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You are so proud: your son or daughter has been accepted to the United States Air Force Academy! The day arrives. You stay with your new cadet at Doolittle Hall until the very last minute. Then you must say goodbye, and your cadet walks away to begin inprocessing. You won't see your cadet again until Parents' Weekend.

What do you do now? You miss your "Doolie" already, and you know you're going to have so many questions as the days go by.

Most parents experience many emotions when their children leave home. As parents of cadets, you are very special. Your children are attending one of the finest institutions in America. They will enter the Academy as young adults, but after four years, they will emerge as officers of the United States Air Force.

Your children have left the nest ... how will you survive the four years?

There are more than 90 parents' clubs in the United States, with every state having representation. These clubs are, basically, support groups. The parents support each other -- and they support their cadets and the Academy. They're in charge of rumor control. They voice their opinions. They provide shoulders to lean on. They remain members, even though their cadets have long since graduated. They become lifetime friends.

As the parents' club liaison, we urge you to join the parents' club in your local area. For more information, please contact us.

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