I received word of my principal nomination via phone call from my congresswomen on December 1st. On December 8th, I received the official nomination letter (dated December 5th), it said that all her nominations have been forwarded to the academies. My nomination status has not been updated in my portal at all, it still says "none". I know it can take a while, but I have never had any of my documents take longer than two weeks to show up in my portal. I understand I must stay patient, but at what point should I be concerned? Can the holidays impact the processing time? Are nominations forwarded electronically or snail mail? How long did it take for anyone that received a nomination to show up in their portals? Thanks! Also, will my nomination status explicitly state "principal nomination" or will they just know that I am my MOCS principal nominee and it won't be stated in my portal? Just wondering. Thanks again.