Internet at the academy

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  1. daysi_cruse

    daysi_cruse Member

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    As a freshman will i be allowed to have internet in my room or is there internet acces close to my room? Also, what kind of items will i be authorized to keep in my room? I need to know what things to have TMO ship to me. I have my internet stuff, ipod doc and toiletries such as towels etc. Also, if you have military clothes, if i take my rank off off of them, can i have them shipped to me too? (after basic of course)
     
  2. Christcorp

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    The internet part is easy. Yes, there's internet in everyone's rooms. So much of your life with classes and such are done via email. So network connection is not a problem.

    Ipod is tricky. Can't really have it as a freshman, but I'll let the current cadets get more specific.

    Military clothes: Question, are you prior enlisted? If so, are you going straight to the academy or doing a year of prep school first? Either way, you basically go to the academy with ONLY the clothes on your back. They will issue you everything you will need. Your service dress and such, if you are enlisted, are different than a cadets, so they are of no use to you. The ABU's seem to always change, so it's best to let them just issue you everything. Have TMO send everything you own; minus toiletries, cell phone, and the clothes on your back, to your parent's house if that's ok with them. Then, after Basic Training is over, you will know what you can have, and have your parents ship that. E.g. personal computer if you want it, guitar, hobby stuff, etc... Depending on how much stuff you own, you might want to have a few separate boxes for TMO to ship to mom/dad. e.g. one that has the kind of stuff you want shipped to you or brought out if they visit during parent's weekend; and another of semi-permanent stuff that you can leave at your parent's until you come home for thanksgiving or christmas break. You can sort through that stuff then.

    Anyway, just my suggestions. You walk in the door basically naked with the clothes on your back, razor, tooth brush, etc... and they will give you EVERYTHING else you will need. Worry about the rest after basic training. Unless you don't have any family to keep the stuff with. Then check with your TMO office. They "MIGHT" be able to store it at the academy. But don't expect to be able to get to it for MANY MONTHS. good luck. mike....

    P.S. Don't forget to have some money on you. About $200 will do you fine. It takes time for pay to get started and straightened out. You will need to buy a few things here and there.
     
  3. daysi_cruse

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    I am enlisted right now and i am going in direct appointment. Cadet service dress is different from regular air force? How so? So will the full service coat be used at the academy or the blues shirts?
     
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    Totally different Jacket. I believe the pants are also different. But even if the pants are the same, we all know that because of slightly different shades because of dye lots, you normally buy your service dress as a set. I believe the jacket has braiding on the bottom of the sleeves still. I'm sure you'd be able to use some of your blues, but not your service jacket or hat.
     
  5. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    The pants are different.
     
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    Mateus; I don't pay much attention when looking. Are the service dress jackets still silver braided towards the bottom of the sleeves? thanks. mike...
     
  7. firmament

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    In regard to the internet question:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg74ZPvy-Pg
     
  8. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    ABUs may work, but if they have faded, your enlisted rank will leave them unserviceable.

    Blues shirts will transfer over. Blues pants and service coat are different shades of blue.
     

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