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  1. flyboy

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    i mailed in my acceptance form for my appointment today :)! does anyone know when i can expect my appointment kit? also, i might end up having to go to the last orientation date. do a lot of people go to that one?
     
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    My guess is it should take three weeks. I wouldn't expect it much sooner. If that's the case, I guess you would have to go to the last orientation date.
    But that's okay...That's when all the cool people are going:thumb:
     
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    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    thanks for that hornetguy, but what does the +1 and +2 mean? and i can still go even if i haven't received my appointee kit, right?

    another question that needs answering. i plan to buy my boots at orienation. how much will they cost me? thanks :)
     
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    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Many people that go haven't even accepted their appointment yet. So, do not worry.

    The +# means how many in the party. A +1 means just that person while +3 means that person plus two others.
     
  6. flyboy

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    okay, thanks. i am really excited to go!! i can't wait!!
     
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    Congrats flyboy...you've earned it! Just remember to keep that motivation and when you graduate to listen to your NCO's! HUA
     
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    If I accept the appointment while I'm there, do I get the kit right then?
     
  9. flyboy

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    what does a non commissioned officer actually mean? and i have a question about placement tests. i understand that it is possible for me to take advanced classes/skip courses while at the academy if i do well on their placement tests. i could see how this would pay off, especially for my upperclass years when i want to pursue aviation related extra-curriculars. is there a way to study for these tests? are they worth studying for? where can i learn more about them? thank you :).
     
  10. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    NCOs are enlisted above the rank of E-4 (so Staff Sargeants and above).

    Here's a rather large excerpt of mine from CC on validating. :)

    Some highlights of my very STRONG feelings.


    Only change is that the UC classes are being rewritten, so I won't be able to completely validate them anymore.
     
  11. flyboy

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    thank you for that hornetguy, i do plan to "validate" as many classes as i can. i see the benefits and really truly want to do everything i can do go into higher classes and skip lower ones. however, how do i go about doing that? i have never taken AP classes, so i guess my only way would be to pass these "validation" tests, right? where can i learn more about them? how should i start studying for them? where can i take them? like i said, i really want to reap the benefits of taking higher classes and skipping lower ones, but since i don't have AP, what should i do? thanks :)
     
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    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    You will take validation tests here in Basic or early in the academic year. Don't worry, you will be able to take them. Try to find practice tests of some kind for chemistry, physics, calculus (1 and 2), and a language if you know one.
     

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