Appointment

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by SRJ, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. SRJ

    SRJ Member

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    I've seen a few LOAs here and there, but is there anyone here that has received an appointment or is aware of someone that has?
     
  2. kkg2000

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    Haven't heard of any yet. It's still REALLY early
     
  3. wvfalconer

    wvfalconer New Member

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    My ds received an LOA about 10 days ago. His first nomination appeared in his portal yesterday. Hopefully we will receive the final appointment very soon. We will let you know.
     
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  4. MikeLaw84

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    Although my first choice is USAFA , I just received my LOA from West Point.... hopefully USAFA will follow suit. ;)
     
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  5. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    Yeah, I've heard of kids getting LOAs from USMA pretty recently. I guess another batch just went out! Congrats! From what it looks like with USAFA and USMA, appointments probably won't be going out until January...when the gears are all in place and turn well, some kids are appointed early. USNA seems to be in a good spot as far as that goes. Haven't heard of kids getting USAFA or USMA appointments for c/o 2022 yet.

    Good luck, though, and make sure you tell me if you're appointed! I want to hear the outcome!

    :D (And go Army)
     
  6. usafamax

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    I was officially notified by USAFA this morning that I had earned an offer of appointment. I received an LOA last Wednesday. Last Friday I was nominated by both my JROTC Honor Unit and my Congressman (CO District 06). In addition, I received a LOA from USNA aprox. 2 weeks ago; however, USAFA is definitely the way I want to go.
     
  7. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    Well congrats! One of my best friends is a Chair Force Zoomie...;)! Love her to death and just sent her a letter. Haha! Just messing with you.

    Great job and good luck! Go future officers 2022!
     
  8. Billberna

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    Congratulations! I think yours is the first USAFA appointment on this forum this year.
     
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  9. peppypea

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    I'm so darn excited for all of you! Hopefully my son will join you next year!
     
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  10. navymomwannabe

    navymomwannabe 5-Year Member

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    I know someone who received an appt Nov. 15th. He was totally surprised to hear so early. Congrats all around!
     
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  11. Oscar Whiskey

    Oscar Whiskey Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  12. Usafamom2016

    Usafamom2016 5-Year Member

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    Yes, a friend with a presidential nom got an appointment.
     
  13. boiler26

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    DS also received an offer of appointment with a JROTC nomination. MOC nominations have not been released yet in our state. We were very surprised and excited -- made for a great Thanksgiving weekend!

    Also heard that a distant cousin by marriage had received an appointment as well. So there are a some offers that have been given.
     
  14. boiler26

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    Congratulations usafamax!
     
  15. Ultimatun

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    Congrats to all of you! I originally thought with my qualifications I might be able to get an assurance/appointment but haven't heard yet. So what kind of "stats" do you guys have? Test scores, grades, activities, etc.
     
  16. usafamax

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    My stats are as follows:

    Note: I attend a military high school (Army JROTC), so we live a military lifestyle (e.g. ranks, uniforms, honor code, etc.).

    Academic:
    #1 in my class of 28
    3.55 GPA
    Academic Letter 3 years
    36 English/29 Math

    Athletic:
    Varsity Soccer/Captain
    Varsity Basketball/Captain
    Varsity Tennis/Captain
    Advanced Military Skills Team
    Army JROTC Raider Team

    CFA (I was surprised to receive an LOA given my CFA scores):
    Basketball Throw: 64 ft
    Pull ups: 5
    Shuttle Run: 9.0
    Push ups: 46
    Crunches: 88
    Mile Run: 6:35

    Extracurricular:
    Chess team president
    Chapel Choirmaster
    Chapel band president
    Army JROTC - Cadet Captain - Battalion Staff (S-1)
    Member of school cadet honor court
    JROTC Academic Bowl Team
    National Honor Society
    German Honor Society
    Various Volunteer Activities

    Awards:
    American Legion JROTC Cadet award
    Blue Beret school award (top GPA in high school)
    High School Spelling Bee Champion

    Other:
    Fluent in German
    German/American dual citizen
     
  17. Ultimatun

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    Oh my god I can see why you got offered an LOA. Your qualifications are amazing. But your class is only 28 people? Youre lucky. my class is around 1000 people.
     
  18. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    SAs look for kids with varying class sizes. A friend of mine who goes to USMA graduated from a class of 30-40 kids, another one from there who was homeschooled, and there are plenty of kids from my school (classes of roughly 220) who attend Service Academies. I have another friend who is going to Navy for a sport and his school's classes are around 800 kids.
     
  19. Ultimatun

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    I remember the academy asking for your school profile so they can judge how difficult your school is so they don't judge your class rank unfairly.
     
  20. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    I am 100% sure that trying to get kids with varying class sizes is not a metric used by USAFA. Ultimately because of what the Academy is looking for in it's candidates, they get kids from all different class sizes. However, the size of their class is not in any way used as a measure when looking at potential cadets.

    Stealth_81
     
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