Hello, I am a parent of a 2014 USAFA Cadet and I am the membership director for the National Capital Area (Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC) Parents Club. This year it is going to be a challenge getting the word out to appointees parents about the Parents Clubs. First of all, the parent's club liaison at USAFA retired and her replacement won't be starting until May or so. Secondly, the bulk of the appointments are coming later than previous years. Considering the fact that the appointees will be leaving for USAFA in late June, that doesn't give much time for parents to get information and sign up with the parents clubs. I just wanted to say that I encourage appointees and their parents to contact the local Parents Club (the Parents Clubs cannot contact the families without the approval of the appointees-- which also can create a lag time for joining). The Clubs provide support and information that is invaluable. Please don't hesitate to pm me at if you are from the N. Va, DC or MD and would like information.