What advice would you give to a candidate who plans on re-applying to the Air Force Academy next year? Like many other applicants this year, I too was rejected from the Air Force Academy. I had a nomination and was qualified academically and physically, but was medically DQ’d and the academy decided not to pursue a medical waiver. With that, I plan on attending a local college and enrolling in their Air Force ROTC program. Since my major will be aerospace engineering, I will apply myself to keep my grades up and also remain physically actice. As much of a disappointment it was to be rejected, I learned it, that everyone will fail numerous times in life before they succeed and you shouldn’t give up after failing, instead you should push forward. That’s why I will give it one last shot next year. Thanks!