BFE....when?

Heatherg21

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Ours wasn't listed at all under informed delivery.
1 MOC letter, and 2 BFE's not scanned or listed in any capacity in ID. Made for old school prior to tech surprises. And a bit of hide and seek since carrier put one on front porch (wind moved to shrub) and one in open workshop (rain and sleet).
 

mommacoop

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My DD is still waiting in California. She has a principle nom and qualified, were hoping to be in the next batch. Does anyone know if they are sending out daily. And was the first batch for LOA's ?
 
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My DD is still waiting in California. She has a principle nom and qualified, were hoping to be in the next batch. Does anyone know if they are sending out daily. And was the first batch for LOA's ?
They may very well be sent out daily. My daughter wasn’t in the “first wave” because of a late DODMERB entry, but received an appointment 2 days after that first wave.
 

richard_miao

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Another challenge!

I know many of your DS/DD have 2 or 3 appointments, USMA and USAFA, USMA and USNA, USMA and USMMA, USMA and USCGA.

How to help them to make final decision?

Any decision is great! Any decision we will support. But, for them, age 17, it's still a challenge.

Over night visit? Talk to service in duty people?

Any ideas?
 

Heatherg21

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Another challenge!

I know many of your DS/DD have 2 or 3 appointments, USMA and USAFA, USMA and USNA, USMA and USMMA, USMA and USCGA.

How to help them to make final decision?

Any decision is great! Any decision we will support. But, for them, age 17, it's still a challenge.

Over night visit? Talk to service in duty people?

Any ideas?
Our son is in that boat, he has appointments to USNA, USMA and USMMA. I have reached out privately in forum to members of each and sought advice to help him choose what is best for him. He has visited one of them, not sure we can swing other 2. Reality is that he has to choose the career, not the school. That being said, it is hard to do at 17.
He occasionally will come out and make a statement as to what his current thoughts are. We are sort of a sounding board. I am fairly confident he has decided. He told me last night that for him, he has to consider all options for a few weeks. If he made a snap decision, and was hating life during Beast, he would always say, "why didn't I pick 'x'" and wouldn't make peace with it. He knows himself well, and if he makes a thoughtful decision, he said he will not look back. And so we wait, and soak up any and all insight we can into each academy. Good luck, it's indeed a good problem to have.
 

richard_miao

DS, USAFA & USMA 2024 Appointee
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Our son is in that boat, he has appointments to USNA, USMA and USMMA. I have reached out privately in forum to members of each and sought advice to help him choose what is best for him. He has visited one of them, not sure we can swing other 2. Reality is that he has to choose the career, not the school. That being said, it is hard to do at 17.
He occasionally will come out and make a statement as to what his current thoughts are. We are sort of a sounding board. I am fairly confident he has decided. He told me last night that for him, he has to consider all options for a few weeks. If he made a snap decision, and was hating life during Beast, he would always say, "why didn't I pick 'x'" and wouldn't make peace with it. He knows himself well, and if he makes a thoughtful decision, he said he will not look back. And so we wait, and soak up any and all insight we can into each academy. Good luck, it's indeed a good problem to have.
Thank you to share your DS story. Pray to the Lord.
 

kpmom2013

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The difficulty of selecting a career is one of the reasons our DS selected USMMA over USNA. Hard to predict what things will look like in four years with world affairs and service selection quotas changing. He thought USMMA gave him the most options. Almost decided to sail on his Third Mate license (and had a couple great job offers), but finally ended up USNA pilot. He now has good friends (classmates) in each branch of service. Good luck to everyone who is fortunate enough to have multiple offers. All good paths!
 

dreamwiz

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Our son is in that boat, he has appointments to USNA, USMA and USMMA. I have reached out privately in forum to members of each and sought advice to help him choose what is best for him. He has visited one of them, not sure we can swing other 2. Reality is that he has to choose the career, not the school. That being said, it is hard to do at 17.
He occasionally will come out and make a statement as to what his current thoughts are. We are sort of a sounding board. I am fairly confident he has decided. He told me last night that for him, he has to consider all options for a few weeks. If he made a snap decision, and was hating life during Beast, he would always say, "why didn't I pick 'x'" and wouldn't make peace with it. He knows himself well, and if he makes a thoughtful decision, he said he will not look back. And so we wait, and soak up any and all insight we can into each academy. Good luck, it's indeed a good problem to have.
I also received appointments to USNA, West Point, and USMMA. I love all three equally because all three are great and have very unique opportunities as I serve the country. Did your DS decide to go to West Point? (Since I am reading this writeup here at the USMA forum).

The cadet who helped my WP overnight visit through LOE contacted me right after the first wave and congratulated me on my appointment to West Point. I am leaning toward one SA but I would need more time to clear my mind (?) on the other two. In this way, I would not regret my first choice in the future. I have never imagined that I would face this tough dilemma. :bang:
 

Fiona1124

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Another challenge!

I know many of your DS/DD have 2 or 3 appointments, USMA and USAFA, USMA and USNA, USMA and USMMA, USMA and USCGA.

How to help them to make final decision?

Any decision is great! Any decision we will support. But, for them, age 17, it's still a challenge.

Over night visit? Talk to service in duty people?

Any ideas?
Visiting all the campus and getting a feel for the right fit for my DD was key. It changed what she thought her first choice would be completely.
 
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