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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by hopefulfather, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. hopefulfather

    hopefulfather Parent

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    Hello to all!
    I am a 'once' hopeful father who used this site to only read info about parenting a candidate. Now, my wife and I would like to become more involved as parents of a daughter who has received her appointment! We have many questions still, and would like to share our knowledge on any subject in which we may be able to assist. Our daughter is part of the Class of 2013 and we welcome any advice you can share. Thanks, in advance.
     
  2. TacticalNuke

    TacticalNuke Administrator

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    Welcome to the forum, congratulations on your daughter's achievement. :thumb:
     
  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Congrats to your daughter. :thumb:

    You say she received her appointment, and she is (will be) part of the Class of 2013, but there are 5 Service Academies.

    Which one will she be attending?
     
  4. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    Congrats !!!!!
     
  5. kaullman

    kaullman Member

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    Welcome

    As a fellow parent (USNA '07), I'm glad to see you here and look forward to sharing in your experience and stand by to help in any way I can. Congratulations to your daughter. Enjoy the roller-coaster ride.
     
  6. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Welcome! and good luck to you and your daughter. It is one hard year for parents too but there is lots of good information and support here!
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Congrats and offically welcome! I'm sure you've already seen on here, it can be very tough on parents as well as the cadets and midshipmen. Be ready for some bad calls with profanity from your cadet on a bad day, with the understanding that most calls will be followed by calls with great news and excited cadets voices. It is certainly a roller coaster ride, but completely worth it!

    Enjoy!
     
  8. Profmom2

    Profmom2 Member

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    Join your local parent group. You will meet lots of interesting parents with a common bond. In our area we have very involved West Point Parents Club, AFA Parents club and USNA Parents Club. We, USNA PC, do things with the local Alumni Association - those events are always very informative and fun. We do tailgates with USAFA parents Club and have a huge event with Alumni and WP Parents and Alumni for A-N.

    Congratulations
     
  9. GoNavyMom

    GoNavyMom Member

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    Class of 2013

    Hi, New to the forum. My daughter is Class of 2013 US Naval Academy (I choke up just thinking about it.) It is finally starting to sink in that she is leaving July 1. Joined this forum yesterday for advice and so far so good.

    GoNavyMom
    Class of 2013
     
  10. jamzmom

    jamzmom Founding Member

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    GoNavyMom :welcome1: and congrats! GO NAVY!!
     

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