Football away games

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  1. jassen2

    jassen2 Member

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    How does a regular C4C (non-IC non-D&B) get to attend an away game ? Is there an organized group of cadets who go to these games ? And can they spend the night with family / friends (Saturday night of that day's game) ?

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  2. Christcorp

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    You put in for one of your regular weekend passes that you're authorized. You get permission to be gone for the 2 days if that's what you put in for. You buy yourself a ticket for a plane, train, bus, or borrow/rent a car. In your case, you buy a ticket to the game. And you go wherever you said you were going. Doesn't matter if it's a football game, your parent's house, meeting your girlfriend/boyfriend to go skiing, etc... They don't care where you're going or what you're doing on your day off when you have a pass. You're an adult.

    Is there an organized group of cadets going? Sometimes, yes. There are usually a large group who will travel to wyoming and CSU. These are close and they are rivalry games. Same with going to army or navy. If you're talking about a Denver Bronco game, you can usually catch a ride north and work out a way back and not have to spend the night. Other places; Buy a plane ticket and game ticket and the academy doesn't care. You're on your own. Stay in a motel, friend's house, or in the airport. No one cares. I recommend checking with squadron members (Upper class) and see if any are going. Remember one thing; whether it's enforced or not, as a C4C, you are expected to be in your service dress uniform when you leave the academy. Whether you keep it on when you're at your destination is a different topic.
     
  3. bandit

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    Actually, and i could be wrong, but I think you need a SSS if you are going more than 150 miles. But I only have a vague recollection of that requirement
     
  4. Christcorp

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    I was simply stating that you need to get the appropriate permission. (That's a given, and I don't think that is in question.) But he said non-IC, so it could be a denver bronco game for all I know. So, get whatever appropriate permission is needed to get your weekend pass and do the rest.
     
  5. aggie83

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    Some games, like this weekends USAFA vs. OU, the cadets were able to sign up for a C130 plane taking them into Tinker AFB (near Okla. City) for the OU game. I don't know if that was open to C4Cs. I don't know much more than that as our cadet just notified us last week that he had been on the waiting list and a slot opened up for this weekend's OU game in Norman, OK. I have no idea if they have to use their passes but I would assume they would have to.
     

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