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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by the tone, May 27, 2012.

  1. the tone

    the tone Member

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    On the USAFA 2012-2013 calendar, there are two notations I have a question about. What is a "Commandant's Training Day" and what does the abbreviation "LMD" stand for? What is the first official time/date that a cadet can leave and prepare to fly home for the Thanksgiving holiday? Winter Break is the 21st of Dec. That's a no brainer.
     
  2. aggie83

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    LMT is last military duty, which in most cases (not all) is the last class or final that the cadet has. Cadets will finish finals on different days depending on specific class final schedules (some may finish early in the week and others may not finish until Friday). There are exceptions, of course, for athletes in season and other extracurricular activities. They probably won't know their finals schedule until mid-semester.

    Commandant's Training Days are days there are no classes but the cadets have military training on base. Looks like this fall's Commandant's training is before Thanksgving break (that has varied over our last 3 years at the AFA). Last fall's LMD was noon but that can change every year so you will need to wait until your cadet finds out probably mid-semester. LMD for non-class days is what is announced by the Commandant.

    Usually, there are to be no flights scheduled out of COS earlier than 1.5 hours after LMD and 2 hours after LMD for flights departing from Denver.
     
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