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  1. fairwinds

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    Son left for AIM Session II today. Wondering how AIMsters(?) thought Session I was. From old threads, it seems AIM is very much more regimented than NASS which he has already attended this summer. I know they just confiscated his cell phone, which didn't happen at NASS, so I guess we'll see!!! Thanks for any info!
     
  2. OhioWrestler

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    My son attended AIM Session 1 and loved it. He attended SLS & NASS earlier this summer and loved both of them as well. He said that AIM was a bit more intense than SLS or NASS. CGA has a beautiful campus and everyone we met from the Academy were top notch. Provided he gets 3 appointments -- he will have a tough decision to make.
     
  3. hopeful1

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    Session one

    My son just returned from session one and LOVED it! He admits that the first day was a shock and a blur to him:shake: However, he has not stopped talking about all of the things that they did while he was there. From everything that he has mentioned, the cadre did their best to give the AIMsters a brief snapshot of what swab summer would entail. I have laughed at his tales of many of the "mistakes" that he and others in his company made. On Friday, when we saw him for the first time, I mentioned to my husband that in that short amount of time, he seemed to have a more confident demeanor and much better posture:thumb:
    As a mom, I was nervous about his experience ,esp. after running into a swab company (Bravo?) on the way out after dropping him off. I most definitely did not have to worry. He didn't want to leave on Sat! I feel much better about his decision to pursue a military education after seeing how much he enjoyed AIM. Although it is significantly more rigorous than other summer programs, my son felt that he has a more realistic idea of what swab summer would entail and is better prepared now.
    I also was extremely impressed with the superintendant and the cadre's speeches at AIM graduation. Each person made it a point to emphasis that there are many options and that each AIMster must decide what is the right path for them. They all stated that the USCGA may not be the right place for them and that they needed to find the best fit whether it is CGA, another academy or a civilian college.
    For my son, AIM served its purpose to help him determine if this is the path that he wants to pursue.
    Your son will come out of session two tired, sleepy and more determined than ever to pursue a military education:biggrin:
     
  4. J Collins

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    last year my daughter came out of it loving the CGA.. hardest thing she has ever done... but she wanted it.....

    she proved a lot to herself..... :)
     
  5. Livinlarger

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    My daughter also left for AIM yesterday ... waiting on pins and needles till Friday. She has remained confident that the academy is where she belongs ... I told my husband this week will either boost that confidence or we may have to work plan B more. Guess only time will tell. Either way, I consider her very fortunate to have been offered the opportunity!
     
  6. missy

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    aimster

    My son is getting ready for the academy. Where can I find info on the physical testing part of the program. Thanks
     
  7. missy

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    Does your son know anything about the physical testing that was done at AIM?
     
  8. Luigi59

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    The PFE test and the scoring tables can be found on the USCGA web site.
     
  9. SAMom

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    My daughter left for AIM yesterday too. She was at NASS and loved every minute of it. I cant wait to hear about this week!
     
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    daily runs

    Could anyone tell me how many miles a day they will run and what the longest run was at what pace.
    Thanks
     
  11. J Collins

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    at AIM my daughter says you jog to formation, the only time you run is for the PFE and it is 1.5 miles and you have to do it under 11.56
     
  12. averx615

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    jcollins is right. we ran all the time. everywhere. But the real running was just in the morning during cals for abt 2 miles? and then the PFE
     
  13. OhioWrestler

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    My son advised he received a score of 240. From what they told us at the admissions briefing -- scores between 150-180 are considered passing.
     
  14. LadderdaddyO

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    AIM Packing question

    I've read the packing instructions but was wondering if a small personal fan for the room would be allowed. Thanks again
     
  15. futureplebe

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    Do you swim at all for AIM?
     
  16. averx615

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    no. there r box fans in the room. We were not alloud to bring our own.
     
  17. SAMom

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    PFE

    I have a question? My daughter just got back from AIM she was telling me that when she took the PFE she saw a fellow AIM ster falling behind in the run. She decided to stay back and help the girl so she could finish the run, but her time ended up at 17.23. She is a super athlete and could have finished with a much better time. Her push up's and sit up's gave here good enough scores to pass with a 167 so my question is should she retake the test?
     
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    167 points would be graded as a "D" - I would retake it.

    285-300 Max Club
    258-284 A
    222-257 B
    200-221 C
    165-199 D
    0-164 F
     
  19. SAMom

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    I think she should retest as well. She Maxed out at the Naval Academy and the CG should see her true potential.
     
  20. mdsu

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    hello everyone. i leave for AIM in the morning. its real late right now but what attire should i arrive to AIM with?
     

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