USAFA 2015 class size reduction?

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  1. bugsy

    bugsy Member

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    Just heard a rumor that USAFA will likely reduce the 2015 appointments by 400 cadets. Is this true and if so is it just USAFA or are all SAs seeing this reduction?
     
  2. USAFA_Falcon_15

    USAFA_Falcon_15 USAFA '15 Appointee

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    I just heard that from an employee at USAFA...
     
  3. aglages

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  4. dadof6

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    You gotta be kiddin me......:mad:
     
  5. frisbforce

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    I just talked to a cadet at the Academy, and he told me that a lot of the doolies have been getting kicked out so the rumor was that because of that they weren't cutting down. Whatever happens, happens.
     
  6. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    As flieger said:
     
  7. dadof6

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    Yes, I guess it's not worth getting upset over rumors and things you can't control...
     
  8. Pima

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    As others have stated in the end of the day what are you going to do if this is true?

    You can't change anything, just be a hs kid and go with the flow!
     
  9. agolson

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    Rumor was just verified by cadet I know at USAFA. There must have been a briefing of some kind with the cadet wing. Also information about reduction in AFROTC.
     
  10. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Fencers policy: get your rumors in writing.
     
  11. bandit

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    I just checked with an official at USAFA via email. Her response was that she has not heard anything about it. That doesn't mean it isn't true, just that if it is, it isn't for public consumption.
     
  12. DK6732

    DK6732 USAFA Cadet

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    To my knowledge there was never a briefing about class size reduction. Like everyone else said whatever happens happens.
     
  13. xeonv2

    xeonv2 USAFA '15

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    I'm speaking from experience that for ROTC, at least, the competition for scholarships are more competitive due to the fact that there's less money for more applicants. Even the selection for field training (ROTC) is more stringent according to the Det.

    I do remember reading about '15 being a smaller class as opposed to previous classes to match Congress' desired number for the Academy? But I might be mistaken or perhaps its pure speculation. :confused:
     
  14. Jabbawocky007

    Jabbawocky007 AFROTC Cadet

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    True that. If it's true, this is the precise reason you apply for a civilian college as well and join the ROTC program.

    Truth is, if you're USAFA material but end up not getting in, in theory you should definately be able to survive AFROTC.
     
  15. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Or like someone like me who gets rejected by AFROTC....LOL.
     
  16. Gasdoc

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    Air Force Academy expects 12 percent budget cut
    By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press
    DENVER POST

    DENVER—The Air Force Academy expects a budget cut of about $41 million, or 12.2, percent for the current fiscal year as the government tries to rein in spending, but school officials say overall academics won't suffer.

    West Point expects a much smaller cut, but accurate comparisons are difficult because of differences in the way each school's budget is compiled.

    Naval Academy officials declined to release budget projections but said they don't expect a big difference from last year.

    Congress hasn't passed a defense appropriations bill for the current fiscal year, which started in October, so administrators at the service academies don't know what their exact budget number will be. Like other agencies whose appropriations haven't been approved, the academies operate under temporary spending authorization from Congress called a continuing resolution.

    Jennifer Talhelm, a spokeswoman for Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said this week it's unclear when a defense appropriations bill might pass or whether another continuing resolution will be required. Udall is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    Air Force officials in Washington have told commanders at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to expect a starting figure of $294 million for the current fiscal year, said Lt. Col. Burke Beaumont, the academy's finance director.

    The previous fiscal year starting figure was $335 million but rose to $370 million by the end of the year as the school got additional money from the Defense Department or Congress for specific programs.

    The current year's budget could also grow for the same reason, Burke said.

    The cuts could come in travel, deferred maintenance and other areas, he said.

    West Point, officially the U.S. Military Academy, in West Point, N.Y., expects $134.8 million as a starting figure for the current fiscal year, school spokesman Francis J. DeMaro Jr. said. That's down $6 million, or 4.3 percent, from the previous year.

    Naval Academy spokesman Cmdr. Joe Carpenter said the school's budget for the previous fiscal year was $138 million. He said the school doesn't expect a substantial difference in this year's budget.

    Officials at the academies say budget comparisons are difficult because of differences in the schools as well as in their parent services' budgeting processes and categories.

    For example, the Air Force Academy faces higher road maintenance costs because its campus is so big—18,000 acres, or 28 square miles—and the weather can be harsh at that elevation, which ranges from 6,200 to 9,000 feet above sea level.

    The Air Force and Naval academies compile the cost per graduate, using similar spending categories covering four years of a cadet's education. The most recent figures put the Air Force at $417,000 per graduate and the Navy at $379,000. West Point said the "scholarship value" of an education there is about $205,000, but it wasn't immediately clear how that figure was compiled and how it differed from the other schools.
     
  17. bugsy

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    I wonder if the other academies will see a reduction as well.
     
  18. Jabbawocky007

    Jabbawocky007 AFROTC Cadet

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    The 1 guy who happens to see my post...lol
     
  19. Nateman15

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    I just received an email from my LO saying the they were just informed that the entering class of 2015 will be reduced by 200, bringing the grand total to 1150. This raises the stakes a little bit for us non-LOA candidates.
     
  20. aglages

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    Seems as though Nateman15 got his rumor in writing.
     

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