USAFA Class of 2022 Appointment Thread

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by FMHS-79, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. JRS92078

    JRS92078 Member

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    We received notification via email that stated "You have a new message from the US Air Force Academy Admissions Office. This message contains important information about your offer to attend the USAFA Preparatory School" ...... It was a very nice way to wake up on a Saturday and on the first competition day of the season for him. DS had been all over the map with stress and emotions.
     
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  2. proudmama72

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    Thank you! Yes that is exciting!! My DS is also a bit unlike himself with the stress of waiting. Fingers crossed :)
     
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  3. peppypea

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    I think the waiting it taking it's toll on our entire family- not just our DS
     
  4. proudmama72

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    Here as well! :/
     
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  5. RickD_USAF

    RickD_USAF Air Force Veteran

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    It's definitely an emotional and stressful wait. Best advice is to work on plans B, C, and D in the interim. There is really nothing you can do at this point, unless your seeking waivers. Focusing on the backup plans is a great distraction.

    DS didn't find out last year until April 27th. Some find out in Nov/Dec, others much later on when you'll see waves of appointments and TWE's.

    Just hang on and try to enjoy the experience. Because once the appointment comes out and accepted, a new ride begins. Start planning for I-Day, A-Day, and Parents Weekend.

    Best of luck
     
  6. proudmama72

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    Thanks so much for the encouragement! He is actually at a Plan B college scholarship competition today! But, wow! End of April??? Yikes, seems forever!
     
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  7. RickD_USAF

    RickD_USAF Air Force Veteran

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    Oh, it did feel like forever. His Plan B was a AFROTC Type-7 Scholarship to our state's university, which he was awarded last Jan. So, we waited and waited to hear from USAFA before he accepted it. But, looking back now it was so worth it. He loves it out at the Academy and we like going out there too. Parent's Weekend is a great time to be out there. The USAFA family is great. I've met so many parents we still stay in touch with.

    Best of luck and I pray you get to join us.
     
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  8. Oscar Whiskey

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    USAFA Admissions posted to Instagram last night -- "Most Appointments will be sent out March-April. If you haven't heard from us, you may still get an appointment--stay positive."
     
  9. VDI

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    1) usafamax / Self / LOA / 24-Nov-2017 / Undecided / CO / Congressional, JROTC Honor Unit With Distinction / DirectAppointment
    2) fnafgg / DD / No LOA / 21-Nov-2017 / Accepting / MD / Presidential / Direct Appointment
    3) boiler26 / DS / No LOA / 15-Nov-2017 / Accepted / TN / AF Jr ROTC / Direct Appointment
    4) kitkatz30 / DS / No LOA / 02-Dec-2017 / Accepting / FL / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    5) maxmck1 / Self / No LOA / 02-Dec-2017 / Accepted / CA / Presidential / Direct Appointment
    6) wvfalconer / DS / LOA / 12-Dec-2017 / Accepted / WV / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    7) billberna / DS / No LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / FL / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    8) herc99 / Self / No LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / GA / Presidential and Congressional / Direct Appointment
    9) USAFA#appDad / DS / No LOA / 23-Dec-2017 / Accepted / TX / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    10) polevaultmom / DD / LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / CA / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    11) Tex2022 / Self / LOA / 29-Dec-2017 / Undecided / TX / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    12) ServantoUSA/ Self / LOA / 03-Jan-2018 / Undecided / NY / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    13) McGNJ / DS / LOA / 05-Jan-2018 / Accepting/ NJ / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    14) Vaquero/Grandson/LOA/05-Jan-2018/Undecided/AZ Congressional/Direct Appointment
    15) rtbabby / Self / LOA / 05-Jan-2018 / Accepted/ CO / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    16) runningandjumping / DS / No LOA / 24-Dec-2017 / Accepted / TN / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    17) GoldWinger / DD / LOA / 06-Jan-2018 / Undecided / TX / Presidential, Senatorial, & Congressional / Direct Appointment
    18) proudafparent / DD / No LOA / 07-Dec-2017 / Undecided / CO / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    19) maydayjimmy / Self / No LOA / 10-Jan-2018 /Accepting / MI / Congressional and Senatorial / Direct Appointment
    20) puggyusa/DD/LOA/16-Jan-2018/Accepted/VA/Congressional and Senatorial/Direct Appointment
    21) VDI/Self/LOA/19-JAN-18/Undecided/MN/Congressional/Direct Appointment
     
