Reputation of Air Force Squadrons

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by jcb227, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. jcb227

    jcb227 New Member

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    I recently discovered that my basic cadet is in flight d of guts, which is "loose hawgs." I did some research and discovered that they have won best squadron for two consecutive years and was just wondering if that means that once the year starts, will his squadron will be particularly challenging and restrictive (more so than other squadrons)? I know it's impossible to know for sure and things vary greatly year to year but just curious if in past years it's been known (or any other squadron) to be particularly strict on things like cell phone use and weekend passes. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Capri120

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    During BCT last year, Flying Tigers won best squadron. Don't know about the Academic year since there are 40 squadrons at that point.
     
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    jcb227 New Member

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    I believe every year they vote the best squadron during the academic year and the hawgs won out of the 40
     
  4. Hoodlum15

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    First off, they can't take freshmen's cellphones no matter what so no worries there. The strictness of freshmen rules is almost solely at the discrepancy of a single senior cadet so it will vary greatly depending on that one person. Besides that, stricter does not necessarily equal better. Squadron 6 was the best squadron for first semester last year and they had the most relaxed freshman policy of any squad by design. Furthermore, every year half of the given cadets in a squadron will change, which obviously will change the dynamic.
     
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    Road Runners Squad 32 win Best Squad for the year and sat on stage at graduation. There are several awards but each flight and Squad differs year to year based on leadership.
     
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    raimius 10-Year Member

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    Squadron policies vary year to year. New cadet leadership, and often new permanent party leadership, will significantly influence things.
    Some squadrons manage to achieve some consistency, but don't expect things to straight carry over.
     
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    RickD_USAF Air Force Veteran

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    DS is an Aggressor during BCT, then will be with CS-05 for the academic year. Go Wolfpack.
     
  8. lisah

    lisah 5-Year Member

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    I was a mom with a C1C Loose Hawgs '14. It was the first year they ranked #1. They came up from #37 the year prior.
    Consistencies in rank?... not so much.

    Commissioning was attended by Secretary of Air Force! An honor.

    Squad 'rank'...I suppose it depends on the leadership of any given year.
    '14, '15 were very good years!

    Side note: in 1973 my POW bracelet I wore had the name of USAFA grad ('64... legacy class for '14) and he too was a Loose Hawg.
    Coincidence...?! Hmmmmm