Has anybody had any experience with the US Air Force Explores program and the impact of being involved with this program as it relates to appointment to the Academy? I was at the website of the local program and they had this statement under their FAQ section: "The cadet will be immersed in a military environment that they commonly don’t experience in JROTC or CAP. Our curriculum more closely parallels the curriculum offered in the Military Service Academies or Combat Squadrons. They excel at a greater speed due to our more rounded Professional Military Education than what is offered in the other programs. Look at our alumni: 76% of those cadets interviewing for an Appointment to an Academy achieve that goal; while 84% of those cadets interviewing for an ROTC Scholarship receive one. The proof is in the parents and alumni from the past 10 years of dedication and commitment." These seem to be very high acceptance rates.