c/o 2019 Appointees

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  1. d22

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    Passing along some advice that was handed out last year: Lock down your social media; detailers will be looking.
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    do they have our names or something? Never thought they would access to or time to do that
     
  3. 2018midmom

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    Twitter, etc #USNA19 is a great place to find you! Redact all personal info from pics posted on all social media. Carefully consider new friend requests. They look for the newbies it's part of their fun so just be aware. Under the radar is where you want to be.
     
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  4. mdn18

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    Absolutely amazing. Just typed in 'USNA19' on Twitter as suggested by 2018midmom and there's a girl that posted an actual picture of her nomination letter from her MoC, w/ her full name and address completely visible.

    Ok just found 5 more like this too. Maybe our "best and brightest" aren't being appointed...?
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    You have got to be kidding me, right? They have their name AND address posted for anyone to see? I guess common sense isn't so common.
     
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  6. mdn18

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    Yep. HD pictures of nomination letters, appointments, etc. Some girl screenshotted her initial candidate email (... why? o_O) from June. More sad than funny, really. Same thing happened last year.

    See for yourself.

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/usna19
     
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  7. d22

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    Does anyone recall the tweet that brought a lot of unwanted attention to that plebe?
     
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    Think there was some boasting about becoming seals or some such nonsense--big targets on their backs plebe summer. Plebes want to fly under the radar! Do not bring attention to yourself!
     
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  9. mdn18

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    I think I remember that. He posted a new picture of SEALs every day until I-Day.
     
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    I would think that someone would be checking into your social media posts before they presented you with a coveted appointment slot...
     
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    Wow looking at that twitter feed I can't believe some of these people. Posting their addresses, really haha!
     
  12. NavyHoops

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    You should never be posting personal info on social media, especially addresses! Posting a pic of yourself or I got appointed isn't that big of deal, it really won't raise attention to yourself. Its the folks who post ridiculous stuff. Last year some kid posted he was ready for his M-16 to be issued, the kids who say they are ready for combat or to be a SEAL. Just don't be ridiculous, that is the stuff that catches attention. Current Mids really do have better things to do, but when stupidity is posted it does spread around quickly to the Brigade.
     
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  13. GraniteStateDad

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    I have to admit as a proud father whose son got his LOA in December and Appointment in January, my wife and I are very excited and we have to try to chill.

    We are extremely proud of our son and to be part of the family who have gone through the same process. Social media (FB) has allowed us to connect to USNA Parents, a group for class of 2019 and a New England Parents group that is having a reception at the USS Constitution in Boston in June.

    We are extremely grateful to be able to share in our son's success and are looking forward to actively participating anyway we can for all the men and women we will met on July 1st.

    The point is that it is really easy to get caught up in the emotion. I even asked my son if it was OK if I purchased a new hat to wear around town trying not to make a big deal out of it.

    Appreciate the advice, my son is cool and is playing it low key so nothing on social media.

    I hope that the detailers don't take it out on him that his parents are a little crazy.
     
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    Understandable from proud parents :) I think the candidates need to be a bit more humble though lol!!
     
  15. 2018midmom

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    Don't tag posts-that eliminated a lot of the problem.
     
  16. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    GraniteStateDad...definitely acceptable to be proud. One thing I would recommend parents do is to consult with their kids on how boastful they want you to be (within reason). My pet peeve with my parents (and they know this) is introducing me to other individuals and saying something to the effect, "my son is a graduate of USNA." It is said with the utmost respect and in a non-boastful manner, however, I just don't like to perception that COULD come off, such as that USNA grads are much better than anyone else. Obviously, if someone asks or initiates where I went to college, that is a different story.
    Bottom line, sometimes your DS/DD might want you to be humble and I would respect their right.
     
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    Dear GraniteStateDad--be proud, but let you DS guide you in his comfort level of your boasting. As a plebe mom I have my USNA tee shirts, hats, and jewlery, my son made me remove the bumper sticker though. Get to know parents in the local parents group. I find we can connect and understand things about each other that non-SA parents just don't get!
     
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  18. GraniteStateDad

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    Wife gave me the best advice (as usual) he will never know what we do with parents groups he is going to be too busy, stay cool and don't talk about it around him. So that us what I am going to do.. with my new hat on!
     
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    Oh my goodness! Look at the nomination letter posted by one of the individuals. The nomination letter from the Congressman's office states "Only a select few students apply for a nomination to the United States Naval Academy, and even fewer receive a nomination." :rolleyes:
     
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    Hope this works. If not check Youtube for "How great my son is". All you 2019 parents might enjoy it as much as I did last year. Was like looking in a mirror. Didn't like what I saw!!
     
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