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flieger83

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    1. venetiangold
      venetiangold
      How important are recent standardized test scores on a LEAD Application? I last took them in 2016 (ACT eng-26, math- 28, read- 31, sci- 31) but decided to apply a little too late to retake confidently. I’m debating between applying this year and waiting until next year to put together a more complete package, but would appreciate ALO feedback.
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        Hi!
        The LEAD program "normally" sends airmen to the prep school to get them "back in the academic realm" realizing they've been out for a while. Call any of the AFA counselors (they're on the website: academyadmissions.com ) or you can DM me your email and I'll query them.

        WHEN to apply depends upon your age. Although you probably are fine there.
        Jul 12, 2019
    2. enkramer
      enkramer
      Can you please direct me to how I go about changing my user name? Is there a way to delete account and start over?
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        You'd need to contact TacticalNuke...the site owner, and speak with him.
        May 2, 2019
    3. trusthim
      trusthim
      Can you get good info from usafa on why ds received TWE. Asking so ds has good picture of risk and opportunity as free agent.
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        Virtually impossible but...if you wish to PM me with the following:

        GPA, SAT/ACT scores in each category...that'll give me a start...I can probably guess, but getting a precise "why" from ANY SA is not going to happen.
        Apr 23, 2019
    4. trusthim
      trusthim
      My DS received nomination but just received TWE. We aren’t surprised but we were hoping for falcon or prep school. His plan b is to self prep. He is very interested in NWP. He has a 24 act which we assume was the largest factor in TWE. We are willing to take risk. He is contemplating joining reserves or air guard. Not sure if he could do that and NWP. Any advice
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        If he wishes to "self prep" then he must not join either the Guard or Reserves. If he does that, he's not going to the academy unless he applied through the USAF program called "LEAD." So steer him clear of that option for now. The 24 ACT is a definite red flag. He needs to be in the 30+ range, honestly. That is doable...I went from a 25 to a 34 when I went to NWP...40 years ago!
        Apr 22, 2019
    5. jxb
      jxb
      I would like to apply for the SLE 2019, but part 1 of the application requires me to answer the Candidate Questionnaire, which I can't do because it says it's for the class of 2023 only (I'm class of 2024). How can I apply for SLE when I am unable to complete the questionnaire on their website?
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        The Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) 2019 application period is not open yet and will open on January 15, 2019. SLE is highly competitive since there are normally 6,000 applicants and capacity for just 1,000 attendees.
        Jan 12, 2019
    6. RickD_USAF
      RickD_USAF
      ARC question. Can I PM you?
    7. falconchic88
      falconchic88
      Hi Flieger,
      Quick question, there was a NAPS 2019 Appointment Thread under the Prep School section, and I can't seem to locate it. Was it deleted for some reason?
      Thanks!
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        Hmm...I don't know...if I find anything out I'll let you know.
        Apr 22, 2018
    8. Peter Kim
      Peter Kim
      Hello, I was wondering how I can change my username to something more anonymous. Thank you
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        Contact the Site Moderator, Tactical Nuke.
        Apr 20, 2018
    9. ginapenny
      ginapenny
      I have a question about he application.....I have my DS holding off a bit until he takes his second SAT. Can my DS put in the information and forward he application update it at anytime or should he wait?
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      2. ginapenny
        ginapenny
        Yes he is a junior. I just didn't know if that application as we have it was the "final" and if I could change it. Thank you so much. My DS will be on it today!!!
        Mar 27, 2018
      3. ginapenny
        ginapenny
        Sorry I have another question. Is it a problem if my DS didn't use his summer seminar application for the PCQ?
        Mar 27, 2018
      4. flieger83
        flieger83
        Not a problem!
        Mar 27, 2018
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    10. purechaos78
      purechaos78
      Not sure if this is the avenue I need to pursue to have a post removed, but could you please remove my most recent post? I provided too much information in my post and I would like to have it removed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        I edited your post to remove identifiable elements.
        Mar 7, 2018
    11. acad321
      acad321
      Thank you for your insights. My DS submitted his pre-application a little over a week ago. His status changed to "applicant" the next day. Do you know roughly how long it takes to progress to candidate status so he can start his application? Meanwhile, he's working on his nominations. Thx
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        Hi!

        The applicant to candidate will be decided when they have looked at his package...if they think it's something they're really interested in, they'll "flip the switch" otherwise he'll have to wait like most folks, until he has a nomination. Nothing to worry about at this time.

