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  1. peppypea

    Sports, and your academy application

    I know they are vastly different- I was merely commenting a bit as an aside that his CFA will not be an issue. I have an older child who is a c4c at USAFA now, but he is a vastly different kiddo, lol
  2. peppypea

    Sports, and your academy application

    I'm a little late to the game, and, admittedly, I have not read the responses: what about major involvement in Crossfit? 3 years ago my youngest was, well, chunky, then he got himself involved in Crossfit and he is a new man, even competing- so strong and healthy. I know because of this he will...
  3. peppypea

    2020 MMI parent chat

    For some reason I had a terrible time finding it, though I finally did. I am in now. Beware. heh.
  4. peppypea

    USAFA Prep Chances?

    My DS's roommate was enlisted and he is a C4C this year (freshman) I can see if I can ask him any specific questions if you want to PM me. :D
  5. peppypea

    2020 MMI parent chat

    I finally just found it- but I can't send it to you for the same reason! ARGH
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    Uniform costs

    Once any of mine turned 18, I couldn't claim them on my taxes anymore anyway. So irritating- I can assure you I have coughed up PLENTY
  7. peppypea

    What if your ALO is kind of a dud?

    this has been incredibly helpful. I want to reiterate, this is NO condemnation to the ALO as a person, I realize that he is super busy, I hope we have a little better relationship this next go-round. Side note: I was so damned excited never to see the stupid Basketball Toss again- guess I...
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    2020 MMI parent chat

    will someone PM the linky?
  9. peppypea

    MMI Cresting Ceremony

    Agreed. I didn't go last year for DS, didn't this year for DD, won't next year for DS2, lol! BUT I am not missing PW- it's pretty fun. Marion is a quirky little town, but I really enjoy my time there. This year I will be spending more time in AL and I am really looking forward to it!
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    2020 MMI parent chat

    I will have two in MMI: classes of 21 and 22- can I join?
  11. peppypea

    OCP Uniform

    Heck with that, I wanna know if they will ever actually go back to the "Pinks and Greens" haha!
  12. peppypea

    Just sharing

    uhm, wow. i have gotten hand slapped for WAY less offensive comments than this.
  13. peppypea

    Just sharing

    Not to mention: no big bill with outrageous interest rates at the end of the formal education- "just" service to the country, not that bad, IMO.
  14. peppypea

    What if your ALO is kind of a dud?

    DS1 barely applied for USNA (I am not sure he even completed his app) but we found the BGO was more responsive.
  15. peppypea

    Parents weekend!

    My first PW: whirlwind! To answer Stealth: What did you do? Gazed at my son and his friends and tried not to be totally creepy. Probably didn't succeed. This first year, my kid was BEAT, so most of the time we laid low and just let him rest and decompress, that was just the ticket for all of...
  16. peppypea

    What if your ALO is kind of a dud?

    On our first go-round of applications my DS had a very nice very busy ALO- F/T job, little kids- very busy...unfortunately, DS wasn't able to get as much guidance as he kind of needed. What happens if you end up with a dud of an ALO? Are there advisors online one can consult? DS2 has decided to...
  17. peppypea

    Is everyone a cadet?

    The slightly shorter one: I have a Doolie at USAFA right now, so, I'd like to see that part extend a bit, hehe (I forget two academies use that moniker!)
  18. peppypea

    Is everyone a cadet?

    Well this was fun! Thank you all for sharing and for your help! I love learning about the other academies! (DS2 is applying to USAFA and USNA- OMG! This mama is hoping the Long Blue Line extends...)
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    Is everyone a cadet?

    I dunno exactly where to ask this: is everyone at their respective Academies called a Cadet? What are they called at the beginning of their Academy careers at each place? I know that USAF they are Doolies- but what are they called at other places? Inquiring minds wanna know...
  20. peppypea

    Marion Military Institute Service Academy Prep

    I'm a little late to the party, but we loved what MMI did for my first child- so much so that my second child is currently attending. The SAP track was amazing and just what my C4C at USAFA needed for admission. Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
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