Acceptance Day

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  1. aggie83

    aggie83 Member

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    Please help me remember from earlier posts - is there a possibility you can see your basic the evening before Acceptance Day? I can remember that posters have said you possibly can see them the Thursday evening of Parent's weekend but can't remember about Acceptance Day. Thanks.
     
  2. dohdean

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    I do not believe that you can see your Basic (about to be Cadet) the night before Acceptance Day. As we understand it, you can see your Cadet immediately after the parade/ceremony on the field (to photograph pinning). Then your cadet will have a period of time with you on the Academy grounds for lunch, shopping at the Cadet Store, etc.

    Dolly Dean
    Basic Cadet Carrigan Dean (Jaguars summer; CS-40 Academic)
    Boulder, CO
     
  3. Christcorp

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    Nope; you can't see your cadet-to-be until the ceremony. And then, unofficially it will be for an hour or two. "I say unofficially, because it depends on what type of schedule your cadet has with things to do". So basically, it means there's a 99% chance you get to spend a couple hours with them; but don't get too upset if all you can spend is a 15 minute hug and saying how proud you are of them. But you will probably get a couple hours. You can't go any place. Most cadets and their family will stay right around the parade field or the parking lot. Almost everyone, including us, brought a mega picnic basket and had a nice picnic with our son. Also remember, the majority of the cadets; including new friends of your son/daughter; won't have family coming for "A" day. They are saving money and vacation time for parent's weekend. So, bring enough food for your son, you, and a couple of his new friends. They will appreciate this more than just about anything. Also; I had my cell phone and my wife's cell phone; and we let my son's friends who's parents weren't there, to call home to their parents. They really loved that too. Except for Doolie Day Out, they haven't spoken to anyone back home. Also remember that they are in their dress blues. So don't bring "Messy" foods. Ask your son what he wants. For our picnic, we made sandwiches, fried chicken, potato salad, etc... Best of luck to you. mike....
     
  4. aggie83

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    Changing topic - but why are some basics in their personal glasses (seems like a large portion) and some in the BCGs?
     
  5. dohdean

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    Acceptance Day/Parents' weekend

    Back on the topic of cadets leaving the grounds during Parents' Weekend -- you mentioned cadets leaving on Thursday evening. I don't think they can leave on Thursday evening -- they can leave on Friday evening but must be back by specified time for Accountability Formation for the football game (go to the USAFA website, click on Parents' Weekend under Events and then go to the printable schedule of events, look at Friday's summary, bottom of the page) I don't know the answer to the glasses question -- I think I read on one of the other chat sites about this but don't remember the explanation.
     
  6. Christcorp

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    1) The cadets aren't totally free on parents weekend until after the football game.
    2) The reason some cadets have their Birth Control Glasses and some have their civilian glasses; is because on in-processing day, some of the basics didn't have their BCGs ready. Or, they put them on and the prescription was screwed up. So, the academy is making them new ones. That is why they were told to bring a pair of their civilian glasses. Just in case. It's not like they make them as you wait. Most of them will have their BCG during BCT. However; it has been known that some have only had their civilian glasses the entire time. Usually because of prescription or frame issues. However; that is NOT always a good thing for the basic. A) They stand out more to the cadre. and B) BCT is very physical. The BCGs are very sturdy. Difficult to break. And even if you did, no big deal; the academy will get you more. If you break your civilian pair; OH WELL! And it's not like you are going to take a day off of BCT to run down town or through AAFES to get a new pair of glasses made. Anyway; that's why some aren't wearing their BCGs. mike.....
     
  7. aggie83

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    From what I have read, depending on Squadron, you may be able to visit your cadet up by the Chapel/Arnold Hall area on the Thursday evening of Parent's weekend.
     
  8. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    Yes, that's right. It isn't up to your squadron unless you have some training going on. You will be allowed to go up and visit them. After basic you are pretty much on your own for the most part :wink:
     
  9. dohdean

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    That's good news about Thursday evening! Sorry , I had not read that previously.
     
  10. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Back during my 4-dig PW, I spent a few hours with my parents up on the wall that Thursday evening. Very do-able.
     
  11. HNeedle

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    yep i met up w/ my mom thursday evening at the chapel, she brought me wendy's :)
     

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