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  • Proud Dad Announcement!! Whoo hoo!!

    Judd just found out he has been offered an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy! He got his congressional nomination a week ago and just got his official notification. Dang, I am busting!

    He has also applied to the U.S. Air Force Academy (where my other son Jake is currently a junior) and that still remains his #1 choice. He may not hear from USAFA for a couple of months though. Jake did not find out until March 28th. To find out this early in the process is pretty dang nice, and indicative of what a competitive candidate he is.

    Guess we need to get cracking on that Galaxie!

    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
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  • #2
    congratulations!
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • #3
      So good to hear that! Judd's parents must have done something right as did he.

      Dan

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      • #4
        Congrats , great news !
        Previously HoosierL98GTA

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        • #5
          Very Cool!
          Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
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          • #6
            Congratulations Judd! Please remember that AF wings are made of lead, but, Navy wings are made of GOLD!
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            Patrick & Tammy
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            • #7
              Awesome news my son is a 96 grad currently a commander teaching at the academy.
              Solutions are often obvious once you get the questions right.

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              • #8
                thats awesome!!
                congradulations.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by happy39 View Post
                  Awesome news my son is a 96 grad currently a commander teaching at the academy.
                  That does he teach? Judd currently thinks mechanical engineering is what he wants to pursue.

                  Judd also just got a call from one of our Senators saying they nominated him for USAFA.

                  (An applicant must have a nomination from a Senator or your US Representative in order to get a appointment from an academy. Either one can only have 5 cadets per academy at one time so an additional nomination definitely increases Judd's chances of receiving an appointment.)
                  Last edited by BBR; December 22, 2021, 06:51 PM.
                  Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                  1969 Galaxie 500 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...69-galaxie-500
                  1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
                  1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                  1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                  1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                  • #10
                    Congrats, Go Air Force!!!!

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                    • #11
                      His phd is.in mechanical engineering. He teaches various classes there depending on need.
                      Solutions are often obvious once you get the questions right.

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                      • #12
                        Outstanding!
                        Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
                        HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


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                        • #13
                          Very impressive .. that's a huge accomplishment, congratulations !

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BBR View Post

                            That does he teach? Judd currently thinks mechanical engineering is what he wants to pursue.

                            Judd also just got a call from one of our Senators saying they nominated him for USAFA.

                            (An applicant must have a nomination from a Senator or your US Representative in order to get a appointment from an academy. Either one can only have 5 cadets per academy at one time so an additional nomination definitely increases Judd's chances of receiving an appointment.)
                            Wow, that's cool.

                            Nice to learn more about your system. (from a Canadian)
                            Last edited by Teddyzee; December 23, 2021, 06:35 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Teddyzee View Post

                              Wow, that's cool.

                              Nice to learn more about your system. (from a Canadian)
                              The acceptance rate for USAFA, USNA and West Point is around 9%. Each class is usually around 1300 kids, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. Factor in that many of the kids are recruited athletes (football, baseball, basketball, fencing, swimming, diving, gymnastics, precision shooting etc etc), you can see that the available slots for kids like Judd can be very hard to come by. Each academy has it's own, somewhat lengthy admissions process. Each applicant must pass the DODMERB medical exam and also complete a timed candidate fitness exam (run, pushups, pull ups, sit ups, etc). Then each congress member has their own application and interview process. Judd applied to both state senators and our representative, so he had three additional applications to complete, each with multiple essays. The process is much more involved than applying to a traditional university. He applied to Texas A&M and was accepted there like the next week.
                              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                              1969 Galaxie 500 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...69-galaxie-500
                              1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
                              1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                              1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                              1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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