Cape Hatteras, NC Appointment

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  1. mom

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    :smile: Our son received a large envelope in the mail today!!!! Took the envelope to school and my husband and I pulled him out of class. For as long as I live I will always remember the look on his face! He already called and accepted his appointment! So very proud of him. Wish everyone else speedy letters. Go Bears!
     
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    Sitting here so proud of our son. He's wanted this since middle school and his dreams are coming true. So proud that he's reaching his dreams, so proud that he's chosen to serve his country, proud to be his Mom. However, this is bitter sweet. Cannot believe that 18 years have gone by in the blink of an eye. Can't believe that after June 28th, he's gone, the little boy is gone, to be replaced by a man of service. Hopefully the tears will stop soon. God bless him and the class of 1014!
     
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    Congrats to Mom and son. Yes it is a bittersweet time for you but the pride will overcome all the tears. Just be sure to bring a lot of tissues to R-day. :eek:
     
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    Congratulations!:thumb: I still remember two years ago - my D got the envelope and drove 40 miles and pulled me out of work and yes, I also remember the look on her face :biggrin:. Looking forward to having her back home in NC for a few weeks (she didn't make it home for T-giving) her last exam was this morning and she flies home this afternoon!
     
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    And, maybe your son will be aboard Eagle and you can drive down to Wilmington to see him this summer Aug 6-9! Looks like Miami, Savannah, Wilmington and back to New London for Class of 2014. Though you won't know what 'week' your cadet will be assigned until close to R day (when they get their Swab Summer company assignments) there is a good chance you may see him (and if not it's always fun to come down and take pictures to share with West Coast parents who may not be available to visit their cadet!)

    http://www.cga.edu/display.aspx?id=11409
     
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    mom, seems my son was chatting with your son about 2 hours ago on the class of 2014 facebook page, we're near Fayetteville NC. Heard of any more from NC?

    I was at the high school today as a volunteer and it hit me, his time there is coming to a close. Seems I have been there at least 2-3 times a week between our two children for the last 4 years watching a ball game, watching practice, hearing a band concert, judging a science fairs/senior project presentations or something. Not having one on the football field here (other child is female so I still get to have two more years of v-ball,b-ball and track!!!) is going to be strange after 7+ years of football!
     
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    Thank you so much for letting me know about the ports for the Eagle!!! You can be sure that we will be there taking lots of pictures for everyone!!! This is such an exciting time for all! Cannot wait!!! :)

    Sandhill, I believe Zach said that he know of 3 from North Carolina beside him. Don't remember where the others live. He was so excited this morning talking about chatting with his future classmates! Is your son going to play football for the Bears? Zach is thinking about it. Looking forward to meeting the parents of class 2014! Go Bears!
     
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    Mom, Congratulations. I can hear your tone in this writing that you are so proud of your son. A very hearty congrats to him, and tell him thank you for desiring to serve the people of this great nation. -officer
     
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    Officer, Thank you so much! I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing about this! He is such a remarkable young man! So excited for him and this next challenge. This is what he's been dreaming about since 5th grade! I'll make sure and tell him of your kind words! Thanks again, Mom
     
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    Mom,

    Son said he'd really like to if he could, but I've not sure how it's done at USCGA (do the coaches talk with and select the incoming players, do they try out, or what) so I don't know where he stands. I've not asked too many questions about that part, he usually tells us eventually what's going on. It's hard to not bug him with questions about things, but he's soon going to be his own man and I know we've got to start stepping down from our role in his life and finding what our new role needs to be to support him in a manner that is best for him. BUT, even with that said, if he does not play, we're still very pround. If he does play, I guess I'll be racking up some frequent flyer miles or either Amtrak bonus miles.

    Also, son read on the c/o 2014 facebook it seems to be 5 from NC so far. They are scattered around a bit with yours only one on coast so far.
     
  11. bossf51

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    If he indicated interest in and background of playing football in high school it's likely he will be invited to join the team. I don't think they "cut" players per se...there are nearly 100 on the team. It's more a matter of how much effort they want to put into it, how their academics go, etc.

    My son was originally slate to play football but after 9 years of Pop Warner and high school he was ready for a change...he switched over to crew and really enjoyed it and did well.

    Your boy will have to choose some kind of sporting activity for the mandatory 4-6 pm sports period. He will be given the chance over swab summer to meet with coaches and players from various teams and then he can make a choice. You're right he has to make the choice himself. I was disappointed when my son didn't play football but crew turned out to a great sport which we really enjoyed following during his time at the Academy.

    In any case, congratulations and good luck!:biggrin:
     
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    i want to play baseball. but i also think i would like to try the boxing team. i dont think there are to many sports i don't want to play :rolleyes:
     
  13. bossf51

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    Baseball is a little tougher to make as they have to limit the roster for obvious reasons. Boxing is wide-open and really big right now. They recently had some fight cards at the Academy and a couple of the cadets have done really well in the nationals.:cool:
     
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    sounds good to me. i am currently a black belt in kickboxing
     

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