        Are his numbers good?? SAT/ACT, GPA, etc??
        Aug 8, 2017
    12. ASANTA
      ASANTA
      Hi Sir,
      recently finished online pre-candidate submission and was curious on the relationship between ALO and apllicant. Most say get to know them and make sure they know you, but what's the best way to do that? I already made some contact with my local ALO but I'm unsure how to proceed. Everytime I look up USAFA questions the best answers have been on this forum and answered by you, so here we go, thanks!
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      2. ASANTA
        ASANTA
        Alright, thanks! I've only fully contacted them for a few questions but not a real inroduction just yet. Glad for the heads up though.
        Jul 13, 2017
      3. ASANTA
        ASANTA
        Oh, another question Sir, since I'm not sure if the ALO I was given is the official one.. Is it appropriate to set up a meeting for more direct contact and introduction?
        Jul 13, 2017
      4. flieger83
        flieger83
        Not necessary at this time. First you make contact, tell who you are, your goals, etc. Then you wait a while to see what comes back. Right now I'd wait.
        Jul 13, 2017
    13. teddybear97
      teddybear97
      Hello Sir,
      I am an USMMA appointee, I have long been deciding between flying for the Navy or the AF, while wanting to experience sailing at sea. I am also seeking for a MMA alumni who is/was commissioned in the AF and possibly fly in the AF to gain some advice. As if now, do you by any chance know if there's possibility for a KP graduate to be on active duty and receive a pilot slot in the AF ?
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      2. flieger83
        flieger83
        The big things that delay or disqualify folks for SUPT in the AF are: color vision test, depth perception, and uncorrected vision. Right now you need 20/20 uncorrected. That can, and has, changed over the years due to the needs of the AF.
        May 5, 2017
      3. teddybear97
        teddybear97
        I current do not have a 20/20 visions but it's correctable. I am planning to do LASIK in the near future to resolve this eye vision problem. Some people have been telling me that all Arm Forces are currently in need of the female pilots, since I am a female, will I be in a better position? I'm just afraid that things will change in 4 years and they would no longer need as many pilots as they do now.
        May 8, 2017
      4. flieger83
        flieger83
        DO NOT DO IT!! If you have any corrective eye surgery before entering the USAF you will be permanently grounded; and there's no waiver. There is a process to have the AF select you and then they take care of everything. But do NOTHING on your own.
        May 8, 2017
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    14. CC2020
      CC2020
      Flieger83 - Sorry for the confusion. The school had an enlistment ceremony in Aug. where the freshman ROTC cadets on scholarship enlisted. My understanding was that they became property of the air force for 8 years at that point. My thinking that "enlistment ceremony" meant "enlisted" has caused the confusion. Thank you for clarifying the use of the AF FM1786. Very much appreciated. Thank you for serving as an ALO.
    15. CC2020
      CC2020
      Good Morning flieger83, I have a question regarding my DS. DS Applied/Nominated USAFA last year, was not accepted. Enlisted AFROTC this year. Spoke with det leaders and expressed that he was a re-apply. His det Aerospace Studies had him fill out an O-076 form. We came across the AF Form 1786 and of course were wondering if DS was qualified to submit this form as well. DS is unsure to ask this question internally.
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        Okay...I'm confused; you say he "enlisted AFROTC" this year. You can't be enlisted and be in AFROTC. Is he in college taking AFROTC or is he enlisted?

        If he's enlisted, then there's an entirely different process he has to go through.

        Re-reading your post, you mention the Det Aero Studies officer; that means he's in college taking AFROTC; he can't use AF FM1786; that's only for enlisted members of the service.
        Nov 6, 2016
    16. MELENDEZ1776
      MELENDEZ1776
      Also my CFA scores are
      Male:
      Throw: 61
      Pull Ups: 11
      Shuttle Run: 8.1
      Sit-Ups: 65
      Push-Ups: 61
      Mile Run: 6:14
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        Hi!

        I like your numbers; they're competitive! As for the call from the MOC's office, that sounds to me like they're going to set you up for an interview. That's a GOOD thing!!!

        Summer Seminar...it really doesn't have anything to do with your package; and admissions won't see it.

        Steve
        Oct 31, 2016
    17. MELENDEZ1776
      MELENDEZ1776
      Flieger83,

      I received word from my congressman's office and they said they really like my application and that I should be expecting an email from them soon. I forgot to mention that I attended USAFA summer seminar. Does that have any impact on my application? Thank you.
    18. MELENDEZ1776
      MELENDEZ1776
      Thank you for your feedback. My High school counselor suggested against taking the SAT because of my low PSAT scores. She has also suggested that my application is good but not extremely competitive. Is there anything I can do, besides ACT, to increase my chances of getting in? Thank you
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        I think your package is competitive except for the scores. IF you can bring them up like we discussed, then I think you'd be in the hunt. Does that guarantee anything? Nope. But if you've got excellent "backup plans" then you should be doing well!
        Sep 28, 2016
    19. MELENDEZ1776
      MELENDEZ1776
      Hello Sir, I am currently applying to USAFA and I was wondering if you could give me your thoughts on my application.
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      2. MELENDEZ1776
        MELENDEZ1776
        I am a Senior at a nationally recognized private high school. I have been working at a restaurant for two years. I have a varsity letter in cross country and tennis(team captain). I am the President of Spanish and Bible Club. I am a class officer in student government. I volunteer at my church every Sunday as a sunday school teacher.
        Sep 26, 2016
      3. MELENDEZ1776
        MELENDEZ1776
        In Civil Air Patrol I am 1st Sergeant, Cadet Leadership Officer, and Color Guard Commander. I will receive my Mitchell in two months. I went to the USAFA summer seminar program. My GPA is a 4.17. My class rank is 11 out of 163 students. My ACT is a 29. English, Math, Reading, and Science: 27, 27, 31, 30.
        Sep 26, 2016
      4. flieger83
        flieger83
        Hi!

        I like your leadership background, teamwork, academics, etc. You only list ACT scores so I'm going to guess you haven't taken the SAT. You "might" want to try that just to see how you do; the academy will take the best of either. Your ACT of 29 is excellent!! Try to get the math above 30...if you could get the math and English above 30, that'd be great!
        Sep 27, 2016
    20. wondermom
      wondermom
      Hello flieger83 Im a mom with a question, do you mind? my DD will apply next year to USAF.
      1. flieger83
        flieger83
        Sure, what can I share with you?
        Sep 22, 2016
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      2. wondermom
        wondermom
        My question is, my DD will apply to 3 SA as well as AFROTC , so for the recommendation letters she will ask 3 same teachers, so, this the teachers need to write a letter to EACH , SA , with the name on it, or can be 1 letter per teacher adress to WHO IT MAY CONCERN, maybe silly question, but want to be sure. Thank you.
        Oct 4, 2016
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