Good Luck to Class of 2011

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  1. USNA69

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    I-Day is upon us. Good luck to all the candidates. Remember that umpteen thousands have successfully preceded you. No matter how bad it seems, it’s not the end of the world, time will pass. While packing, remember that there are probably only two things that are important to take, your sense of humor and your desire to be a team player. A quiet low key ability to see the humor in everything will take you far. Remember, none of it is personal. And in the long run, sometimes it is more important that your roommate looks good at a uniform inspection than you.

    The care packages are to make mom feel good. Let her do them. You will get fed. It may not be what mom cooks, but it will be plentiful and nutritious. You might as well get used to it. It will save you a lot of money over the next four years. And it will get you ready for the ward room on your first assignment. Don’t worry about who is planning to come to PPW. Let mom and dad have their way. You are going to want to sleep all weekend so it really doesn’t matter.

    Again, good luck.
     
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  2. Zaphod

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    Amen. :smile:
     
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    Yes, I join in with Zaphod and USNA69...

    To paraphrase the words of Tiny Tim of Dicken's fame:

    "God bless you,

    every one."
     
  4. USNA69

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    Hey, how many do we have sweating out the heat tomorrow.
    nurseypoo
    2011'smom
    NorthernCalMother
    Krypter

    Gotta be a bunch more.
     
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    I can't believe I'm saying this...but from the Army side of the house I wish you well. No really, I hope you have a great summer and academic year as well. I will see you at Army Navy this winter!!!:shake:


    Go Army!!! Beat Navy!!!
     
  6. Just_A_Mom

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    nurseypoo
    2011'smom - USAFA, I believe and they are tomorrow as well?
    NorthernCalMother
    Krypter
    Marine
    Whistle Pig
    Spidermom
    mdlrnc
    usna2011dad
    michdad
    AF6872
    EagleMom

    Good Luck to all Plebe's and parents!
     
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  7. USNA69

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    To paraphrase (very loosely)T S Eliot, in the case of Army football, they never have to leave out the bread crumbs because they never venture very far.
     
  8. Just_A_Mom

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    :topic: you are hijacking your own thread..................

    anyone else to add to the list?
     
  9. RetNavyHM

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    USAFA is Thursday...
     
  10. NorthernCalMother

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    How kind of you to remember who's here and sweating it out, USNA69. Thanks.

    NAPSters had to report in yesterday so son is in the Navy's hands while I am lurching around the streets of Annapolis, sniveling like a spoiled brat. Not as hot as I'd feared but tomorrow's supposed to be a cooker -- and weather.com predicts thundershowers starting @ 5:00 PM.

    Wonder what this might mean to Oath of Office ceremony and HugFest '07-for-'11s? I'm thinking Semper Slippery as well as Gumby.
     
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    One more:
    nurseypoo
    NorthernCalMother
    Krypter
    Marine
    Whistle Pig
    Spidermom
    mdlrnc
    usna2011dad
    michdad
    AF6872
    EagleMom
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    3 pm - it is bright sunshine and 86 deg in Annapolis and feels like 93 deg...... no t-storms in sight.
    Just took a peek on Google Earth and saw a bunch of plebes sweating bullets -- Mom's looking worried, grandparents looking worn out, Dad's trying to be brave..... all of "our" plebe's are looking strong though - they are all from Lake Wobegon! ...:wink: (just kidding)
     
  13. Zaphod

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    :ban:

    :biggrin:
     
  14. USNA69

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    ^^^^^^^ Nah, our job here is to curb youthful ignorance and help them.
     
  15. GreatAmerican

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    'I am ready'

    Class of 2011 starts careers today, prepares for Plebe Summer

    http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2007/06_27-11/NAV


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    Plebes leave Alumni Hall with their new gear and sporting their plebe summer uniforms during induction day at the United States Naval Academy Wednesday morning

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    Something just doesn't seem right about a Senior Chief bracing up a mid. Nothing to do with rank, but the respect which a Senior Chief has earned over the years. Kinda like seeing the Supt or Commandant doing the same.
     
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    Weather Report

    It's a "Feel Good" thing

    I was 20 miles north of Annapolis today and it was a furnace. I'm sure that the Plebes were not run too hard but the families that were stuck outside all day must be melted. We walked outside around 1300 today to go accross the street for lunch and had armpit stains down to our socks before we got to the other side.

    God bless all of the dripping family members. Good luck to all the class of 2011!
     
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    You mom's and dad's must be proud and rightly so. What awesome kids you have raised! Congratulations.

    Thanks to whoever posted the article link.
     
  19. GreatAmerican

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    Among the plebes, battle veterans

    Some members of the Naval Academy's new class find induction a relief after Iraq

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/ed...jun27,0,1707696.story?coll=bal-home-headlines


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    Plebe Leonard McGhie reaches for his reef points book during Induction Day at the Naval Academy.
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    Plebes watch a video about what it means to be in the Navy during Induction Day at the Naval Academy.
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    Squad Leader John Hesling stacks the plebes' bags containing their personal belongings during Induction Day at the Naval Academy.
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    Ensign Midshipmen Jordan White instructs a plebe how to properly address an officer during Induction Day at the Naval Academy.
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    Plebe Gaylan Greenwalt gets his hair cut during Induction Day at the Naval Academy. Greenwalt is an Oklahoma native and attended the Naval Academy Prep School.
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    Jonathan Longo, 18, says his goodbyes to his family before he goes through Induction Day at the Naval Academy.
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    Plebes hold their hats during drills at Induction Day
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    Plebes are shown the proper way to place their hats during Induction Day.
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  20. GreatAmerican

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    Additional I-Day Photos


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    Plebes watch a video about what it means to be in the Navy during Induction Day at the Naval Academy.
    (Sun photo by Mauricio Rubio)
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    Nicole Nester of Pennsylvania is fitted for a hat during I-Day Minus One, when enlisted sailors and Marines arrive for the start of plebe summer at the Naval Academy.
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    Christopher Wetly gets his hair cut during I-Day Minus One. Wetley hails from Charleston, N.C. and attended the Navy's Nuclear School before becoming a plebe.
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    Plebes are given instructions on properly tying their bags during I-Day Minus One when enlisted sailors and Marines arrive for the start of plebe summer at the Naval Academy.
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    Baltimore native Jerry Hauburger tries to memorize the Navy's Reef Points book as a part of I-Day Minus One, which is when enlisted sailors and Marines arrive for the start of plebe summer. Hauburger attended the Navy Academy Prep School before becoming a plebe.
    (Sun photo by Mauricio Rubio)
    Jun 26, 2007

     

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