Two or more SAs in the family

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  1. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Hello all! Well, well... now "Little Sister" wants USMA, made the contacts on her own, and hopes to be in the class of 2014 (early start). With twins at AFA, I was wondering if anyone else has kids in two different service academies at the same (or similar) time? Rivalry? scheduling conflicts for family vacations? Good times? Bad times?

    I'm a little bit shocked because I fully expected her to want AFA, but she wants to "do it on her own," just as she always has.
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    How's about 4?

    An officer I worked with until he retired a couple of years ago has "hit the jackpot" regarding educational costs for his kids.

    His eldest son was accepted to USAFA several years ago. If I remember correctly, he's a 2-dig.

    This past year his siblings (triplets) all applied!

    The LONG story short: two were accepted to USAFA and one went to USMA!

    So...four kids; four at SA's!
     
  3. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    I would love to sit around their dinner table!
     
  4. Momof2cadets

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    We have a family in the WP Parents Club here who has two at the Naval Academy, one at USMA, and one applying to both. The Mom says at least they always have a winner at the A/N game! We also have a family with one at USMA and USCGA. No one has ever mentioned any serious scheduling conflicts...
     
  5. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    I was really proud of her for making the choice on her own, but also wish she'd have asked ME for MY opinion. She says she just thinks she is a perfect fit for USMA. I think so too. Her good friend's older sis is in Afghanistan now and is loving her life in the Army. I think this young lady was a huge influence on my D.
     
  6. Capt MJ

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    Multi-SA Families

    From what I've observed from talking to parents here at USNA, it makes for a lot of fun and pride in the family, as well as multiple additions to the parental wardrobe for SA logo gear, stickers for the back of the car, etc.
    It's a lot of good-natured fun for mids and cadets as well, if they manage to visit each other's Academies for a weekend or for an exchange semester.
    A practical matter... long-term calendars will be key to determine family attendance at the parallel worlds of key Academy events.
    As for sporting events, always root for the offense of each team should siblings' SA's be playing each other...
     
  7. USCGA_hopeful

    USCGA_hopeful Candidate Appointee

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    Twins going to S.A.

    I am entering USCGA c/o 2013 and my twin little sister is entering USNA c/o 2013. Additionally my twin little sister's boyfriend is entering USNA c/o 2013. So my parents will have me and my sister leaving home at the same time. Also, our reporting dates are two days off from each other. So my parents will take me and then fly with my sister that night down to Annapolis and take her. But good luck to everyone.
     
  8. baseballmom09

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    Congrats to you and your twin. Just out of curiousity, did you choose to attend different academies, or was the choice made for you? Did you both attend the summer seminars? Just wondering how the decisions were made. Your parents must be so proud. Good Luck to both of you!
     
  9. USCGA_hopeful

    USCGA_hopeful Candidate Appointee

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    Thank you very much. And we decided what academies we wanted to go to. My sister has known since the fourth grade that she wanted to go to USNA. I have only had three years of contemplation. But we are both going for our own reasons.

    I wasn't accepted for USCGA's AIM program, but my sister went to USNA's seminar and USMA's seminar. And my sister and I have made the decisions thus far, but thanks for asking; Our parents have backed us up every step of the way. Again thank you and good luke to your son or daughter.

    GO BEARS! BEAT KP!
     
  10. chiazo

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    My brother and sister graduated from USMA. My sisters husband graduated from USMA too. My other brother got into West Point Prep and Air Force Prep and choose Air Force. He is now a freshmen at the academy.
     

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