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  10. Bracken

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    1) usafamax / Self / LOA / 24-Nov-2017 / Undecided / CO / Congressional, JROTC Honor Unit With Distinction / DirectAppointment
    2) fnafgg / DD / No LOA / 21-Nov-2017 / Accepting / MD / Presidential / Direct Appointment
    3) boiler26 / DS / No LOA / 15-Nov-2017 / Accepted / TN / AF Jr ROTC / Direct Appointment
    4) kitkatz30 / DS / No LOA / 02-Dec-2017 / Accepting / FL / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    5) maxmck1 / Self / No LOA / 02-Dec-2017 / Accepted / CA / Presidential / Direct Appointment
    6) wvfalconer / DS / LOA / 12-Dec-2017 / Accepted / WV / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    7) billberna / DS / No LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / FL / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    8) herc99 / Self / No LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / GA / Presidential and Congressional / Direct Appointment
    9) USAFA#appDad / DS / No LOA / 23-Dec-2017 / Accepted / TX / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    10) polevaultmom / DD / LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / CA / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    11) Tex2022 / Self / LOA / 29-Dec-2017 / Undecided / TX / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    12) ServantoUSA/ Self / LOA / 03-Jan-2018 / Undecided / NY / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    13) McGNJ / DS / LOA / 05-Jan-2018 / Accepting/ NJ / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    14) Vaquero/Grandson/LOA/05-Jan-2018/Undecided/AZ Congressional/Direct Appointment
    15) rtbabby / Self / LOA / 05-Jan-2018 / Accepted/ CO / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    16) runningandjumping / DS / No LOA / 24-Dec-2017 / Accepted / TN / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    17) GoldWinger / DD / LOA / 06-Jan-2018 / Undecided / TX / Presidential, Senatorial, & Congressional / Direct Appointment
    18) proudafparent / DD / No LOA / 07-Dec-2017 / Undecided / CO / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    19) maydayjimmy / Self / No LOA / 10-Jan-2018 /Accepting / MI / Congressional and Senatorial / Direct Appointment
    20) puggyusa/DD/LOA/16-Jan-2018/Accepted/VA/Congressional and Senatorial/Direct Appointment
    21) VDI/Self/LOA/19-JAN-18/Undecided/MN/Congressional/Direct Appointment
    22) Bracken/DD/19-Jan-18/Accepted/MN/Congressional/Direct Appointment
     
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  11. WhitMom4

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    Very true. I finally stopped asking if he checked his portal. At least my DS was admitted to two plan B schools so some pressure is off but this is where he’s wanted to go for years!
     
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  12. RickD_USAF

    RickD_USAF Air Force Veteran

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    I do recall those days of asking DS about portal updates. Hard to believe it was a year ago already. But, as you stated, having Plan B in place is comforting. We got to the point that Plan B was now Plan A and we mentally prepared for that. Then on April 27th, things changed. The first week of May I was booking flights to CO and searching for hotel rooms.

    Best of luck, hoping you hear sooner than we did.
     
  13. Oscar Whiskey

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    Wow! That is amazing! We need to recalibrate; before reading your post-- I'm sure I would have been fine with DS executing Plan B by end of April.
     
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  14. HopefulDad2022

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    It is barely the middle of January and I ask my son two or three times a day if he has received any emails or phone calls. TBH I am torn about his desire to attend service academy but I want it so bad for him because he wants it so badly. Recalibration in nice. The anxiety is crazy.
     
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  15. caesar4k

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    1) usafamax / Self / LOA / 24-Nov-2017 / Undecided / CO / Congressional, JROTC Honor Unit With Distinction / DirectAppointment
    2) fnafgg / DD / No LOA / 21-Nov-2017 / Accepting / MD / Presidential / Direct Appointment
    3) boiler26 / DS / No LOA / 15-Nov-2017 / Accepted / TN / AF Jr ROTC / Direct Appointment
    4) kitkatz30 / DS / No LOA / 02-Dec-2017 / Accepting / FL / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    5) maxmck1 / Self / No LOA / 02-Dec-2017 / Accepted / CA / Presidential / Direct Appointment
    6) wvfalconer / DS / LOA / 12-Dec-2017 / Accepted / WV / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    7) billberna / DS / No LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / FL / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    8) herc99 / Self / No LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / GA / Presidential and Congressional / Direct Appointment
    9) USAFA#appDad / DS / No LOA / 23-Dec-2017 / Accepted / TX / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    10) polevaultmom / DD / LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / CA / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    11) Tex2022 / Self / LOA / 29-Dec-2017 / Undecided / TX / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    12) ServantoUSA/ Self / LOA / 03-Jan-2018 / Undecided / NY / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    13) McGNJ / DS / LOA / 05-Jan-2018 / Accepting/ NJ / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    14) Vaquero/Grandson/LOA/05-Jan-2018/Undecided/AZ Congressional/Direct Appointment
    15) rtbabby / Self / LOA / 05-Jan-2018 / Accepted/ CO / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    16) runningandjumping / DS / No LOA / 24-Dec-2017 / Accepted / TN / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    17) GoldWinger / DD / LOA / 06-Jan-2018 / Undecided / TX / Presidential, Senatorial, & Congressional / Direct Appointment
    18) proudafparent / DD / No LOA / 07-Dec-2017 / Undecided / CO / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    19) maydayjimmy / Self / No LOA / 10-Jan-2018 /Accepting / MI / Congressional and Senatorial / Direct Appointment
    20) puggyusa/DD/LOA/16-Jan-2018/Accepted/VA/Congressional and Senatorial/Direct Appointment
    21) VDI/Self/LOA/19-JAN-18/Undecided/MN/Congressional/Direct Appointment
    22) Bracken/DD/19-Jan-18/Accepted/MN/Congressional/Direct Appointment
    23) caesar4k / Self / LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / OR / Congressional / Direct Appointment
     
