My DD is a C4C and is currently going through the Dark Days at USAFA. For those who don't know, these are the days after Christmas break leading up to Recognition in March. These days are tough mentally, physically, and emotionally and many Cadets are rethinking their decision to attend the Academy. I wish they could revisit this time last year when they were all hoping to get a nomination and an appointment. The anticipation on this forum was exciting! All you current applicants, remember this exciting time because next year you will need these memories as well as your reasons for wanting USAFA to keep you focused and on track. Good luck to the future class of 2016! Stay strong and remember that the benefits of being a USAFA grad far outweigh the few months of misery during your 4th degree year!