I went to buy tickets to Parents' Weekend game at USAFA, and was told it was good to join a local parents association. I checked and there appears to have been a Central Valley California group in the past, but I could find no current presence. There are other active groups several hours away in NorCal and SoCal, however. Questions: have any experienced the pros and cons of near-far parent associations, and what are the main benefits/things to look for? Interested in joining for tips, info, fellowship, and cadet support, including All Academies Balls. Anyone from CA out there? Would love your advice!