Appointed - Where is the BFE?

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  1. ProudNHopeful

    ProudNHopeful USNA 2018 Hopeful Dad

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    DS has appointment as reported by MOC and portal but has no received the BFE yet. Does anyone know when these are or will be sent out? He has accepted the appointment through email, but that is the only way he has received any communication. It would be great to see the hard evidence! LOL
     
  2. c.long

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    The ALO's have them as far as I know. Mine e-mailed me saying that he can either mail it to me or he can present it at an Award's presentation at my school.


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  3. Runner2014

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    I am excited to hear that the ALOs have the BFEs. I contacted my counselor at USAFA and he said that they were not sending them out this year. As my acceptance letter I just got a little sheet of paper in the mail do I am hoping there is more to come :)


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  4. Usafamom2016

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    ALOs do not have the BFEs. They are usually sent a certificate which can be presented at an awards ceremony, which is a part of their job. My understanding is that the 'BFE' will be replaced with an online set of forms this year. This will come via and email or your portal.


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  5. Enlisted_Programmer

    Enlisted_Programmer 323rd Mustangs

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    To the best of my knowledge that is correct. It's been a month and no BFE. My portal has many forms to complete that will be available at different times. I believe this comes from the AF effort to get away from having everything hard copied as well as electronic.
     
  6. ProudNHopeful

    ProudNHopeful USNA 2018 Hopeful Dad

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    Disappointed that there is no certificate to be displayed from USAFA. DS received a certificate in a folder from USMA. This is kind of a big deal and it would be nice to see. Sounds like USNA is doing the BFE like USMA - wish AF could follow the example.
     
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    ProudNhopeful, please read my post again. It specifically says that the ALOs are given a certificate to present to the candidates at an school awards ceremony. This is not the BFE but a nice certificate to commemorate the occasion of an appointment to the USAFA. certainly a proud occasion.


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  8. USAFA83GradWife

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    I think we're running into a semantics issue. When I think the BFE, I think of the appointment certificate first and foremost. Yeah, I know that the "F" refers to "fat" meaning all the other paperwork as well, and I know that's all online.

    Maybe it's just me that thinks that way. :cool:
     
  9. MomofMany

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    ALO's get the certificates to present and appointees get access to all the forms through their portal.
     
  10. c.long

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    Yes, I should have clarified. ALO's have the certificates, not the BFE. Sorry for the confusion!


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  11. ProudNHopeful

    ProudNHopeful USNA 2018 Hopeful Dad

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    Thanks for the clarification! Yes - when I think BFE - I think certificate. Something to display at graduation and such. I am glad he will still get this.
     
  12. Runner2014

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    That makes sense. Thanks!


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