Clubs at USAFA

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by rutl12, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. rutl12

    rutl12 Member

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    I have received my principal nomination for the Air Force Academy, but I'm not accepted yet. I am assuming that with this I will be accepted. Since this is the case I have constantly been reading everything and anything about the Academy. One part of the academy that I haven't been able to find a lot of information about is clubs. I found the list of clubs for USAFA but besides that there isn't a lot of information. Since I am aspiring to become a Combat Rescue Officer (CRO) I was wondering if anyone had information on the Battlefield Airmen, Combat Shooting or Mountaineering club. Also, I was wondering how many clubs most cadets take and how this fits into your schedule? Any help is much appreciated!
     
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    I would address your assumption that you will receive an appointment. Don’t assume you will receive an appointment. You have to be qualified in all areas despite being a principal nom. Keep working a plan B, just in case! Good luck!
     
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    Each and every cadet reacts to the stresses and academic rigors differently. I would recommend taking things a step at a time -- receive/accept your offer of appointment, prepare for BCT, thrive at BCT, and get off to a good start during the first academic semester. By that point, you should have a better feeling for how many additional activities you can integrate into your schedule -- your upper-class coaches should be able to provide input or direct you to other cadets that have direct knowledge of these clubs.
     
  4. rutl12

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    what other things do I need to do to be qualified besides medical evaluation?
     
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    There are programs available specifically designed to prepare you for a special forces career field, but they are not available until your sophomore year.
     
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    My understanding is that one could not receive an appointment despite being a principal nom. Academics, physical fitness, medical, interviews all need to meet their requirements. My perspective is from USNA, what I have read on these forums.

    My point overall is to not make any assumptions, and continue to work and have a backup plan. Up until you report. You could have an injury for example that would preclude you from reporting. It happened to our DS’s roommate, who was turned away on Iday, with an injury that had been reported that hadn’t healed to their requirements.

    Never assume anything is my mantra.
     
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  7. raimius

    raimius 10-Year Member

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    There will probably be a "club day" during 1st semester, where all the clubs can give you info.
    The Combat Shooting Team usually holds tryouts in the fall. Sandhurst would also be a good potential club.
    What you'll want to look for is the "Phase 0" training for those wanting to go CRO/STO.

    (My info is dated, so double check stuff.)
     
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  8. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA Alumnus 5-Year Member

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    +1 to Raimius.

    If you are an aspiring CRO, then Sandhurst is probably your best bet. They don't mess around.
     
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