Archive for November 2013

Congressional Nomination Turned into Congressman Paul Cooks Office

Dropping off nomination at Congressman Cooks office in Yucaipa.

I just got home today, from my Naval Academy 4 day visit. It was a great time and learned a lot about the Air Force Academy. However, it was cold all 4 days, the temperature during the football game last night was 13 degrees.

I will be posting pictures of the trip, on my blog.

Today is a huge day.

I came straight home from the airport and went to Congressman Paul Cooks office to turn in my congressional nomination package. It is one of the single most important things to do while applying for the academy, without, the nomination you cannot be accepted to any academy.

The only other nomination I need to finish is the Vice-President nomination.

This was my congressional nomination package.

This was my congressional nomination package.

Dropping off nomination at Congressman Cooks office in Yucaipa.

Dropping off nomination at Congressman Cooks office in Yucaipa.

Air Force Academy Pictures from my visit

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Here was just few of the pictures I took at the Air Force Academy during my visit.

Air Force Academy Day 2

Air Force Academy in Snow

Today is Day 2 at Air Force Academy. People here are great and chill. So this is short post because I have no WIFI here, I just got internet access for a few minutes. Looking forward to cold football game tomorrow, Air Force vs San Diego State. It is supposed to Snow.

Air Force Academy in Snow

Air Force Academy in Snow

Navy ROTC Interview

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I had my Navy ROTC interview this evening with LTJG Gomez. It was couple hours long and went pretty good. He said something that made me think. He said one of my best qualities is how “humble” I am. However, he said if I am planning on having a military career I need to be able to be able to talk about my accomplishments and achievements. It was great learning experience.

Now time to get home and pack my clothes. I am leaving for the Air Force Academy for 4 days in morning.

Navy ROTC Interview with LTJG Gomez.

Navy ROTC Interview with LTJG Gomez.

Yucaipa City Council and Court of Honor

Andrew being introduced to City of Yucaipa Council Member and Mayor Hoyt

It was a busy day today. Right after school I had to attend Yucaipa City Council meeting I was going to be introduced to the City Council as of the Youth Representatives that was appointed to the Youth Advisory Group. This could be the start to my future political career. I think Andrew Samaniego, Mayor of Yucaipa has a nice ring.

After I finished my meeting at City Council I rushed to Boys Scout Troop 11 Winter Court of Honor. I MC the final court of honor for the year where recognize rank advancements, merit badges, and we even had the troop elections for our next Senior Patrol Leader.

I was awarded my Silver Bronze Award and received 4 merit badges.

Redlands Daily Facts Newspaper – Our Town Section

Samaniego In our local paper November 10, 2013

I saw this in the Redlands Daily Facts. Last Tuesday, it always nice to see someone recognize some of your accomplishments.

Samaniego In our local paper November 10, 2013

Samaniego In our local paper November 10, 2013

 

Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer Visits Boy Scout Troop 11 in Redlands

Mr. Riojas, Blue and Gold Officer speaking at Naval Academy opportunites

I have been the Senior Patrol Leader for the last year of Redlands Troop 11, and my term is coming to the end soon.

Tonight was my last “regular” meeting. The only meetings left for the year is the court of honor next week and Christmas party in December.

I will miss our meeting on Nov 20th, because I will be at the Air Force Academy.

The one thing I wanted to do for my last meeting was bring in my, Blue and Gold Officer, Mr. Riojas from the Naval Academy to talk about what a great opportunity that not only Naval Academy has but the other service academies. He spoke about the ROTC scholarship opportunities and even Officer Candidate School.

He talked about the scouting program and what a great leadership program we have and how much the service academies like the scouting program.

If even one scout takes that information and changes their life it will be a great thing!

Here a couple pictures from our meeting.

 

Local Senior Stays Busy on His Way To Military Career

Andrew Samaniego - Yucaipa News Mirror
Andrew Samaniego - Yucaipa News Mirror

Andrew Samaniego – Yucaipa News Mirror