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    AFA wifi service?

    So USAFA does have civilian wifi that cadets are free to pay for monthly. This wifi can be connected to with phones, which I think is the biggest concern for most. However, it costs closer to $30/month or $50/month depending on the plan and speed you want. One thing most squadrons are unaware...
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    What to know before June 29th

    I just finished my four degree year at the Academy. Came from a family with zero military in it. If I were you, I would not worry too much over this. All you need to know coming into I-day is the seven basic responses. Everything else you will learn during BCT.
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    OMG...DS JUST RECEIVED AN APPOINTMENT!!!

    Congratulations! Hopefully I can meet your DS during our time there. I too received the TWE in April and was later appointed, and I can say it is a great feeling!
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    Ask Us (current cadets) Anything

    Is there a seven chew rule? I worry about this because I barely pass the DoDMERB weight requirements and don't want to go below the required amount.
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    What if I don't fly after USAFA....

    I'm in a similar situation as the OP was. I'd been rooting for USAFA for a long time until a turn in events. I finished my applications for USAFA and USMA in January. I got accepted to USMA about a week later but never heard from USAFA until April 7 (rejected). So in March I did a visit to West...
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    USAFA CFA Insights

    Your body has to be straight, your arms have to be 90 degrees or less at the elbows when you go down, and they have to be fully extended when you go back up.
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    When to apply to the Academy

    Like the others before me have said, don't rush. I don't think admissions will be reviewing applications until fall at the earliest. I started my application to USMA around October 25 and got accepted a few weeks ago. I was almost too late starting in the process to get nominations...
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    Any Michigan Detroit Metro area nominations or appointments?

    I'm from MI-04 as well. Got noms from Moolenaar for USNA, USMA, and USAFA. I received my appointment to USMA a few weeks ago - no word from the other two Academies yet. I got the same letter from Peters stating I got no noms from him. Is USNA your DD's first choice or only one she is...
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    How did you/yourDS/DD react upon learning of appointment?

    Just thought this might be a fun question that can hopefully alleviate some of the stress and anxiety of waiting. I have a funny story myself. I was in the kitchen talking to my mother when I heard my phone ring in my pocket. Just to be funny, I looked to her and over-confidently said, "Oh...
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    USMA Class of 2020 Appointment Thread

    1. TriService2017 DD/ September 16, 2015/Presidential/ PA-04 (Scholar Athlete) 2. ClimberGirl/LOA September/Appt Jan 21, 2016/MOC/OH-12 3. FLboy/LOA Sept/Appt Oct 21, 2015/Rotc nom/Fl-6 4. Chris Abbott/ DS / AOG Scholar Marion Civil Prep / Appt Jan 21, 2016 / MOC / FL-16 5.brovol/DS January/ MOC...
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    Still Possible for Appointment?

    No, there is still the national pool.
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    USMA Class of 2020 Appointment Thread

    1. TriService2017 DD/ September 16, 2015/Presidential/ PA-04 (Scholar Athlete) 2. ClimberGirl/LOA September/Appt Jan 21, 2016/MOC/OH-12 3. FLboy/LOA Sept/Appt Oct 21, 2015/Rotc nom/Fl-6 4. Chris Abbott/ DS / AOG Scholar Marion Civil Prep / Appt Jan 21, 2016 / MOC / FL-16 5.brovol/DS January/ MOC...
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    Candidate Fitness Assessment 2016

    The most important thing with the basketball throw is technique. Look up some videos on the proper form to get as much force as possible. You can also train with a heavier ball. I've heard of some people using medicine balls. Be careful if you decide to do this though. Too much strain on your...
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    DoDMERB status

    DoDMERB does not have to be complete by the 31st. I'm in the same boat as you. Initially needed a remedial, so I sent in the paperwork, then DoDMERB requested another remedial.
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    Hopeful 2021

    Do you mind if I ask which APs? With your ACT/SAT score, try both tests and see which you're better at. Get some practice books and read about the different strategies. Take practice tests and look at the ones you got wrong and learn WHY you got them wrong. This is what I did and I raised my...
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    Michigan Candidates

    Congratulations to yourself and your DS!
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    Race/Essays

    I'm only a candidate also, but from my experience, quality is greater than quantity. Admissions doesn't have time and doesn't want to read over an extra 100 words if it's all fluff. On the ethnicity remark, I just marked that I am Caucasian. I don't think it will hurt your WCS for not being a...
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    Michigan Candidates

    Congratulations to your DS! Once I saw this I frantically checked my portals and I got nominated for USMA. Between Peters and my MOC, that makes 1 nominations for each academy.
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    Six or seven APs?

    It shouldn't hurt your application if you aren't the captain, but it will help it if you are the captain.
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    CFA Passing Score Notification

    I'm sure you passed. My scores were very similar to yours with slight deviations in the mile and basketball throw, but I never had any problems. Good job, and good luck!
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