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Academy Bound
Feb 7, 2012

Posted on 02/07/2012 6:55:10 PM PST by BulletBobCo

Our son, Logan, received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy today!


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: airforce; usafa

1 posted on 02/07/2012 6:55:16 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

My son and daughter peacefully sleep well in their beds every night because of men like your son. Congrats and God bless. You have raised a wonderful son.


2 posted on 02/07/2012 6:59:25 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations! You must be so proud, you also must be great parents!


3 posted on 02/07/2012 7:02:11 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations!! That’s not an easy task to accomplish, and even harder still once he’s there. I wish him all the best! Effective time management is ultra-critical there.

Although I have no affiliation with USAFA, I have become an avid fan of the place. I knew several young men who went there (and graduated!) and they were top-notch kids.

Again, congrats!


4 posted on 02/07/2012 7:03:27 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Congrats! It’s a superb school, and your son will be much the richer for the experience.


5 posted on 02/07/2012 7:04:40 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: BulletBobCo

Congrats! (could have been Annapolis...sigh...)!


6 posted on 02/07/2012 7:06:54 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: BulletBobCo

You must be proud! That’s quite an achievement! Congratulations to you and your son!


7 posted on 02/07/2012 7:06:54 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: BulletBobCo
Excellent!

CONGRATS!

8 posted on 02/07/2012 7:07:10 PM PST by traditional1 (Stay thirsty, my friends.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations to your son. He will miss my daughter— she graduates in May.


9 posted on 02/07/2012 7:07:29 PM PST by wfu_deacons
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To: BulletBobCo

Congrats to Logan and his very proud parents!


10 posted on 02/07/2012 7:07:44 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: FamiliarFace

Thanks. This year the Academy is only offering 1050 appointments instead of the normal 1300-1400, so this year the competition is brutal. We live 70 miles from the Academy so now I’m going to be looking into season Falcon football tickets.


11 posted on 02/07/2012 7:09:09 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo
Congratulations on his achievement; and on behalf of all Coloradans, Welcome!
12 posted on 02/07/2012 7:09:40 PM PST by mountainbunny (Seamus Sez: "Good dogs don't let their masters vote for Mitt!")
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations! You deserve to be justly proud.

I’m on a podunk dirt road in New Mexico about three miles from the 17th century, and when our neighbor’s son was admitted to West Point we had a party that most Roman Emperors couldn’t match!

America lives in such young men!


13 posted on 02/07/2012 7:10:54 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: wfu_deacons

Congratulations to your daughter! What are her plans?


14 posted on 02/07/2012 7:11:33 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

What a wonderful day in your life!

I will never forget the day the letter arrived from West Point that our son made it! It was my birthday, and what a scary but wonderful present.

His years there will be tough, and you will be needed to support him in his endeavor. But, be proud that he qualified, and that he is brave enough to take on this duty to serve us all.

Sometimes our kids just surpass all our expectations, and amaze us all. We do out best as parents, but never know whether our best is good enough. Every once in awhile, we, as parents, get lucky, and are blessed with watching our sons/daughters succeed beyond our highest hopes.

Enjoy these next four years as best you can. There will be some hard times, for the Academies really test them to the breaking point, but they will surprise you, if they are motivated.

Praying for you, fellow parent, for I know what it is like to give a beloved child up to the military academies, and totally lose control. Both a proud, but also a very scary time.


15 posted on 02/07/2012 7:12:51 PM PST by jacquej
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To: BulletBobCo
Congratulations!
My favorite non-pilot OIC was an academy grad!
16 posted on 02/07/2012 7:16:18 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: jacquej

Thanks. What they say is true. This is a roller coster ride that does not stop. His Liason Officer told us to wrap him in bubblewrap until he starts Basic Cadet Training the end of June.


17 posted on 02/07/2012 7:18:12 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

As an afterthought, does he know that the rivalry between the three wonderful military academies will earn him a nickname?

All of us USMA parents will now call you “zoomie parents”, like we call the Navy cadets, “squids”. I am sure they both have insulting names for USMA, but being a good army mom, I totally forget what they might be.

(Just kidding, sort of. The rivalry matters, until everyone graduates, ::I think::)


18 posted on 02/07/2012 7:19:27 PM PST by jacquej
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To: BulletBobCo
Congratulations to both of you.
19 posted on 02/07/2012 7:20:29 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Mazes tov!


20 posted on 02/07/2012 7:23:20 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: BulletBobCo

She will be attending medical school and that has been an emotional roller-coaster ride as well.

If you have any questions, I can get her to answer them. We are somewhat of a service academy family. I graduated from the Naval Academy 30 years ago. My oldest son graduated from the Naval Academy in 2010— he left for sea about 3 weeks ago. Youngest son is considering an academy as well.

Good luck to your son.


21 posted on 02/07/2012 7:26:13 PM PST by wfu_deacons
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations!
How proud you must be..I am grateful for him and all who serve our country.


22 posted on 02/07/2012 7:29:15 PM PST by MEG33 (Support Free Republic Today!)
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To: jacquej

There is no such thing as a Navy cadet, they are “Midshipmen”. Midshipmen call Army cadets “Woops” (or did 30 years ago). Air Force cadets are “Zoomies”.


23 posted on 02/07/2012 7:30:37 PM PST by wfu_deacons
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To: BulletBobCo

Outstanding!

I’ve actually been to that place, as a small child on vacation up in Calorado. My old daddy was AF and took us through there.

Good on your son, I am humbled by his service and wish him all the best.


