Hello all. WebHatter here.
Everything from today is up in the Galleries for BCT so check out each Squadrons perspective Galleries and even the BCT Cadre Gallery for you Cadre Parents out there! The Basics' had a very busy day. Acceptance Day Parade Practice this morning, their first Noon Meal Formation since coming back from Jacks yesterday, a Luncheon and an Award Ceremony for some of the Outstanding Basics' and Cadre from BCT 2.
From now until Tuesday morning things will be slightly quiet around here. So now you've got some time to look back over the Galleries from the summer and find pictures of your Basics' that you haven't found yet. Your (ALMOST) Cadet 4th Classmen are now in their transition to prepare for the Academic Year. We are all so proud of them for their accomplishments over the course of this summer. We can't wait to see them on Tuesday in their Blues all classy looking (weather permitting).
We hope you all have a great rest of your weekend! See you on the Parade Field for Acceptance Day!
After Acceptance Day practice, all Basics transited to the Commandant's Luncheon. During lunch was the 2nd BCT Awards Ceremony where members of the head table awarded Outstanding Basic Cadets, Cadres, and Squadron! Below is a list and pictures of the winners.
Outstanding Basic Cadets:
Aggressors- Basic Hinz
Barbarians- Basic Coxen
Cobras- Basic Rossillon
Demons- Basic Klein
Executioners- Basic Palmer
Flying Tigers- Basic Matthews
Guts- Basic Henry
Hellcats- Basic George
Outstanding Element Leader:
Outstanding Flight Commander:
Outstanding Squadron Staff:
Outstanding Operations Support:
Outstanding Group Staff:
Outstanding Course Staff:
Outstanding Squadron Commander:
BCT Outstanding Squadron:
This morning all of the Basics formed up on the Stillman Field to practice the March On and Oath for Tuesday (Acceptance Day). They ran through the program three times and at the end they could probably do it with their eyes closed. Can't wait to see them in their blues on Tuesday!
Hello all, WebHatter here.
To all WebFamilies who might try to download high resolution pictures off of our website. We had a base wide power outage and our servers are down. So if you are getting an error page/message once you click on the download button. Whether it is for BCT, Prep or anything else. This is why. Once the servers are rebooted and power is back on, all should be well. Please let us know if you have any issues once the servers are back up. Thank you all for your understanding!
UPDATE. Looks like all has been restored. Enjoy your evening!
THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER!
Congratulations to Nancy A from California!
The answer was 19 Supers. The first was Lt. Gen Hubert Harmon and the current is Lt. Gen Michelle Johnson.
To celebrate the basics making it through Jacks, how about we have a contest!
The first person to call (719)-247-8700 and tell us how many superintendents USAFA has had and who the first and current superintendents are will win a prize!
All of the photos for the March out of Jacks/BCT 2 are up in their respective squadron galleries, so check them out!
The Basics' are well on their way up to the Academy grounds.
Pictures are starting to go up for the March Out so check out the Galleries for pictures!
This will be the only thing we are covering today for BCT, tomorrow we will be covering the A-Day Parade Practice, NMF (Noon Meal Formation) and the Luncheon/2nd BCT Award Ceramony.
Hope you all have a great afternoon.
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Since today is a Webguy down day for BCT photos, I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you about some exciting things that are coming up. First, of course is Acceptance Day. The march-on is at 0900, but there will be some cool demonstrations by the airmanship programs prior to the parade. The bleachers are typically not completely filled on A-Day but you should still plan to arrive early. The North Gate entrance will open at 7:00am to accommodate parade visitors. Parking will be at the field house with busses from there up to Stillman Parade Field.
The honor oath will be administered during the parade ceremony. After the Class of 19' is accepted into the Wing and has joined them, the oath will be given. Right after the Wing is dismissed by the Fall Cadet Wing Commander, the shoulder board ceremony will take place on Stillman field. Families have historically been invited on to the field to observe the shoulder board ceremonies, so wear good walking shoes. We will have full WebGuy parade coverage.
Here is the official word from the Commandantâ€™s office regarding release of Fourth-class cadets. â€śFourth-class cadets will be released from 1100-1250 to visit with family/guests and may eat anywhere ON BASE. Non-cadet guests MUST pay $5.55 to eat at Mitchell Hall. The Mitchell hall meal will be buffet from 1100-1250.My personal recommendation about bringing stuff (other than lunch) for your cadet on A-Day is unless they have asked for something specific, wait till Parents Weekend.
The next big event on our calendar (and yours) is Parentâ€™s Weekend. Click HERE for a link to the schedule of events from 2-7 September. One event you should not miss if you are the parent of a 4th Class Cadet is the Orientation to be held on Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:00pm in Arnold Hall. This is a great opportunity for new cadet parents to get an overview of USAFA programs from senior staff, including the Superintendent, Commandant of Cadets, Dean of the Faculty, Athletic Director and Admissions Director. Q&A session will follow presentations. All cadet parents/guests are welcome to attend. This event is a first and if you can make it, definitely something not to be missed. Click HERE for a link to the Academy's Parent's Weekend registration page.
We have traditionally held the â€śWebGuy Socialâ€ť on Thursday evening following the Parent Presidentâ€™s Conference. Because of the Orientation and also due to enhanced security on base this year which makes it very difficult for folks without a DoD ID to get to Doolittle Hall on Thursday, we have had a change in plans. We have moved the WebGuy Social/Meet & Greet to Friday. We hope you will come by the Oasis in Sijan Hall between 10AM and 2PM to meet Webguy. More info will be coming your way between now and Parents Weekend. I just wanted to make sure you put both Parents Weekend events on your calendar.
Tomorrow we will be out in force for the March Back from Jackâ€™s Valley.
Till then, have a great evening.
Here is an update on the Jack's Valley March Back tomorrow morning. This is a change from an earlier post yesterday.
North gate will open to visitors at 0730. They should proceed to the Field House parking lot; we estimate that North Gate Blvd/Parade Loop will close around 0900-0915 (once the formation passes out of the west JV gate).