Mass Appointments

Roman

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I know that most appointments are given out in March, but doesn't anyone know which week? I'm going nuts waiting, it's been a full year since I started my application.
 

AFAplease

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From my earlier thread no one really knew...but just hang in there. ALOT of us are in the same boat...and we should get some closure soon! The month has come, and that is what is important! Best of luck to you!
 

JustCallMeDan7

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I believe that they go out some time between the end of the second week to the beginning of third week. Not sure, but thats how it was last year I was told. But as far as receiving them in the mail, that could be a bit longer....
 

HNeedle

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i'm sure they trickle out every single week, since the board will be meeting. all depends. just hang in there
 

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And as much as you HATE TO HEAR THIS; some people get them in April and May. Ohmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Relax folks. You've done everything you can up until now. No matter what happens, this is your senior year in high school. Concentrate on having fun. There was a valentine's dance last month, I'm sure; hope people went. You got spring brake coming. Get some of your friends from school together and plan something. Even if it's local in town stuff. How about inviting one of the kids that most people don't even give the time of day to. You've got prom coming up. Get ready for it. If you don't have a girl/boy friend; ask someone. Again; maybe one of those classmates that most people look the other way on.

The fact that you applied to the air force academy, and have gotten this far along in the process, makes you a better person than most of your classmates. "Yes, that is a bit arrogant. But it's also true". Same with the kids applying to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc... Whether you get into the academy or not, you have already proven to yourself (Or at least you should have); that you have what it takes to succeed in anything you do. Maybe traditional college; maybe ROTC; maybe the academy. But no matter what, those are all things in the future. LIVE FOR TODAY!!!! Tomorrow will definitely take care of itself. Best of luck to you all.. Mike.....
 

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I agree with CC. Make the best of your senior year. It only happens once.

.....now of course everyone that applies does not get in. That was me last year. I got notified in April that I was "qualified, no vacancy". I was really upset when I found that out, but I knew it was not over. I went to a civ college this year and joined ROTC. I reapplied and got my appointment in October. I know that the academy loves second year applicants. It really shows that you want it (as was my case).

So....now that the time has come, there will unfortunately be people that do not get an appointment. Don't fret. I recommend going to a civ college, joining ROTC, and if you really want it, reapplying. This year has been a huge help for me. It helped me adjust to college life while getting a taste of military life. It will be much smoother transitioning to the academy in the summer. Moral of the story...DON'T GIVE UP IF IT DOESN’T WORK OUT THIS YEAR!!!
 

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To add onto what AFcdt said, i also got rejected last year. It bugged me at first but i knew it was what i really wanted so i went to a univ did ROTC and got my appt.Case in point, you can always try again. If the small envelope comes, take some time to soul search and if it's what you really want, apply again.
Also,It's already been said so many times, but it's important cherish your final year of high school. College classes are so much harder and you have much less free time. Take these last few months to relax and maybe take some risks like CC said,just don't get into trouble. You've got nothing to lose!
 

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In my case, I received the packet in the mail before my status changed online, so don't lose hope if you don't notice any updates online. Who knows, the packet could be in your mailbox already!
 

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I know of one kid whose apptment didn't come until about May 5th; he figured he didn't get appointed and put $700 down on his 1st choice civvie college. Completely disappointed, but resigned to do ROTC at this new school, when the appointment kit came, I thought he would stroke out! Of course, the civ college refused to refund his deposit.
 

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I know of one kid whose apptment didn't come until about May 5th; he figured he didn't get appointed and put $700 down on his 1st choice civvie college. Completely disappointed, but resigned to do ROTC at this new school, when the appointment kit came, I thought he would stroke out! Of course, the civ college refused to refund his deposit.
One of my classmates didn't get his appointment until the week we reported!

He had to fly from GERMANY to Colorado and only arrived about a day prior! BUT...he stuck it out; we were on the track team together, and he did great at both USAFA and in the AF as a pilot.

Oh...and in LA in 1984...he collected 2 Gold Medals...

Yes, Alonzo Babers.

'83, best to be!
 

Roman

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One of my classmates didn't get his appointment until the week we reported!

He had to fly from GERMANY to Colorado and only arrived about a day prior! BUT...he stuck it out; we were on the track team together, and he did great at both USAFA and in the AF as a pilot.

Oh...and in LA in 1984...he collected 2 Gold Medals...

Yes, Alonzo Babers.

'83, best to be!

:eek:
 

icelander27

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I can't wait to find out!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really want to stop stressing out about this. I can't wait to get some friends together over a three day weekend to go hang out on the coast or go do some other crazy fun activities :thumb::thumb::thumb: (but legal and non appointment jeopardizing stuff obviously, i know of a couple people who have screwed up some of their "regular" college stuff from stupid brainless actions).
I am looking forward to an awesome last three months of high school especially with all of the sports and band activities that are going on for me, so finding out that I got accepted (if I do) would just be more icing on the cake that is my senior year.








and no the cake is not a lie!!!
 

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I know it is difficult to wait. But I am with CC on this. It is a life lesson you will have to learn if you are going to be in the military. You have NO control at this point. Stressing and obsessing gets you nothing but headaches, ulcers and other stress-related health problems. This is a situation you will face again and again. In my husband's career, I've lost count of the number of times we were hanging for months wondering where we going and what would happen. We had orders rescinded at the last minute after having begun the move. You've got to learn to accept what comes and pretty much be prepared to play with the cards life deals you. Funny thing is, he's retired now and we are in the same boat, waiting to see what comes through and where we'll be six months from now (or maybe just 3 months from now). Wherever it is, we'll make the best of it.

So relax. Find something good to anticipate about your backup plan. There's always a silver lining.

Good luck everyone who is still waiting!
 

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Right now this seems like an eternity, but as everybody else has stated the motto for the military should be HURRY UP AND WAIT

You will endure this for as long as you are in the military.

UPT...spend close to a yr training before you find out your jet.
FTU ...spend close to 6 mos before you find out your assignment
Operational..time to PCS...wait about 6 mos before you get it, and we are not talking about applying to FWIC, Test or Thunderbirds.
O-4/5 Promo...at least 6 mos from start to board...waiting to find out if your career will end is the worse...the letters DP are the sweetest ever written
 

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Just remember; when you get into the academy, they MAKE you take the "RED PILL". You get to see and learn reality whether you like it or not. There's a lot of people in the civilian world who will say that the military isn't the "REAL" world. Granted, you don't have to experience the crime, poverty, unemployment, etc... that the real world has to offer. However; you will see so much more of the "Real" world. You'll meet and work with people from all over. You'll experience colorado, texas, arizona, etc... You'll experience England, Spain, Italy, Japan, etc... Not only will you truly EXPERIENCE the real world that the average person only THINKS they know; but your opinions will also change. The average person knows the "Real" world only as it applies to their immediate life in their town/city. They read and listen to the news. You on the other hand will actually see the "Real" world 1st hand. All over the world. You will see how great of a country the U.S.A truly is; how generous we truly are; how we aren't as evil as some people make us out to be; and why it is so important to defend our country and help other countries to improve themselves. But when all is said and done and someone tries to argue politics, economics, and ideology with you; you'll be able to say that you took the "Red" pill and have the T-Shirt and the Movie rights.
 
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