Upstate NY

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  1. Joshua 1:9

    Joshua 1:9 Member

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    Hi. My son is a candidate for the USMA Class of 2015. He has a nomination, is fully qualified and medically qualified. We're waiting to see if he has an appointment of is on the National Wait List. I've enjoyed reading the posts on this forum, they've been very helpful.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. We are in the same boat except my DS is a fully qualified candidate for USAFA. Now the waiting . . .
     
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    Thanks. Just curious, when were you notified of the nomination? By the way, we drove through Kentucky in October, on our way to Nashville. It's a lovely part of the country, seemed very similar to Upstate NY.
     
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    DS received a letter from Senator Bunnning two weeks ago. We were caught by surprise since we knew that his initial round of letters had gone out in late October. However, a nominee must have been DQed or dropped out leaving a vacancy. DS must have been number 11 or 12 on the Senator's list. I say 11 or 12 because a friend of DS's also received a later Senator Bunning nomination for USAFA. Last week DS was called by Congressman Yarmuth and received a congressional nomination for both USMA and USAFA. (He is waffling on if he should complete his package for USMA since he really wants to be in the Air Force - ROTC or USAFA.) Congressman Yarmuth also explained to DS that this year he has two appointments available for USAFA. Apparently each MOC can have 5 cadets at each SA and this is the year the Congressman has two slots thereby doubling DS's chance of getting an appointment from him. As you can image, we were all very excited. We are still waiting to here from Senator McConnell. I think we should hear sometime around the begining of the new year.

    Keep in mind that having a nomination does not mean your DS is in. In fact, I sat next to a dad at a University of Kentucky AFROTC briefing whose older DS had received a nomination to Annapolis some years ago and the family was sure he would be going there but he never received an appointment. So he went ROTC (Marine option) and things have worked out great. Right now his DS is deployed in Afghanistan flying cobras, which was the goal all along.

    As I type, my DS is taking the ACT for the fifth and last time in an effort to move his score up from a superscore of 31. He is a bit down because he had to miss part of a swim meet, but his mom and I continue to encourage him that EVERY point in EVERY part of his WCS is important and certainly worth missing a day of a swim meet.

    Probably more information than you wanted,
    Have a GREAT day!
     

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