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  1. AFAhopeful

    AFAhopeful USMA Cadet

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    Hello my user name is AFAhopeful and I think that describes a lot about me. I hope to go in 2012 and graduate in 2016. I am very excited as I am sure many others are too. If you have any questions I would love to answer them as best I can so just let me know. :smile: I guess that is it. If you have the same dream as me then check out the two groups I am in.
     
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    AFAhopeful USMA Cadet

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    More info

    Also I am in San Antonio, Texas. :cool: So it is pretty awesome but I will be trying to beat out a lot of other people for the nominations. If you have any tips for looking better than them and getting the nominations please let me know. Thanks.
     
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    Whats up? Welcome to the forums!! Have you started to work on the CFA? I guess you can never start preparing too early. Texas is a fairly competitive state, so I wish the best in your endeavors. By the way, I like your signature.

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    AFAhopeful USMA Cadet

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    That is the fitness stuff right? As far as fitness goes, yes I have started to work on that and hope to be at least able to pass the tests if not exceed the qualifications. :)
     
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    HI THERE!!!! :yay:

    I'm a AFA hopeful too! But for the class of 2015 :cool:
     
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    AFAhopeful USMA Cadet

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    Hello. Since we won't be competing against each other to get into the AFA would you do me a favor and list your qualifications so I can see where I stand. Include classes, grades, leadership positions, class size, class rank, physical preparation, etc. Pretty much anything you think would help you get in. If you don't know some of the information that's ok.
    Thank you.
     
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    That's exactly it though. I'm NOT in competition with you and even if we were in the same class year, I still wouldn't. You're put in competition with the kids in San Antonio before you're in competition with the rest of the country. I'll PM you my stats sometime today, but don't crack your head over measuring yourself over other kids on this forum.

    I went crazy with trying to see how good I am compared to some of the other kids, and then I realized (with the help of one of Chirstcorp's awesome posts) that the best YOU can do is make YOURSELF the best YOU can be. You're NOT another kid, don't try to MAKE yourself another kid, make YOURSELF THE BEST. Work hard in school, work hard outside of school... STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE... BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE!!

    I mean, if one kid set the Junior Olympic national record for the fastest whatever or best something in something, does that mean you're going to make yourself do that?

    Or what if another kid had a 3.4 among a bunch of other things and received an appointment to the academy, does that mean you think a 3.4 GPA is good enough and that's all you're going to shoot for?

    Naaah, I don't think that's what you're going to do either, but what's the point of trying to measure yourself up to another kid then? Don't just try to see where you, youself stand, try to make yourself stand taller and better than the rest, no matter what the other kids are doing.
     
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    ^^^This is a good post. I would take her advice. By the way, yes-the CFA is the physical fitness test for the academies. Dont try to meet the scores for passing, that is relatively simple. My brother is not even trying for the academies and he can "pass" the test. Try for, at a minimum, the average scores cadets get that are accepted into the academies, but max scores are the best. And it is a good idea to start early, especially on your trouble spots. Mine was running, I went from a 9 minute mile to 6 minutes in 3 months. Pushups never really gave me any trouble. I you stuggle in an area, let me know. I can help you get some good scores, especially concerning pushups, situps, and pullups. As for the rest, sometimes its just practice that makes perfect.

    USMAalltheway
     
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    Right now my trouble spot would probably be the basketball throw. I am working on it but I don't know the requirements for the others are. I think it is like 75 ft. for the basketball throw right? And yeah I know what y'all are saying about comparing myself, for sure. :) I just want to make sure I am not wasting my time, shooting for a goal I cannot reach. I don't think that is the case but I have heard some of the applicants are extremely qualified. Thanks for the advice and your time. :)
     

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