"Military duty"

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Cmathis, May 6, 2017.

  1. Cmathis

    Cmathis Member

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    my mom is getting me flights for thanksgiving break etc. and I know I can't leave till after my last military duty. Could someone explain what the military duties are and as a freshman what sort of duties I will have and the latest that these duties could be (so I know what time to get a flight just to be safe). Is it better to leave the next day, or are they typically done by a certain time?
     
  2. DrMom

    DrMom 5-Year Member

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    Class for thanksgiving and Exams for Christmas leave The final schedule may not be posted for awhile yet.
     
  3. fencersmother

    fencersmother 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    You will find out sometime after the academic year begins in August when the last class will be for TG and Christmas. However, while I believe my kids were usually on a plane Tuesday night, there was a year when they did not arrive in the Steeler Nation until TG morning! Please, unless you can make a reservation without significant penalty for change, don't make plans just yet. From experience, I would even say to wait through BCT. You may not know if you will have additional duties after classes end. It is a short drive to COS airport and an hour or so to DEN (expect longer with traffic).
     
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    AFrpaso USAFA Alumnus 5-Year Member

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    +1 to Fencersmother

    It's definitely way too early to know what your class schedule will look like. Wait to buy tickets until then.
     
  5. ebotterb3

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    The past 2 years DS was not allowed to book a flight leaving before 6pm out of Denver on Tuesday. I think there is a rule in place so cadets don't try to schedule flights out too early. I don't know what the time is for Colorado Springs Airport. This might be different for different squadrons but this as been what we have experienced.