Advice for a Falcon

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Ethands15, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Ethands15

    Ethands15 Member

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    Hi, I have basically a "is there anything I can be doing now" kind of question. I have already graduated HS and I recieved a Falcon Foundation scholarship to NWP. What can I do this summer, (I'm already working 40+ hours a week) to help me when I finally get to the Academy? Since I have so long, I'm already starting an even more agressive fitness program, but I just wanted to know if I should do anything special. Any advice on long term preparations I can make would be great.
     
  2. Christcorp

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    Yea, COOL YOUR DAMN JETS and relax and have some fun. "Don't get stupid". Life is too short. It's not all about school and work. Congrats on getting a Prep School Slot. Find time to spend with your family and friends. I have absolutely no idea why you think you need a 40+ hour job to "HELP YOU WHEN YOU GET TO THE ACADEMY". You could go to the academy totally bone poor, and you could survive quite well. There are a lot of cadets who are doing it. As long as you have between $150-$200 to get you through BCT and until your pay is started, that's all you NEED. Yes, you might want more for EXTRA fun and stuff, but you don't need it. With room, board, books, clothes, etc... taken care of, you can live fine on the money they pay you. You do realize they PAY you to go to the academy. Anyway; my suggestion is to have some fun and enjoy your life. Working is good. Money is good. But get rid of that "+" sign after the 40hrs and spend some of that time with your family and friends.
     
  3. Ethands15

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    Thnx for the advice. The reason I'm working 40+ hours a week is b/c I have to pay for part of my tuition to NWP, and thats the only way I can. (I miss posted that part to make it look like I was working for cash to take to USAFA, sorry). Thanks again though, and I'll try to remember to slow down some.
     
  4. Bairdlax

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    Bro enjoy your year. I mean there's no where I'd rather be than the academy this summer but it would be nice to hang with my friends for another year.

    My sugestion = Get a girlfriend and...
    thats what I'm gonna miss most. lol.
     
  5. starvinmarvin_09

    starvinmarvin_09 USAFA Cadet

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    My suggestion for ALL Falcons, spend time with Gfs/Bfs and other interests as much as possible before you leave.

    However, speaking from experience at the moment, avoid if you can long-standing emotions from surfacing with a girl who has mutual feelings, but is previously occupied with another person. Let me tell ya, it doesn't make leaving easier... at all.
     
  6. Bombtrack

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    I think my girlfriend is what will keep me through Beast. I don't think I'd make it without her. We'll see in about 8 weeks if this was a factor or not in me making it/not making it lol. It's like an experiment. I'm pumped!
     
  7. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Here's to hoping she doesn't read this. :wink:
     
  8. btown13

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    HAHA! and for your sake bomb i hope you make it through. im not leaving any extra baggage at home, and while that stinks in some ways in others its a blessing. I don't have to worry about anything. It also makes leaving a whole lot easier. But i do hope you guys make it. That would be awesome. Good homecoming for you then! :thumb:
     

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