New Freedoms w/ Recognition

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  1. XBulldog

    XBulldog Member

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    Hi all. I have a stupid question. I know a few of the new things that the 4/c is allowed but what is the full list of new practices or non-practices allowed? New shoulder boards? Squaring? Sleep in the open? What's new?
     
  2. Is2day4him

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    the basic big ones are: no squaring, no saluting 1/C, can walk and talk anywhere they please, no having to run, can sleep at any time, phones anytime, etc... i don't know the full extent, but those are the big ones. :D
     
  3. Eagle 1

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    Forgive my ignorance, but "sleep in the open?"
     
  4. jasperdog

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    Plebes are not allowed to sleep in there rooms during the day. Following recognition 4/C can. It means they can actually get back in their racks and take a nap rather then pretending to be studying and cat napping at their desks with a book for a pillow, or such action. Not that I think any of your kids ever did that, I'm they aren't "scofflaws" like I was wayback in 1978....:rolleyes:
     
  5. ParkerMom

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    Ha! My DS especially liked one of his rooms/desk because it was configured such that he could manuever so that he couldn't be seen from the door, and could take a cat nap much easier. Some things never change!

    I think there are some extra privileges in the dining hall, too, but don't know exactly what they are, and I think they are also now officially allowed to have "goodie boxes" and to buy snacks and such at the Nex, etc.
     
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  6. KPMarineopsdad

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    The best story I ever heard was of the plebe who was able to curl up in one of his drawers and then close it so he could get some sleep. :thumb:
     
  7. XBulldog

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    I heard one that was epic! This one plebe decided to take a nap in his closet, but didn't realize that a sneak inspection was going to occur. From what I heard the CC was there. When they came to his room, they opened his closet door. The plebe awoke from his sound snooze and exclaimed, " Shut the ****ing door!!! I'm trying to sleep!"
     
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  8. SoSick

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    honestly, another privledge that is being changed this year is wearing your backpack to class since they issued us regular backpacks this year instead of the usual briefcase-looking kp bags.
     
  9. ParkerMom

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    Yes, I recall our DS telling us that they weren't allowed to wear their backpacks on their backs - only 1st classmen were allowed to do that. I thought that was pretty stupid, but whatever (there are lots of stupid things at KP).
     
  10. kpbaseballmom

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    I think my DS has pillows and blankets stashed all over the campus! :shake: Maybe next year's plebes will find them and continue the undercover naps. My DS was especially resourceful. I have a feeling he was the "drawer napper". I know that the ability to sleep for about an hour each day will be a welcome relief. Congratulations to the Class of 2013. The word is that you are a great bunch of kids.
     
  11. poksman

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    Beyond recognition ... so many questions from 2013 parents-
    How do we address mail & packages to our newly non-plebes?:yay::yay::yay:
     
  12. wac2013

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    i dont think theyre actually going to change that one, seeing as it has been a 1st class priveledge for so long. my bet is that we'll be carrying them until the start of 3/c year, and we'll probably get "one strap" priveleges then.
     
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  13. KPMarineopsdad

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    They are midshipmen now. Everything else in the address remains the same.
     
  14. SoSick

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    "81. Fourth class may use the straps on their backpacks. BOTH straps must be used. "

    Directly from the SOC
     
  15. wac2013

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    interesting. well, i guess we'll find out in the meeting today.
     
  16. poksman

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    Yes, some of us need explicit instructions-
    It was: Plebe D/S last Name
    Address
    Do we put: Midshipman D/S Last Name
    or D/S Last Name 4/C ?

    Thank you again for clarification. details, details...
     
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    Midshipman (or M/N) DS Last Name. USMMA, 300 Steamboat Rd. yadda, yadda, yadda.
     
  18. luv2fly

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    Our DS said they get to drinks soda. No more sip stealing.
     

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