Welcome to St. Louis. I live here now but am headed to DC after the academy . I know the manager of your airport. Good guy if you ever get to know him. He actually used to be a controller. If you have any questions about the city let me know. I know the city can seem kinda wierd to someone who is not from here.Hey I am at STL tower now. I am an OTS finished the academy at the end of August and have checked out through the D2 step already. I can honestly say you are coming to a great working environment (for now, our current ATM is leaving which might change things some). There are a lot of FPL's and they are all willing to help you out and teach you whatever they can. Traffic is way down so there is time to learn but that kind of sucks because we will be moving lower than a 9 guaranteed (that is when they lift the moratorium on doing so). I moved here from Atlanta and boy am I glad I didn't get that the wash out rate is high something like 98% and they don't have any time to train at all. You will get trained at STL and have plenty of time on position. Good luck at the academy see you soon.