Current USAFA cadets-Hosting candidate visits

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  1. mumsyto3

    mumsyto3 Member

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    On the other SA threads they recommend bringing your host cadet "treats" when you are coming for an overnight candidate visit. Is this OK with USAFA? To me if you guys are taking your time to "drag" these candidates around you should get something for it. Do any of you current cadets have suggestions on what you'd like to get if you were hosting?
     
  2. eagle36

    eagle36 USAFA Alumnus

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    i had never heard of that before. its certainly not necessary, but could be nice. i'd recommend something homemade if possible, such as cookies or brownies. if thats not really possible, a nice thing of chocolate or something would suffice if you really want to
     
  3. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    USAFA does sleep over visits besides appointee orientation???
     
  4. eagle36

    eagle36 USAFA Alumnus

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    yes. if i remember, they're monday-tuesday, and you get assigned with a cadet who volunteers to escort. i know i did when i was a senior in high school, and i know the program is still being run by PA
     
  5. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    It's not expected, but I don't think any of us would complain!
     
  6. PDub

    PDub Prospective

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    But this program is for upperclassmen only right? First I've heard of this program as well.
     
  7. Mikil

    Mikil USAFA Cadet

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    I've been curious about that too. Is it only for upperclassmen?

    We've had several being escorted in our squadron so far. It's kind of odd to see regular high schoolers again, and to think that just a year ago I was in the same position.
     
  8. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Yeah I'd like to escort some people... when can we do that?
     
  9. btown13

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    i wouldn't mind either. I figure I shadowed someone so I should give back. If not there's always orientation. Come that time, if someone wants to hit me up just pm me or something.
     
  10. ds52262

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    First for the Cadets yes you can host during the year for an Academic Visit. Just check with you Squadron Leadership. The prospective visitor needs to contact the tour office and they can arrange the details. If there is a Cadet you wish to stay with provide them the Cadets name.

    In the past it has been a gentle reprieve for 4* cadets because you are typically at rest on the day you escort the visitor. Oh and your roommates should be supportive too.
     
  11. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    My son did this last year for his visit. He had a soccer teammate whose brother was a 4th class cadet. He requested him by name, and it did work out that he got to escort him during his day there (it was a full day, not an overnight visit since he was a junior at the time). I guess it didn't occur to us to have him take anything when he went, but once he got home we sent him a "boodle box" (West Point term :wink: ) full of various types of junk food as a thank you.
     

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