Hey Pima and Fencersmother, or anyone else in the know

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by DevilDog, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. DevilDog

    DevilDog Member

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    My son has drop nite coming up on 2/5. He really wants me to come, I have bought my ticket and am going. What is that day/nite about? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Pima

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    It a is a big night. Not as big as the winging ceremony that will be 4-5 weeks later.
    ~ You probably will not see as many significant others as you would at winging.
    ~~ Many cannot afford or are not close enough to attend both. Push comes to shove, very few attend that night if they are out of town. They opt to attend the winging.
    ~~~ We did not attend it, thus, my knowledge is limited to what I experienced or was informed of by my DS.
    ~~~~~ DS did not ask us to attend because we had tickets in hand to fly out for the winging.
    ~ Winging is an entire weekend. Cocktail party the night before, photo ops the next day on flight line after winging, formal affair(mess dress) at the club that night. If he can wrangle it, time in the sim after the flight line photo op and the formal dinner.
    ~~ Winging is when they announce how they racked and stacked out of the class. Awards

    The drop night has some significant others in attendance. I can't recall if DS wore his mess dress. I don't think so.

    I know for fencer and my DS, their significant others (fiances) did not attend. The pilots basically know where they are racking and stacking on the whole. They list what their top choices are, and they may or may not get them. Fencer and my DS did.

    It is a fun night.
    ~ Every squadron does whatever they do.
    ~~ IE they may call their name and play the game spin the wheel like Wheel of Fortune. They will stop it on their airframe. They may use a projector screen and place their name up, with the airframe showing up behind them.

    For fencer and I, we knew our kids last names, and they went with the latter situation. They also did it alphabetically. The funny thing is their fiances were not there, but our boys had someone else hold their cells. It was truly the telephone game.
    Fencers last initial is close to my DSs. She called me while she was listening via her DSs phone and stayed on while I was on the phone with my DIL, who in turn was listening to my DSs phone that someone else had in their hand when his name was called.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Wow! GOING to drop night!

    Jealous!~

    PIMA said it all. Will be thinking of you!
     
  4. Wild Blue Yonder

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    Good info above. Devil, let me know how it turns out for you. I also plan on going to DS's drop night later this summer. Tracked the 38 and hoping for the F-15.

    Fencer: Sorry about your Steelers... GO BRONCOS!!!
     
  5. DevilDog

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    Thanks for your help everyone.
     
  6. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Save your big money for the big fancy party at graduation (ball gowns! tuxedos!)! Lots of huge fun there.
     

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