I just wanted to wish all the cadets shipping out this summer the best of luck and hope they have some fantastic experiences. My son is at Maine Maritime and as a sophomore will be shipping with Military Sealift Command (MSC) on the USNS Mercy. It's a 800'+ hospital ship on a humanitarian aid mission. He will board the ship in Pearl Harbor and travel to Guam, Indonesian, Phillapines, Vietnam and Cambodia. There are several volunteers on board providing medical services during this campaign. It's amazing to me the opportunities that are available to the maritime and senior military cadets. My other son will be attending Norwich University this fall and he is extremely excited about this opportunity. He was denied enrollment last year, work extremely hard this year and reapplied. In many ways I'm glad he was not accepted last year because it showed both me and him that determination can take you a long way. I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of this community through both choices that my sons have made.