C1C David W. Croft SSN XXX - XX - XXXX CS - 36, DFEE 18 August 1989 I was assigned to the Radar Test Facility at Tyndall AFB, Florida along with two other EE majors. I was tasked with modifying a program which controlled a microwave switcher. Most of my time was consumed in figuring out the intent of the original program and learning the programming language it was to be converted to, Turbo Pascal 5.0. I had just finished when it came time to leave. One exasperating problem I had was that the billeting office had cancelled my reservation. When I showed up I was placed in VAQs and told that the situation was merely temporary. After three weeks and a decision by the base commander, myself and four other cadets were moved to a downtown motel. I was pleased with the programming work and have since then purchased Turbo Pascal 5.5 for my own use. As for the people I worked with, they put my fears to rest about what they would demand of me once I graduated into a similar career field. I had opportunites to mingle with officers and enlisted personnel in office and social environments. I would recommend that sponsoring bases insure that daily transportation is provided for the cadets. I and one other cadet brought POVs and found them to be indispensable.
Furthermore, as cadets may arrive on dates other than their billeting reservations indicate, I would hope that their six-week reservations would remain valid until the status of the cadets is known.