Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by the tone, Oct 14, 2012.
I'm new at this first year stuff. What and when is Recognition Day?
Recognition training starts on the 7th of March and concludes on the 9th. My C2C described it as BCT on steroids. It is very intensive training over a couple of days, much of what goes on is a guarded secret (especially squad specific things). Once it is over and you have been recognized, many of the rules for C4C's are relaxed. C4C's are closer to being considered upperclassmen. It occurs before Spring Break so you are able to wear civilian clothes on your flight or travels to your location of choice.
Ah, I see. So this is not "something" that parents attend, I'm assuming. It sounded like an "event".
It's definitely an "Event". But this is one strictly for the cadets. This is "Their" coming of age. It's for them, their classmates, and their upper class who are basically inducting them into the "Family". Sorry, but this one if just for them. And just so you know, there will be more. Commitment, ring dance, 100's night, etc... I know parents and families want to be a part of their son/daughter's academy experience, but as time goes on, they are going to do more and more on their own and with each other.
This is not intended to be depressing or to sound like ties are being cut. There will still be plenty of times that your son/daughter will want to share their milestones and achievements with you. But there's also going to be times where it's just for them and their classmates. It's hard; but it's part of them growing up and us letting go as parents.
I have never heard the Recognition is something generally shared with parents! Still, to be a fly on the wall...
As always, I appreciate all of the responses; very helpful.
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