USAFA TWE?

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  1. Hulagirl

    Hulagirl Member

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    I got a tiny white envelope today with the same letter I got on my portal saying congratulations I got accepted and I was wondering if we will receive a BFE with a certificate like USMA and USNA did? And fyi it's not a big deal if I don't! I still appreciate that I got accepted and I'm super happy about it! I was just wondering?
     
  2. RedDragon

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    Unfortunately no big BFE. DS received a nice certificate at his school awards ceremony from his ALO.
     
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  3. Hulagirl

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    Okay thank you! And congratulations to your son!
     
  4. USAFA83GradWife

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    If you want to have a presentation of your certificate at your awards ceremony, then contact your ALO and arrange it. They have a very nice official speech and presentation. I highly recommend it (if your school allows it.)
     
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  5. Hulagirl

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    Okay I will talk to him, thank you for letting me know!
     
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  6. skismuggs

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    our child's certificate was given during the appointee brunch in june before I-day, this is held by the parents club.
     
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  7. flieger83

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    ALO's receive the appointment certificate in the mail to present at your school awards ceremonies.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
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  8. RedDragon

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    If your school allows it definitely ask your ALO to come and make the presentation. The script was good but my son's ALO ad-libbed quite a bit. When he got to the point of explaining the value of the 4 year education the 1200 or so people in the audience gasped at once. Long,standing ovations for son and another heading to USMA....very proud moment for my son....I think he finally realized all of his hard work had been worth it.

    Enjoy the moment....the real work (balancing academics, military duties, doolie "stuff" begins in early August.) Son actually thought BCT was great....so he says.
     
  9. RogersCO'19

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    I got the TWE so I just talked to my ALO and he's presenting me my appointment! Congratulations on being accepted!
     
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  10. Hulagirl

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    Okay! And thank you!
     
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    Welcome, see ya on I day!
     
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  12. baileydb

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    Yeah, I talked to my ALO and he said he'll present it at my graduation, We don't have an award's night, so my teachers suggested this. It will be so exciting!
     
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  13. Keep Calm and...

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    BFE for USAFA is really a misnomer, should change it to TPE (thin parchment envelope) ;-)
     
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  14. skismuggs

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    agree. no more BFEs starting from class 2018 (correct me if i'm wrong). everything is on the portal including all the paperwork and forms. so yes AFA parents and applicants, dont throw any small envelopes out.
     
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  15. baileydb

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    I wish they still did the BFE's, though. It cracks me up, because lately, every piece of mail I got from the SA's, I could tell what it was before even opening it.
     
  16. skismuggs

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    would it be too much to ask if anyone can post a pic of what the appointment envelope and maybe a rejection env looks like? just hide/white out your personal info. thanks.
     
  17. rick_od

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    It would be nice to get something that could be framed. My DS' s was folded in half.
     
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  18. baileydb

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    Same.

    Skismuggs, I'm working on figuring out how to post those pics for ya ;)
     
  19. rick_od

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    How do I arrange for an ALO to present something at my DS graduation? Whats an ALO?
    He graduates on the 22nd and reports 3 days layer. Yikes!!
     
  20. baileydb

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    You can just contact him/her and ask if they will present the award there. ALO=Admissions Liaison Officer. If your son has been appointed, he will have worked extensively with his ALO.
     

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