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LizC
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I'm a senior, but when I graduate I'll only be 17, so I'm going to go to community college for a year while I apply to school so when I get into them, I'll be 18.

My #1 choice is the Air Force Academy in Colorado; I've spent my entire time in high school preparing for a shot at placement after I graduate. I have other choices, but I'm pretty confident about getting in. But I was wondering if there are any other ladies on here who are planning to or have graduated(or are attending) a service academy here in the US? What's your experience been like? How do you feel about it? Dudes, if you have something to share, I'd love to hear it too. I've yet to actually get to talk with someone who's actually been to any of the academies, outside of my ALO, and that was more physical/technical stuff.

I'm a little worried about going in at 18 and not coming out again 'till I'm 22. I know you get leave and such, but you still spent the majority of those four years in a military school. I like structure and I enjoy school, so I'm not worried about either of those, but I do wonder about the things I might "miss out" on compared to a traditional college or university. I really worry because I've been very isolated growing up; homeschooled, no relationships to speak of, etc. so when it comes to social development, I'm behind my age group, typically. I want to experience everything, good and bad, and get some life experience, but I'm a little scared that going into the Academy will just be postponing that development even more.

So, yeah, share your stories, give me some encouragement (pleaaaaseee? *puppy eyes*), frolic, what have you. I just want to see if there are others out there who are in a similar boat.

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