Help.. Things for PS

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  1. Miidaangg

    Miidaangg Member

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    okay so i'm in the process of buying the things on the PTR packet list.
    I am trying to decide whether i should get all of these things sent to me or should i bring them along.
    for example the extra socks shirts and bras. i know i will need extra of the first and last.. should i send them or bring them on iday?
     
  2. xchefmike

    xchefmike Member

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    I can only answer from a guys point of view. My Son brought just a few extra pairs of underwear. It was put in a box and he never saw them til PPW. Still in the original wrappers.

    Fast forward to the end of this year. I picked him and all his stuff up for the summer break> (he was a block 0 cruise.. no Herndon for him) and ALL THE STUFF they gave him loaded up my Yukon Denali (think GMC suburban) to the roof top. You can show up with the clothes on your back and be just fine.
     
  3. Miidaangg

    Miidaangg Member

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    some are saying that i should bring everything because it is an order.. but idk?
    so should i just have them sent?
     
  4. MJOmom

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    Y'know, several parents who have been through the plebe year have commented on this subject. If the packet say to bring something, BRING IT ... it's a test. Can you follow orders? Written orders? How much tougher can it be? No guessing. just buy what's on the list. ... My son will report with everything on the list. It's simple. If you don't use it, if they take it away, so what? Maybe someday you can donate it to a charity. BUT you MAY need it ... Best to start out doing what they tell you ... because do you REALLY want someone in your face demanding that you explain WHY you chose NOT to bring what was clearly listed in the packet? That you knew better than the U.S. Naval Academy administrators? My son is not going there.
     
  5. gdesena

    gdesena USNA Midshipman

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    Because I agree with MJOMom, and I believe that this is an order to bring all this stuff, I will go ahead and bring it, but I have to express an opinion because I know I'm not the only one who has thought about it.

    Why would they give us a list of things to bring that we can't have? :confused: So, we need shirts, socks, undergarments, etc., but we don't get them until PPW?

    I must be missing something here.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    If you showed up with only the clothes on your body and your paperwork, you would be fine.

    I've never heard of them checking to see if you brought everything on the list - but maybe things are done differently today.

    Whatever you do, do NOT bring anything expensive that you can't afford to lose. It's not that people steal, it's that with 1200+ plebes arriving and everything being put in storage, things get lost, mixed up, etc. And thus you may not get your stuff back at the end of the summer.
     
  7. ENSmom

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    I sent my mid with all of the listed items and only the listed items, and he was happy to have them. During the summer, laundry did not always get back to him when expected, and he was happy to have the extra underwear that was indicated in the PTR packet. It gets hot and humid; watch for "black flag" days.

    I did send extra socks and underwear in his first care package, mailed on the way out of Annapolis on I day.

    If the orders are to bring the items, bring them. This is the military, and you do what is ordered, whether or not it makes sense to you.
    ENSmom
     
  8. mxschool08

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    Makes no difference what you buy or bring. I was very concerned about what to bring before my I-Day. Everything is issued. The extra stuff I bought became more of a burden than a blessing. It shouldnt be a point of concern. Bring everything on the list if you want. If you dont want to, then its not a big deal.
     
  9. aznarkarus

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    All of the additional clothing is recommended, not required. There isn't really a necessity of bringing anything that will be issued (except for shoes).

    Bring everything only if you want to be 110% on the safe side. :thumb:
     
  10. NYCUSNA2012

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    As a former plebe (Oh yea, Herndon) I can tell you, it is NOT a test to see if you can follow directions. If you bring it, it will probably get taken away and you will not see it till PPW.

    If, however, you think you may WANT extra items (which is highly suggested) have your parents send them to you in a care package. This way you will keep it and it will not dissapear into the abyss that is your detailer's room for plebe summer.
     
  11. Miidaangg

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    Thank you all so much for your input.
    And congrats on Herndon and basically plebes no more!
     

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