The “BFE”

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by SoDoSEA, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. SoDoSEA

    SoDoSEA New Member

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    Is the mythical “BFE” a literal object or is it the red type list of tasks to be accomplished that appeared on my DS’s portal. My DS was in the 13 Mar group of appointees but is yet to receive the “BFE”. Has anyone in the 13 Mar group received one ? Does the “BFE” truly exist ?
     
  2. 70Zoomie

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    My DD was also in the 13 Mar group, and there hasn’t been a physical BFE, but rather the Big Fat Email which contains the red type list of tasks. The Security Form is the biggie, eh?
     
  3. skiergirl24

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    Multiple people on this forum have said that this year, USAFA is not sending out fancy envelopes like some of the other SA's.
     
  4. RedDragon

    RedDragon 5-Year Member

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    Hasn’t been one from USAFA in years. Our 2018 grad got the congrats email and portal letter. He did get some sort of paper certificate at his high school award ceremony from his ALO. Our 2020 received the BFE from West Point and Coast Guard. To be honest, only mom and Dad thought they were really cool and they were. He could have cared less.
     
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  5. RedDragon

    RedDragon 5-Year Member

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    *could not have cared less*
     
  6. p_crab95

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    BFE came today!
     
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  7. 70Zoomie

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    Big Fat Envelope or Big Fat Email?
     
  8. p_crab95

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    My DD got an BFemail of “offer appointment”. She didn’t accept until a few weeks ago. Once she accepted it a week later she got the BFEnvelope
     
  9. peppypea

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    DS got his official BFE today- I didn't think we would get one!
     
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  10. mmtex

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    Could you post a pic of the envelope (name and any personal info covered obviously)? I’ve seen USNA’s BFE but I’ve never seen USAFA’s and am curious what it looks like. (Anything to tide me over waiting lol.)
     
  11. MidCakePa

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    Last year it was a vinyl folder with certificate inside. A nice keepsake but nothing to truly miss if USAFA goes without this year. (For the record, USMA sent the best-looming, highest-quality one last year, among DOD SAs.)
     
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    Non DOD but certainly military USCGA has a very high quality certificate featuring the USCGC Eagle!
     
  13. 2018DAD

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    DS ‘18 USAFA grad received a very impressive acceptance BFE from VMI. Very nice indeed.
     
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    Sam2018 5-Year Member

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    I agree for my 2021er USMA was the best. DD (2018) never got one, her ALO lost it :( She didn't and doesn't care. The diploma is the goal and is AWESOME! But today my appointee DS received a big envelope. He's not home to open it. Better not be a calendar lol.
     
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  15. Sam2018

    Sam2018 5-Year Member

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    I hope they are going back to sending them out. Not all ALOs can make awards days. I'll let you know soon :)
     
  16. Sam2018

    Sam2018 5-Year Member

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    It is the BFE
     
  17. Sam2018

    Sam2018 5-Year Member

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    My DS's arrived today too..totally unexpected! He's at work so waiting to see until he gets home!
     
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  19. GH148

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    DD got one yesterday as well, which is weird as she declined her appointment in January.
     
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  20. Skimama

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    That must've felt like longer than the application process. Congratulations!