What's next?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by JohnUSAFA, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. JohnUSAFA

    JohnUSAFA USAFA 2015 Appointee

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    After someone gets appointed and accepts the appointment, is there anything else that they have to do?

    Any mail I should be expecting?

    Any forms to fill out?
     
  2. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Enjoy senior year, lots of forms coming.

    What to do? Relax, enjoy senior year. Have fun but don't do anything stupid, i.e. don't cross the line. Keep your grades up....just like you did for the last 3.5 years. Go to your Senior Prom, ibid on the stupid stuff.
    Forms? Yes, you'll get a lot of forms to fill out and information on what to bring on I-Day. Make sure you read the instructions VERY carefully first. (I believe you need to sign some documents while there...so don't sign form at home, etc.) Finally, enjoy your senior year because your life is about to take off.
     
  3. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    Quite literally haha.

    Yea, there is a lot of paper work in the Air Force :-|
     
  4. NMMI PREP DIRECTOR

    NMMI PREP DIRECTOR Member

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    As Mikeandcris said, "Don't do anything stupid". I will elaborate: Don't get a tattoo or anything pierced. Don't have a "negative" contact with law-enforcement authorities (speeding tickets, minor-in-posession charges, etc.). Don't get your girl friend pregnant. Don't ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Sorry....... every now and then the "Dad" in me comes out.

    Do remember how hard you worked to get that appointment, and work equally hard to keep it. Keep yourself in shape by running a lot. Continue to do pull-ups. The USAFA looks at that pull-up score from the CFA for a reason.

    Congrats!
     
  5. Dadandgrad

    Dadandgrad Parent

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    Don't get hurt or do something that would jeopardize your DODMERB rating. Your parents may want to invest in a big roll of bubble wrap to roll you up in. I will echo the previous comments to keep your grades up, stay in shape and enjoy the remainder of your high school career. Congratulations!
     
  6. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    FORMS? OH YEAH! There are forms forms forms, which will all come in a big packet, though some are online now, I believe.

    One thing I would suggest is to step up your physical training. My sons, who were both in good shape, really increased their running. We are at 1200 feet and both were afraid of the altitude at USAFA. Both my guys were very glad they'd stepped it up at home since there was a noticable time lag once they got to BCT.

    One thing you and your family might consider: take a family vacation (whether fancy or camping or whatever suits you) - a whole week if you can. We took one in May (and our high school students brought their work with them) and we are still living off those great memories. Just the chance to relax - not think about school, work, tests, impending leaving for BCT... was priceless.

    Get a family picture taken! Have your friends over for a backyard campout!
     
  7. OBXmom

    OBXmom Member

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    Be patient with your parents! The path you have chosen is very different from that of your friends going to "regular school." Your parents' experience will be very different also. They will not get to shop for your dorm room, or your back to school clothes. They will not be able to take three days off from work to get you settled into your new school. They will not be able to call their child on the phone those first weeks that he is away. Unlike parents of kids going to "regular school," their apron strings will be snipped all at once on the day you leave.
    This has been a journey for you, but you have not been alone. Your parents have been behind you for eighteen years, so please patiently smile as they lecture you to be careful for the next few months. Give mom extra hugs, and carve some time out to do special things with your parents and siblings before you go!
    Congratulations on your accomplishment! Stay in shape, run a lot. Be safe and enjoy the rest of your senior year. The big packet of forms will come in the mail. Relax until it gets there, but once it does, hop on it, because some things may take some time.
    PS Tell your parents to be sure to change their IRS deductions at work ASAP...more than likely you will not be a dependant for them for 2011.
     
  8. JohnUSAFA

    JohnUSAFA USAFA 2015 Appointee

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    I've definetly started stepping up my workouts, especially since I'm coming from sea level (that first run at the summer seminar was not fun). I need to plan out some family time. The proximity of my departure has become readily apparant, I've stopped focusing so much on the academy and placed some focus on my friends and family. I'll have 4 years to focus on the acadmey, I've only got a little more than 4 months left with my friends an family.

    Anywho, Im just waiting for the paperwork to arrive so I can start knocking it out.
     
  9. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    I will be working 1st BCT this summer. I recommend coming mentally and physically prepared, congratulations on your appointment.
     

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