Well, folks - Marion, Alabama is in the middle of nowhere! Selma is a 30 miles away through a whole lotta nothing! I was very impressed. Inprocessing went well, my cadet got her uniforms and set about to set up her room. Spent all afternoon unpacking and setting things up. Actually, she spends the next 4 weeks being a ROC (recruit-on-campus) before she becomes a Cadet - she kept her sense of humor jokes and kept remarking how they have been reduced to inanimate objects! It was blazing HOT. Not just Alabama hot but record HOT. HOT and DRY. Did I mention HOT? haha. it was the 10th day in a row for +100 deg temps. It was 106 degress on inprocessing day. The kids inprocessed in the gym -we made the rounds to various stations - last one being SAP table where she met Col Bauer. He is just a fabulous guy. Then off to get uniforms - wow! Now she likes to shop so I just told her she just bought $1800 worth of clothes at once! hmmmmm she didnt care for my sense of humor. Anyway - then to the room - unpacked and began setting up. Spent the afternoon organzing etc. The reception was held at the Dean's home. It was hot so they let the kids wear civies. They were all great kids! The faculty was very nice and welcoming as well...classes start tomorrow. There are 40 AOG Scholars at MMI - the rest are a good mix of USAFA, USNA and USCGA - don't know the numbers. Total in SAP program = 105.