Son will be a plebe in class of 2013. He has to take care of the hard stuff but I have questions concerning planning during the next couple of years. 1. Army/Navy game I am getting requests concerning tickets already how many tickets do mids/parents receive. 2. After Army/Navy how much time do mids have prior to returning to the buses to return to the academy (if plebes are treated differently with this respect appreciate that as well). Do I have time to take my mid and others out to dinner after the game. I live in the Philly area do we have time to take them home, looking for that type of info. 3. Specifically during the summers about how much notice do mids have of their summer schedule training/leave. For instance would you know by the end of the academic year the schedule for the summer or is it generally less notice than that (i recognize there may not be hard and fast rules but looking for general info) 4. Current mids: are vacations with the family a thing of the past. When you get free time do you generally just want to decompress at home, take trips with other mids etc. or would a week of skiing in the winter or a week at the beach with the family still be something that would appeal to you. As a parent of an independent person I am already starting to feel like a 5th wheel but would like to be there for support when he needs us and get out of his way when he doesnt. To all current and future mids thank you for your service.