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  16. SAHopeful2015

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    Sounds exactly like me - all of it. I initially resisted the idea (hated it actually if I'm being 100% honest) but as things have progressed over the months, I still have mixed feelings but now, I want it so badly for him because I see how much he wants it.... I guess it's all about our kids being happy in what they do. My DS is currently medically disqualified for past shoulder surgery so we are waiting (me not so patiently) to see if a waiver is requested. I keep telling myself that it's a good sign they haven't just flat out rejected him yet but the waiting can be unbearable at times (especially if you are a planner....)

    Good luck to your son!
     
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  17. usafamomhopeful

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    DS is also in wait mode. His dad is not too excited about the possibility of him being in Colorado if everything works out the way DS wants it to, however we both just want him to get what he has wanted for a long time.
     
  18. RickD_USAF

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    It is kind of disheartening thinking about our DD/DS being so far away. But, I can assure you that our kids are at an outstanding institution. USAFA is not like sending them to U of C or CSU. The kids are in a bubble, a unique location with all of the services available to them. It is rear that you'll find any other location with so many like-minded individuals all pursuing a common goal. USAFA is super supportive and the national, state, and class parents groups are great. A true family experience. All of this puts our mind at ease. I know DS is where he was meant to be.

    I hope this helps.
     
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    DiRubbs12/Self/LOA/1-Dec-2017/Accepted/NY/Congressional and Senatorial/Direct Appointment
     
  20. FMHS-79

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    USAFA Class of 2022 Appointments:
    1) usafamax / Self / LOA / 24-Nov-2017 / Undecided / CO / Congressional and JROTC Honor Unit With Distinction / DirectAppointment
    2) fnafgg / DD / No LOA / 21-Nov-2017 / Accepting / MD / Presidential / Direct Appointment
    3) boiler26 / DS / No LOA / 15-Nov-2017 / Accepted / TN / AF JROTC / Direct Appointment
    4) kitkatz30 / DS / No LOA / 02-Dec-2017 / Accepting / FL / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    5) maxmck1 / Self / No LOA / 02-Dec-2017 / Accepted / CA / Presidential / Direct Appointment
    6) wvfalconer / DS / LOA / 12-Dec-2017 / Accepted / WV / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    7) billberna / DS / No LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / FL / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    8) herc99 / Self / No LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / GA / Presidential and Congressional / Direct Appointment
    9) USAFA#appDad / DS / No LOA / 23-Dec-2017 / Accepted / TX / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    10) polevaultmom / DD / LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / CA / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    11) Tex2022 / Self / LOA / 29-Dec-2017 / Undecided / TX / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    12) ServantoUSA/ Self / LOA / 03-Jan-2018 / Undecided / NY / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    13) McGNJ / DS / LOA / 05-Jan-2018 / Accepting/ NJ / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    14) Vaquero/Grandson/LOA/05-Jan-2018/Undecided/AZ Congressional/Direct Appointment
    15) rtbabby / Self / LOA / 05-Jan-2018 / Accepted/ CO / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    16) runningandjumping / DS / No LOA / 24-Dec-2017 / Accepted / TN / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    17) GoldWinger / DD / LOA / 06-Jan-2018 / Undecided / TX / Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional / Direct Appointment
    18) proudafparent / DD / No LOA / 07-Dec-2017 / Undecided / CO / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    19) maydayjimmy / Self / No LOA / 10-Jan-2018 /Accepting / MI / Congressional and Senatorial / Direct Appointment
    20) puggyusa / DD / LOA / 16-Jan-2018 / Accepted / VA / Congressional and Senatorial / Direct Appointment
    21) VDI / Self / LOA / 19-Jan-18 / Undecided / MN / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    22) Bracken / DD / 19-Jan-18 / Accepted / MN / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    23) caesar4k / Self / LOA / 18-Dec-2017 / Accepted / OR / Congressional / Direct Appointment
    24) DiRubbs12 / Self / LOA / 01-Dec-2017 / Accepted / NY / Congressional and Senatorial / Direct Appointment