Force Academy Day
will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the NC
National Guard near the RDU airport. The
day will be an open house type event. We
will have different topics set up in different rooms, and the attendees will
flow through each program at 30 minute intervals, based on their interest and
age level. The programs are as
Appointments: An Admissions Liaison Officer will present an overview of all
aspects of the admissions process, including the calendar of events in the
process and the criteria used to evaluate candidates’ applications.
Nominations: Unlike other civilian universities, the military academies
require a congressional nomination for entrance in addition to the appointment.
Representatives from several congressional staffs will be on hand to talk
about their individual processes and unique requirements.
Programs: Summer Scientific Seminar, and Sports Camps information will
be presented. Scientific programs
range from meteorology to aeronautical engineering.
Sports Camps are open to students 6th grade and up.
Your ALO: Every candidate is assigned an admissions liaison officer to
assist with the admissions process. These
officers are geographically assigned based on zip codes.
Find out who your representative is and discuss the interview with one or
Opportunities: USAFA is not the only route to an Air Force commission.
Air Force ROTC programs are in universities across the country and
provide an exceptional array of scholarship opportunities.
AFROTC representatives will be available to discuss how to apply for
those opportunities and the programs available at civilian universities.
Marine Academy: It is not widely known that graduates from the Merchant
Marine Academy, located in Long Island, NY, may choose a career in any of the
services. A representative will be
on site to discuss this additional option for acquiring an Air Force commission.
Videos and Basic Cadet Training
– This segment of the open house will focus on the various aspects of military
training provided at USAFA. Cadets
spend their first summer at Basic Cadet Training (BCT).
Then, throughout their four-year period at the Academy, they are involved
with other training, including flight instruction and jump instruction.
All of these experiences are captured on entertaining videos.
a Cadet: A current cadet from the Academy will be there to talk
candidly about what cadet life is really like.
Parents of cadets will be there also to answer parents’ questions and
Careers: Air Force officers will talk about their careers, such as
flying, navigating, engineering, and medicine.
Air Patrol: CAP is the Auxillary of the U.S. Air Force.
The CAP Cadet Program provides students with the opportunity to develop
leadership skills through their love of aviation.
Survival training, search and rescue, disaster relief, radio
communications, model rocketry, flight training, and leadership training are
just some of the activities.
Eagles: This program was created to get more people
interested in aviation. Pilots
donate their time and their plane expenses in order to educate people about
aviation opportunities and provide rides to as many students as possible at
various rallies around the state. Talk
with one of the field reps.
at RDU Airport -- Shuttles during the day to and from RDU.
Directions: Take Exit 285 from Interstate 40 (Morrisville – Airport
exit). This is Aviation Parkway.
Continue toward airport. Turn
right on the second hard surface road, which is National Guard Drive.
The NC National Guard is 1 mile past “Park n Ride #3”.
Major Sandy Willey at (919) 518-0784 for more details or questions.