As the parent of a 2020 USAFA wannabe, I want to thank you, and you all know who you are, for the great service you do for us parents, students, and others seeking information, camaraderie, and plain old hand holding. You bring humor when it's needed, hard talk when it's needed, and kind words as well. I stumbled on this forum several months back when DS mentioned wanting to attend USAFA. It became my mission to understand as much as I could about the process, both before appointment and after. That's just my personality. I have asked questions, but more often have learned from others' questions and the responses you all have supplied. For sure, my wannabe's decision time is drawing near. That's why I needed to tell you all now. In short, thank you, thank you, thank you! We, and the academies, are very lucky to have you. Of course, you do realize each of us has the potential to refer more newbie wannabes to you! The ripple effect! Indeed it is cyclical!