Hey there! '15

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  1. ikaay159

    ikaay159 New Member

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    I just came across this page when I was researching about the Academy. My name is Kathy. I'm a junior in high school. I am 15 years old, probably the youngest of my class! Some activities in school which I participate in are Newspaper, Track, Chemistry Club and the Key Club (community service related). I have a GPA of 3.9 and taking honor classes. I also go to a Polish high school on the weekends. It's been a dream of mine to join the Air Force, giving credit to my brother who has inspired me. I decided late this summer to try to get into the Academy, so I guess you could say I'm a "noob". I am trying to get as much information as possible to increase my chances of getting in. It all looks so amazing and breath-taking.

    Thank you!
     
  2. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    Welcome Kathy!

    Are you only applying to USAFA?
     
  3. ikaay159

    ikaay159 New Member

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    I also am thinking about looking into some colleges in Illinois from the Air Force ROTC.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. :thumb:
     
  5. USMAalltheway

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    Welcome to the forums! If you have any questions ask away, there's pretty much a thread on the USAFA forum for any question(s) you have about USAFA. I used to live by Chicago-in a town called Niles. Good luck on your endeavors!

    USMAalltheway
     
  6. ikaay159

    ikaay159 New Member

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    Thank you! I'll be sure to ask away if I need anything!
     
  7. btown13

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    hey well i'm a freshman at USAFA from the chicago suburbs. let me know if you have any specific questions because I can probably be of the most help to you. You don't really have anything to do right now, but starting this spring start talking to you congressman and our Senators. Also I think starting March 1 you can do the initial application online. They should give you your ALO and other contact information after that. For the mean time, just work out, keep looking at other schools, etc.
     
  8. mmb5

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    Kthy-

    Note that you have to be 17 years old to be eligible.
     
  9. btown13

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    i know of people who didn't turn 17 until almost recognition time. As long as you're 17 when you enter, you're fine.
     
  10. falcongirl

    falcongirl USAFA grad

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    Don't worry about your age, I'm in the same boat! I'm a senior and won't turn 17 until later this month... many of my classmates are already 18! The only kid in my grade who is younger than me skipped a grade.
     
  11. America's Finest

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    I turned 18 during Beast! :thumb:
     
  12. ikaay159

    ikaay159 New Member

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    Oh i am pretty sure I'll be 17 by the time I try to enroll. :)

    Are ALO's a good resource too? There is one in my area that I have found on the Air Force website.
     
  13. flieger83

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    We ALO's are the most AMAZING, OUTSTANDING, MODEST, HUMBLE, (fill in your own superlative) people and are great resources!!! :shake:

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     

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