class 2014 -- sponsor family infor

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  1. lga

    lga Member

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    We still have not received sponsor family infor for I-day. Anyone else waiting? Which number to contact at AFA?
     
  2. SAFJRider

    SAFJRider New Member

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    no info for us as well - we were hoping to get info by now...not sure what the delay is. any contact info appreciated.
     
  3. ZoomingFalcon

    ZoomingFalcon Cadet

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    Got a call from mine yesterday.

    The academy will contact the sponsor family who will contact you. Not sure if they're doing it alphabetically or not...
     
  4. SAFJRider

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    thanks for the info --- so your telling me I should answer my phone when it is a number from the 719 area code vs. thinking its a telemarketer?!? lol
     
  5. bandit

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    Probably want to get used to answering your phone from any number that calls once you drop your appointee off. Why?

    Because you never know when your cadet might get a chance to borrow a phone or have one provided as a "perk" for doing something exceptionally well during BCT and after until phones are returned.
     
  6. greentrees

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    Once you drop your appointee off - you always answer the phone. DS got a phone call after glider ride during BCT, but many also got phone calls after they were at the firing range. After BCT was over he didn't have his phone til PW, but his roommate had it one weekend for a family emergency situation and was "allowed" to let his roomies use it discretely.
    If your child is an IC - the upperclass IC's will hand their phones over all the time.
    Bottom line -- answer all phone calls at anytime of the day or night, from now until they separate/retire from the AF.
     
  7. DevilDog

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    We know my son's sponsor family. They have been notified, but we have not heard anything yet. My son's sponsor family are the grandparents of one of his teammates.
     
  8. tennisfan88

    tennisfan88 USAFA 2014

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    Received a call from AOG yesterday and they gave me my sponsor families information. I'm going to call them in the next few minutes. My last name begins with Y so I don't think its alphabetical (maybe reverse hehe)
     
  9. SAFJRider

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    :shake:once she gets there than I'm sure I will answer...but at this point-I'm a little disappointed in the lack of contact. i know its a lot of appointees but less than 2 weeks? I'm sure the call when come soon:biggrin:
     
  10. maxr3m

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    Sponsor Family

    DS leaves Wednesday. Heard from B&B sponsor but not from sponsor family. Any one else in similar circumstances?
     
  11. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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    I don't think the cadets are assigned sponsor families for the academic year until after BCT. The only ones that they need to worry about now would be the B&B sponsor family.

    Stealth_81
     
  12. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I thought the same - believe they said that's part of the reason they were switching to Doolie Day In during Basic this year and then DDO afterwards - so they had more time to assign the basic cadets to their permanent sponsors. Guess in the past they've had a hard time completing it by even mid-July. My son did request a sponsor family, and I know they requested him (both by name), but we haven't even heard anything official (he's staying there the night before I Day though) but are assuming they'll be his sponsor.
     
  13. RPT1981

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    Notification

    We have sponsored cadets in the past and got a letter with their (cadet) info late in BCT (after, if memory serves me.....or August....)
     
  14. DK6732

    DK6732 USAFA Cadet

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    Haven't heard from my sponsor family either.
     
  15. 2011's Mom

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    DDO // Sponsor Info

    The B&B sponsor is an AOG program (not USAFA). The AOG assigns and the B&B sponsor calls the appointee. I know B&B sponsors seem to be organized a little later than appointee families like! My D's year she heard from her B&B sponsor very close to her departure for BCT - I seem to remember getting the phone call the Saturday or Sunday prior to her actual departure. If you don't have a B&B sponsor yet, and you know that you signed up for the program, perhaps a call to the AOG would be in order.

    Academic Year Sponsors are assigned through USAFA and are not typically set until right around PW. My D pre-selected a sponsor family by name but did not officially know it was them until late August. Sometime during BCT my D also filled out another form and again named them. I have heard that one reason for the late notification of Ac Year sponsors is because there is a shortage of sponsor families and not all kids make it out of BCT. They get the names lined up and finalized for the Ac Year sponsors and wait until after A-Day to actually formally match them up (in case a Basic doesn't finish BCT). Some cadets have sponsors that sponsor only one cadet while others might be attached to a family with multiple cadets. I would not be at all concerned at not having an Ac Year Sponsor assigned yet.
     
  16. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    i learned of mine the night before doolie day out. Since its now DDI... i guess u will find out after BCT or when you get back from jack's.
     
  17. ntrdamemom

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    I spoke with someone at the academy and they told me that the cadets would find out on Aug. 7th, After BCT.
     
  18. pjnavy82

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    A schedule I read (on the CO Parents Club website) showed 7 August as a DDO. Hopefully, the Basics will know sometime before that!

    From this website: http://www.usafacpc.org/admin/cal/curcalendar.php

    Saturday
    Aug. 7th, 2010


    Doolie Day "Out"

    This will be the first time that the Doolies will be allowed off base. If they do not have a "registered" sponsor, they will be assigned one, for the day. If you are a parent or guardian of a Doolie, you will be the "designated" sponsor that day. The only exception might be the IC cadets. They may be asked to spend the day with their team. The sponsor for the team may be their coach or another member of the athletic department.

    This is a day of relaxation. Sponsors provide snacks, lunch, TV, and movies. A lot of the new cadets will just want to eat, make a few phone calls, and catch up on their sleep.

    Sponsors will be informed, by USAFA, of the pick up and drop off times and locations before the event.

    PJ
     
  19. maxr3m

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    Thanks to all. One less thing to fret over.
     

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