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     One day I decided to look at the college review section on the Teen Ink website for information about schools I could attend. I was looking for service academies in particular. The review by Ryan M. about the Air Force Academy really caught my eye (especially since I am craving a future as a fighter pilot).

As I scanned the well-written article, I discovered that this is not your ordinary college. It is a place built to help us extend our limits beyond those of average human beings.

Excitedly I dashed to the school’s website to sign up for information and to look for opportunities to get an insider’s account of this amazing establishment. About two days ago I received a packet of information and I was mesmerized. I knew that this was the place for me, the place that I truly wanted to go. I am now doing all I can to help my chances of getting into the Academy. Even though I am only a high school freshman, I believe that when the time comes to apply, I will be ready.


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Patrick10 said...
Dec. 2, 2009 at 10:59 am:
Hey Brandon, I have to the interest as you do and I'm going to give you a tip... There is a program called the CAP that is the Air Force Auxilary. Its a program that teaches cadets between the age of 12 to 18 the life of the military and the fundamentals that go with it. I would strongley advise you to vist their web page at gocivilairpatrol .com or google it. Im in it and it has changed my life. Best of luck to you. PS... gave good grades and try to be in a school sport.
 
Heidi S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 10:05 am :
I couldn't agree more with Patrick10--look into the Civil Air Patrol. It's an incredible program, and USAFA admissions look very favorably upon it. CAP gives you exceptional leverage in regards to applying, especially if you attain your Mitchell Award (the promotion to cadet second lieutenant, which takes about a year and a half to two years to attain). Good luck!
 
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