air force academy

  1. M

    Age requirements

    Hello, so I just found out about the Academy and was wondering how the age requirements worked. I am twenty two with one semester of community college, can you seriously not get in if your not already a freshman by your 22nd birthday? I could totally understand the 26 yr old scenario and being...
  2. C

    How close to the action/excitement are you in AF?

    Hello all! I'm trying to decide between USAFA and USNA, and wanted to ask: how close to the action are you in the AF? Are there many exciting missions, or is it a lot of training and transport missions? I'd really appreciate some responses from both those with experience with heavies and...
  3. C

    Dilemma: USNA or USAFA?

    Hello all! I have been accepted to USAFA for class of '25, and have not yet heard from Navy. However, I am trying to prepare myself for the possibility that I might have to make a very difficult decision in the next few weeks if I'm also accepted to USNA. I wanted to get some experienced...
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    Chances of Acceptance

    Hello, I am currently a Sophomore in High school (Class of 2023) and I have been hooked with the Air Force and the Academy for about a year now. I've always wanted to become a pilot and thought of going commercial for a while, but military aviation and the Air Force have caught me. I have looked...
  5. B

    Nomination Received?

    Hello all, This evening I visited the USAFA application homepage and I was surprised to find that the portal listed my nomination as "received". This was puzzling since all of my congressional boards had told me they would not be notifying until late December regarding their decisions. I did...
  6. J

    AF OTS Jobs?

    Hello! I’m currently a junior in college and I’m studying education, but have always felt connected to the military because it runs deep in my family. I’m thinking about becoming an AF officer when i graduate, but I’m having trouble deciding what job I want to do in the AF. I’m a girl and I...
  7. G

    Advice for Application

    Hello, I am a junior in high school and I am looking forward to applying for summer seminar in the next couple weeks. I wanted to outline my stats and see if anybody her any advice or ways to help it stand out. So here they are: 4.0 unweighted GPA 4.6 weighted GPA 13 Honors Classes so far 2 APs...
  8. US2021

    Candidate activities record

    States “describe all leadership positions you have held”. The other sections state exactly to explain actions. Does this mean that the leadership section still wants us to describe actions?
  9. graceelizabeth51

    When to schedule CFA

    Hello! I'm applying for the class of 2025. My due date for my application is due November 1st, so just under 2 months out. I am extremely competitive academically, but the rest of my application is lacking somewhat. I am training religiously for the CFA, but my scores are not what I would like...
  10. gaynugget

    Status: Noncompetitive Applicant

    I submitted my PCQ early, on 4/15, as soon as I received my ACT scores. I was supposed to take the SAT in early May, but then it was delayed to August, and now late September due to COVID-19 (I have not taken it previously as of yet). My initial USAFA application has been reviewed twice, on 4/17...
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    USAFA Class of 2025 Candidate essay question

    3. Please provide any additional information or background you believe will be of assistance in evaluating your application. (400 to 500 words, 3000 characters max) ^ I was wondering if I could use this essay to clarify what I have done about a poor grade. I know Algebra is something the...
  12. M

    West Point Chances-How does my CFA look?

    Hey there all! I hope you’re doing well! I’m applying to all three of the service academies, and I’m in the finishing touches of my applications for all of them. I just took my CFA yesterday morning and was wondering how my scores looked? I haven’t received any contact from the academies yet...
  13. MSnyder25

    Appointment without Athletic Participation

    I am planning on applying to the Air Force Academy for the Class of 2025. The one thing that I am concerned about is the Athletic part of the application. I am physically fit and working on my CFA but have not been involved in any sports in high school. I run in my free time and do 5Ks but I...
  14. T

    Eyesight requirements for all academies?

    Hey all, I was wondering if there's a limit to how bad your eyes can be, or if they just have to be correctable to 20/20. My current prescription is -8.00 in my left eye and -7.75 in my right eye, however they are both corrected to 20/20 with glasses with slight astigmatism in both. Based on...
  15. H

    ROTC to Medical School

    I am currently a high school student attempting to plan out my general career education plan. I have been interested in military service for several years now, and am also looking to have tuition paid for through programs of the US military (air force). While I am not opposed to serving some...
  16. M

    Invisalign at USAFA

    I know similar threads have been posted here, but my current situation is slightly different. My current medical status is marked as “incomplete”, because during my survey and medical exam I noted currently having orthodontic work. The work is purely cosmetic, however, after sending the required...
  17. J

    Lost

    I had went to USAFAPS last year and I withdrew a month before graduation. USAFA had been my dream since I was 15 and I had applied 3 times before I finally got an appointment to the prep. I even went as far to enlist to make me getting in easier and because I couldn’t wait to be apart of the Air...
  18. J

    Question about applying to USMA

    Can a 2 year Community College student who is in the Air National Guard Pararescue apply to USMA/West Point if he's willing to join the U.S Army? The reason he wants to join USMA is because it's a good school that can build good character physically and mentally developing strong leadership...
  19. W

    Best Airlines for USAFA cadets

    We are looking for the best airline deals and have considered united mileage plus and Frontier discount den for deals as our cadet will fly to an from home on breaks etc. We were wondering what has worked best for current parents. Is it possible for cadets to have military perks or discounts as...
  20. W

    Appointment CO 23' Thread

    Hi! I received an appointment to USAFA this past Wednesday(2/20)! MA 07. Going to accept. USNAPS and USMA appointee as well. Keep it going!
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