Hi everyone. I joined and posted awhile ago, but I haven't been very active. My name is Haley and I'm 14 and interested in eventually attending the Air Force Academy. The only problem is that I'm terrified to tell my parents. No one in my family has ever been in the military, (except my grandfather was in coastguard for a few years), and neither of my parents are very happy with the government right now. My mother noticed my interest in fighter planes and a long time ago she asked if I wanted to be a fighter pilot. Then she said I'd have to do that after college. But the thing is, about six months ago I was obsessed with majoring in music. I've had all kinds of music lessons, and I've been very active in my high school chorus. She keeps telling me that I better still be majoring in music or I'll have to quit everything. Of course she doesn't know that I can't quit because I need chorus to be accepted at the academy. I asked her awhile ago if I could join my high school's afjrotc and she freaked out and said, "A daughter of mine will never do military." And when talking about being a fighter pilot she brought up boot camp and how horrible it will be. So obviously she doesn't think girls should be in the military. I have no idea how my father would feel about all this. Anyway, thanks for reading all of that. Is there anyone here who had a sort of similar situation? How did you tell your parents? Edit: I forgot to mention that I live in Florida and my older sister is going to a school fifty minutes away from us. One of the schools she was looking at was in Missouri, and my dad completely freaked out at that. So my parents are set on having me in Florida.