Commitment

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  1. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    I know there is a dance or dinner associated with Commitment - and that's about all I know. Is actual commitment at the end of 3 degree year or at the beginning of 2 dig year? Are there papers to be signed? Do those who quit do so before the summer programs? It seems to me that summer is part of the following academic year (hence, BCT before 4 dig).

    I quizzed my sons before they left here about their plans. AFA all the way for them. How many leave though at the end of the 3 degree year?
     
  2. Christcorp

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    Commitment is the day that the C1C has their graduation that year. In other words, after the graduation ceremony, the NEW year starts. This year, the day after graduation, your twins and my son will be allowed to have their cars. That is the 1st day of their C2C year.

    (I could be wrong, but I don't believe so)

    As for the dance/party; can't remember. I want to say that it's in the fall; right after classes are back in session. But I can't remember. Maybe Hornet or one of the others can refresh my memory. Later... mike....
     
  3. cadetmom100

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    To the best of my knowledge, Commitment Dinner is the night before classes begin the Cadet's junior year, the reason being that if a cadet attends any class hs junior year, he/she is committed to owing the AF for the first two years of education etc. If a cadet decides not to attend classes junior year, they are released from any commitment to the AF.
     
  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    CARS!!!!!:eek::eek: CC, there were two EEKS there because that was the general topic of conversation during the whole break. Imagine yours times two:

    What kind of car should I get? New? Used?

    Hey Dad, how much are you going to kick in?? You know Dad, most cadet's parents pay for their wheels (followed by tremendous and long-lasting laughter on part of Dad, with consternation on the part of twin).

    Dad, you know about the tuition you paid for all the other kids, well, how about...

    Cars... I had forgotten until just this December about them actually being allowed wheels of their own on campus.

    Please note: both twins knew better than to ask their mother, who might have swatted them with a broom. :)
     
  5. marciemi

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    I know when I was at WP, the rule also was that you weren't committed until you attended your first class during your junior year - so not until August when classes started. I did know people who quit after that summer. I'm fairly confident that hasn't changed at WP at least since when my son was at SLS this summer, his cadre were all 2nd class and spent much of the time whining/deliberating about whether they were truly going to come back come August (which I thought was more than a bit unprofessional to say in front of the candidates! :mad: ).
     
  6. HNeedle

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    we'll have a big dinner the night before classes start this august. and like many have said, if you show up to your first class the next day, you're committed.

    that being said, we'll get "promoted" and are allowed to have cars the day of/after graduation.
     
  7. Christcorp

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    Yes, definitely correct. I should have expounded. After graduation, you officially are promoted to R2D2 (C2C). "Don't worry; this year I keep referring to my son as C3PO (C3C). Anyway; yes, they allow the cadets one last summer vacation to make a final decision on whether to commit or not. I thought the dinner was right after classes started; but HNeedle would definitely know better than I would.

    Cindy; My son already knew what his car was. When my daughter went off to college, she go my wife's car, and I bought my wife a new car. Then when my daughter graduated, I spent a bit of money to do a complete maintenance checkup to include timing belt and other high-cost items. I then signed over the title to her as "Part" of her graduation present. My son will now get my wife's 2004 Camry. Then when he graduates the academy, I will sign over the title to him. He is then free to sell it, trade it in, or be smart and realize he has a dependable car without car payments until he's done with either med school, grad school, UPT, or whatever else he trains for. I am a little concerned, because he's part of the minority in which he's been able to stay going with his high-school sweetheart. They are still together after 2 1/2 years. (1 1/2 at the academy). And with us living only 2-3 hours away, I'm hoping he's not going to be driving home to see her/us every weekend. I don't want his grades to slip. Anyway, it's going to be an interesting summer. Mike.....
     
  8. fencersmother

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    We have talked about signing over one or more of our cars to the kids and H & I get new ones. Not surprisingly, none of my sons seems all that enthused to have a 2003 Honda Odyssey (minivan) with 175,000 miles on it. Haha One twin will not be home this summer, since he is going to Brazil and other places than Steeler Nation. The other will be home though and I think we'll be doing a lot of car talking.

    Mike, is your wife, then, getting new wheels next summer? My sis has a new Camry and it is really nice!
     

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