH!!! I truly mean it.

    OK; back to our regularly scheduled program..... Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeppppp.
     
  9. Seamonkeydo

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    This was somewhat started with the Swine Flu Class of 2013. That year Doolie Day Out became Doolie Day In and it became a hit because the Basic's were able to chill and relax with their classmates. For the Class of 2014 it became both, a Doolie Day in and a Doolie Day Out. The Doolie Day Out was thrown back in because of the importance of Cadets meeting their Sponsor Family, feeling comfortable, therby creating a bond that would hopefully continue when the stress level go's up.
     

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