24 posted on 02/07/2012 7:32:51 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: BulletBobCo
Congratulations,

My son went through OTS last spring and is in Primary Jet training now. It is awesome to be a parent and watch these “kids” become officers, pilots and warriors.

Hope there is an Air Force left when your son graduates! I pray that if we need them, we use them right! There is a military threat coming that Hussein is dismantling us for.

Oldplayer

25 posted on 02/07/2012 7:36:52 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations! I’ve visited the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and it is such a beautiful campus. Love the Chapel. The mountain view through the stained glass windows is gorgeous.

I’m sure you are very proud of your son!


26 posted on 02/07/2012 7:39:37 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: wfu_deacons

Well, you do know that USMA thinks the “midshipmen” are lousy at marching, and all sorts of other “ground-pounding” skills! (friendly sarcasm)

And USMA cadets do call Navy Midshipmen “squids”, or at least they did back in the 90s.

Maybe USMA cadets are called “grunts” or “ground pounders” by the other academies, not sure, really -

Anyway, keep the rivalry going! It is good for them to be proud of their specific talents, while working together after they graduate to serve us all.

We love each and every young man and woman who would endure the rigors of a military academy for four whole years of their young lives.

These young men and women give up the “fun” years, to get an education shoved down their throats, one nickel at a time, enduring hardships in training no other college kid would tolerate, so they will be prepared to defend our way of life, while the clueless among us would piss it all away for endless deficits and robbing Peter to pay Paul.

We owe any young man or woman who would endure the rigors of four years in ones of our military academies our endless gratitude.


27 posted on 02/07/2012 7:52:51 PM PST by jacquej
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations to Logan and to you, his parents, who shaped his obviously outstanding character. It isn’t easy to accomplish that in today’s evil world.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 7:53:51 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: BulletBobCo

Congrats and tell your son welcome to the long blue line.

Tom
USAFA ‘76


29 posted on 02/07/2012 8:01:03 PM PST by affan76
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To: jacquej

Marching isn’t taken seriously at the Naval Academy. When service selection occurs the “smarter” Midshipmen become pilots, submariners, ship drivers, etc. Those that are academically challenged but can march well, go into the Marines. Apparently, the administration at West Point selects the good marchers prior to entry to the Military Academy. Just kidding of course.

Actually, Midshipmen at the Naval Academy did not march at all until the 1920s. During plebe summer, Marine officers actually do stress marching but the skill is not subsequently emphasized.


30 posted on 02/07/2012 8:07:05 PM PST by wfu_deacons
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To: BulletBobCo

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
You and your wife have raised a fine young man.


31 posted on 02/07/2012 8:11:39 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: BulletBobCo

Awesome! Making the grade is one large milestone and getting accepted is another. My second son was looking at trying to get into the Air Force Academy, but his ACT/SAT combined was too low. He’s now looking trying to get an Air Force ROTC scholarship, but that’s not looking good for this next year either.
While my son is discouraged, he’s not out of the fight yet. He’s got his college acceptance and he’s got a plan. Now he is going to work the plan until he succeeds.
As a side note, which I’m sure you and your son has been told over and over, but it is still true...

One second at a time, one event at a time, one day at a time. Don’t think about everything that you think you need to do for the week or year or what it will take to graduate. Just focus on the now. Always push on. NEVER give up/surrender.


32 posted on 02/07/2012 8:22:39 PM PST by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: BulletBobCo

That is such wonderful news. What a great family you have. Congratulations to your son.


33 posted on 02/07/2012 8:54:16 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's poses)
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To: BulletBobCo

Congrats!! What an honor. May he work hard and do well.


34 posted on 02/07/2012 8:58:14 PM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
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To: BulletBobCo

Sincere congratulations.


35 posted on 02/07/2012 9:35:08 PM PST by tunedin
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations to your son and a joyful “WELL DONE” to his hard working parents.


36 posted on 02/07/2012 9:43:46 PM PST by brothers4thID (Death had to take him sleeping, else he would have put up a fight.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations.

Blessings be on him.


37 posted on 02/07/2012 9:58:31 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: US Navy Vet

USAFA IS # 1 . Congrats that is so wonderfull.


38 posted on 02/07/2012 10:04:26 PM PST by Billk
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To: US Navy Vet
USAFA IS # 1 . Congrats that is so wonderfull.
39 posted on 02/07/2012 10:05:44 PM PST by Billk
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To: BulletBobCo
Lived there as an AF brat, now have kin going there. Mazel Tov!!! It's a great place to live, and to visit.

When you visit, take in Garden of the Gods and the Flying W Ranch. Pike's Peak, too, but take a barf bag, as the road is rather twisty.

40 posted on 02/07/2012 10:39:40 PM PST by Othniel (No, I don't have a plan. And that scares you to death, doesn't it???)
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To: BulletBobCo

Congratulations to you and your son. He’s in for quite an experience; a very valuable one.

RightOnline (USAFA, Class of ‘77)


41 posted on 02/08/2012 12:36:30 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: BulletBobCo

Definitely do the football tickets! I’m a big fan of the Falcons, and if you want to tailgate, I can put you in touch with those who put together what is said to be the best tailgate west of the Mississippi. Though I have never been to a game at Falcon stadium, it’s on my bucket list. PM me for more details about the tailgating if you’re interested.


42 posted on 02/08/2012 5:30:58 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: BulletBobCo
Congrats...

I remember the days when it was still the New Dorm. Best wishes to him.

43 posted on 02/08/2012 6:45:09 AM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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