Summer Programs

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  1. ERAUMattmom

    ERAUMattmom Member

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    It seems that Army and Navy ROTC has more to offer in the way of summer programs than AFROTC.

    Anybody know why this is?
     
  2. aglages

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    Just a SWAG on my part but I would say the AF seems more interested in using their budget for planes/technology than USAFA/AFROTC summer programs.
     
  3. ERAUMattmom

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    That is SWAG for
    a) Scientific Wild *** Guess
    b) Semi Wild *** Guess
    c) Strong Wise Accomplished Gentlemen

    So what you are telling me ... is that they have a perfectly good reason for the lack of summer programs for AFROTC. Definitely an answer that I can live with.
     
  4. aglages

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    Likely B. Possibly A. Definitely not C.
    I just think the AF doesn't see the value of most summer programs when they have a limited budget and the need to make tough choices. Is it a "good" reason? I don't know. As usual the AF failed to consult with me before making decisions and prioritizing their spending. Go figure.
     
  5. Thompson

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    That's probably a big chunk of the reason. When I went up to speak with the admissions officer at Det 720, he told me that AFROTC (in general) use to offer more summer training opportunities before the draw down times (and subsequent budget cuts).
     
  6. Stealth_81

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    When my oldest son was at USAFA all of the summer programs there included AFROTC cadets as well as USAFA cadets. They were able to do Soaring, Jump, Powered Flight, etc. I do know that this has changed in the last few years, unfortunately.

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  7. ERAUMattmom

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    Do they still have these programs at the USAFA?
     
  8. Non Ducor Duco

    Non Ducor Duco I am not led, I lead

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    They do, it's just no longer open to AFROTC cadets.
     

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