Cadet Uniform Sizing Form Email

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  1. cadetmom

    cadetmom Member

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    Just double checking that we weren't the only ones to receive the 'Information Needed -- Cadet Uniform Sizing Form' email request this morning. My son faxed in his form a couple of weeks ago. I don't want to resend it, or bug anyone USAFA to see if they've received the form, if it seems like we all got this automated email. Hate to add to their workload, but hate to just assume it's there, too :confused:
     
  2. ZoomingFalcon

    ZoomingFalcon Cadet

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    I just got one too. If you already mailed in the form or faxed it in, disregard the e-mail.

    Since I answered a question, I'm going to ask a question:
    Is there any way to amend a measurement on the form?

    I only ask because when I got fitted for boots at the tux store, they put me down for 11s, but I got 10.5 at orientation.

    Not sure which number to call...
     
  3. pos2013falcon

    pos2013falcon Member

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    My son also received the e-mail. This is the first we have heard about this request. He still has not received the envelop with all the paperwork. He accepted his appointment in late Feb and mailed in his acceptance in early march. His status on line changed then also. Hopefully he will receive all the paperwork soon.
     
  4. greentrees

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    zooming falcon -
    don't worry about amending the boot size - you'll be able to ask for whatever size you need when you get your second pair shortly before the march out to jacks valley. (would be able to ask for diff size at initial issue too, but you already have your first pair now)
     
  5. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    I don't even know what they use the measuring form for... they don't look at it at all when they are issuing clothes or boots/shoes. They tailor your blues pants for you. They even measure you for parade dress.
     
  6. ZoomingFalcon

    ZoomingFalcon Cadet

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    Thanks greentrees.

    They don't use the form? Then why issue it?

    Maybe to get a rough estimate of the sizes they need on hand, then have it detailed later. Seems like the only logical explanation...
     
  7. cadetmom

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    Thanks for putting my mind at ease :)

    That's pretty much what the email said...
     
  8. jackson1989

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    If I'm right your son is also a Falcon Scholar...when we were at orientation this past week the admissions folks said the Falcon's second envelope won't go out until May 1.
     
  9. pos2013falcon

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    Thanks for that info Jackson. Yes he was a Falcon scholarship recipient.
     
  10. PDub

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    Yeah, definitely don't worry about that form. Even during inprocessing, there will be plenty of time for everyone to get the correct size uniform items. That is not to say that the sizing will be perfect (since there are only premeasured sizes), but I doubt that anything will happen even if you failed to turn the form in altogether.
     
  11. laxfan17

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    Thanks, we did get an email, but we I have to say we are at fault. We have yet to return the form they mailed us. Glad to hear it is so very important!!!
     
  12. SAFJRider

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    When we attended Orientation Day - I was a little confused about the uniform issue (cost). One of the reps for AFA said that the magic money cost varied widely based on what the cadets bought. I would think they are told they will need X sets of ABUs, X sets of boots, X sets of service dress etc....is it based on cadets buying the minimum vs cadets buying more in anticipation of laundry times and overall frequency of wear...any info from the cadet crowd??
     
  13. PDub

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    Most will be issued the same thing, but some (priors/preppies) will already have a lot of the uniform parts. Some appointees bought a pair of boots+socks at Orientation, so that's nearly a $100 difference between another appointee that did not purchase boots+socks. In the end though, everyone will have all of their mandatory uniform issue items, and after basic one may choose to go to the uniform replacement store to buy additional items (undershirts, patrol caps, etc.).
     
  14. tennisfan88

    tennisfan88 USAFA 2014

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    just wondering but do tailor shops generally charge for this type of service? time is money after all and was considering to just wait til I Day if they usually charge.
     
  15. pjnavy82

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    Since it appears that these measurements are only used to make sure the correct # of various sizes are on hand, we were thinking of taking our own (non-professional) measurements and sending that.

    PJ
     
  16. greentrees

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    we had men's wearhouse fill out the form when son was measured for his tux for prom. would have been no charge there even if not getting a tux.
     
  17. PDub

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    The tailor shop does charge for this service. There will be a generous monthly deduction from your pay by the tailor shop all four years while you're here.
     
  18. luckymacy

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    so what did the class of 2014 learn about this once they arrived

    So, how important is it to get these measurements done 'professionally'?

    Is my understanding right that you are remeasured once you get there and none of your clothes are pre selected, don't come with patches sewn on, etc right?

    You even get to ask for whatever shoe/boot size you want when you get there too, right, regardless of what you put on the form?

    Is there any evidence they used YOUR form at all and had any of your stuff in a pile waiting for you to pick up?
     
  19. AFA2015

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    I know that they use the "boot size" and "shirt size" to get an idea of how many boots/shirts to order.... but it only take 5 min to run to a mens warehouse and get fitted.
     
  20. pinkharley99

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    The form is indeed used for determining the sizes of uniforms, etc. that need to be on hand for I-Day. I measured my DD at home and sent the form in. She was remeasured at the Academy at Inprocessing. She has the most amazing seamstress that tailors all her uniforms. Don't sweat it...

    It's RECOGNITION time :eek:

    Class of 2014
    Like a Machine
     

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