Hello all, First post. I know that the question "What are my chances?" is not a really reliable question so I am asking for your advice and input. Based on what I've seen in this forum and the help you have provided for each other I am assured that I will get beneficial advice. I am a senior graduating this year. I was looking forward to applying for Class of 2018 (Congrats to those accepted!) however I had a chest disease/injury my junior year that pretty much changed my life. I am healthy now and I want to apply for the Class of 2019 and get back in shape and work on my application. Cumulative GPA: 3.37 Missed a lot of school because of time in the hospital and current problems in family. I'm just happy to be alive and God has helped me. Retaking the SAT/ACTs every month until January. Academics: My School's AP program is one of the most challenging in district 9th- Took all Regular classes. GPA: 3.63 10th- Started getting serious for USAFA so took 3 honors. Honors Geometry, English and Bio. GPA: 3.55 11th- Took 2 APs. AP English and AP US History. And Honors Chemistry. CUMULATIVE GPA: 3.51 12 1st Sem-2 APs. AP English and AP European History. Honors Pre-Calc. And Physics(Hard class with only Pre-Calc as Math level) CUMULATIVE GPA: 3.37. Went down due to my injury and family issues. I know it does not look good. But I want to get it all up this semester to at least a 3.5 flat. I can explain my hardship in my essay. Extra Curricular Activities School: Track-All 4 years except Junior year due to injury. JV Freshmen, Varsity 10, 12. Will letter this year. Band- 5 years. 2 years Wind Ensemble(Top band in my high school). Did both Orchestra and Band for Violin and Saxophone 8th and 9th Grade then dedicated to Band. Extra Curricular: -Civil Air Patrol. I will be having a busy summer this summer. Going to a lot of activities in CAP. I really enjoy the program and have been exposed to many opportunities. Been in the program for almost 2 years now. Earned C/SMgt, Flight Sergeant. Will Earn Mitchell Award during the Summer. And have a goal of reaching Earhart May 2015. Working hard to be the next First Sergeant and Cadet Commander in the next months. -Accepted to go to Hawk Mountain Ranger School. It is a leadership National Cadet Special Activity teaching a bit of SERE, search and rescue, emergency services. Working hard physically and I want to earn the qualification Ranger 2nd Class(more rigorous than 3rd) and Ground Team 2(higher than 3rd). -Participating in a joint mission with CAP Cadets and the Canadian Royal Cadets providing Air Show support during the show. Hoping to be on staff as the first sergeant this summer. -Summer Encampment 2014- Applied for Line Staff as a Flight Sergeant. -Color Guard: Hope to be next CG Commander and lead the team to competition. -Working on Private Pilots License this through CAP. Will earn it towards November 2014. -Previously staffed numerous CAP Wing Level Activities in last 2 years. Other Activities: -Boys State 2013:Served at the County Level. County won first place solving county problem. Volunteer Experience: -2013 Presidential Service Award (250+ volunteer hours). Will earn the service award this year too. -High School Tutor -NHS Church: -I am heavily involved in church. -Head of Sound System(Currently training new people to operate it. -Junior Deacon -Numerous service positions in church. CAP is my main leadership source. I've been overlooked and picked last multiple times. I was hoping to be one of the captains of the track team but I did not get picked. Most appointees have been a captain of a sport and I missed out on that. I take advantage of every leadership opportunity available in CAP. I am a humble and respectful guy, I am a hard worker. I am now working to get back in shape. I hope to max out in all the events to increase my chances. And do my best in the SAT/ACT. I will be attending a community college after high school to continue studies. I've been wanting to go the Air Force Academy since sophomore year. This is my personal decision. No one in my family cares enough to support my dreams. My cousins/uncle/aunties care and are proud of my dreams but I don't live with them and barely see them. Thank you for reading this long post. And PLEASE be honest tell me anyway I can improve my application. I am willing to work hard and claw my way to the top. Its not going to be easy. This is something I really want. And the USAFA is the place I want to be.