Permit to Report Packet

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  1. marine

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    What all will I be receiving in the permit to report to the Naval Academy packet? Also, what do I need to bring for Induction Day? Thanks.
     
  2. Zaphod

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    It's been too long, so I won't address the contents of the packet too specifically. Generally, however, you will receive a notification of what time to show up, what records (if any) to bring, what to bring, and what NOT to bring.

    As to what to bring, I-Day is one of those days where you can quite literally show up stark naked and be fully equipped for Plebe Summer by the end of the day. They will issue you everything you need, right down to toiletries and underwear.

    Don't bring anything you're not willing to haul around all day. Don't bring anything that requires a bag to carry. I know people who showed up in jeans, sneakers, a T-shirt, their wallet, their orders, and an Ultra-Brite smile (which didn't last long). If you have prescription meds, bring enough for a week or two, and have your parents send you the remainder. You can always go to Medical for them based upon your documented condition, but that may take a few days until you have the "free time" to do so. I strongly suspect your admission packet will address this in better detail.

    That's all that occurs to me right now. Just remember, they will issue you EVERYTHING you need.
     
  3. RetNavyHM

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    I'll make a quick note on the above, all medication (prescription and otherwise, including tylenol) that plebes bring on I-Day are trashed. During I-Day in Alumni Hall medical will be there and issue new prescriptions that are delivered to Bancroft and passed out later on I-Day. So don't go out and have your folks spend a couple hundred dollars on a 3 month supply of meds.
     
  4. Sandiegodude1607

    Sandiegodude1607 USNA Midshipman

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    First off, you probably won't be getting your permit to report package for a few months. I assume you have recieved an LOA but not an appointment yet?

    Also, there are always conflicting opinions and arguments on what to bring to I-Day. Having gone through I-Day about four months ago, bring your wallet, cell phone, and a watch. Don't bring any other clothes because you will not use them. The cell phone and watch will be confiscated; however, they will give you back your cell phone for a few minutes to call home about every two weeks until plebe summer is over. The watch will also be given back to you for the Holocaust Museum and Orioles gave. Trust me, you will want a watch to wear for these trips. Other than that, wear some decent clothes and don't bring anything stupid like a bag of golf clubs or water skis...its been done.
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    What? No Big Bertha?? Bummer!!! :frown: :thumbdown:
    There goes the handicap. :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  6. marine

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    By the way, I have already received my offer of appointment. Zaphod, what records are you referring to? Thanks.
     
  7. DMeix

    DMeix Retired Staff Member

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    this early? Are you sure it's not an LOA?

    if you have the nice blue folder, then yes, you have the appointment...otherwise it's just an LOA

    I didn't think they sent out the actual appointments this early in the game
     
  8. marine

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    Yes. I recieved my LOA in October. I received a nomination at the beginning of November, immediately followed by my offer of appointment. The academy sent an envelope with a letter, police record check form, info about teeth, a packet asking whether I wanted to accept/decline the offer and asking about medical tatoos/piercings, and an offer of appointment certificate in a fancy USNA folder-like holder. As you may imagine, I do not procrastinate. That is why I am eager to find out what is in the "permit to report packet" so that if there is any paperwork such as records, I can retrieve them and be ahead of the game. Thanks for your help.
     
  9. Zaphod

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    See what I mean?

    Thanks, Doc! :thumb:
     
  10. Zaphod

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    None in particular. Simply saying that if they tell you to bring a birth certificate, or a passport, or that morning's sports page, do it.
     
  11. marine

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    Understood. Thank you.
     
  12. peskemom

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    permit to report info

    Marine-
    First off - well done to get your big blue Appointment already!!

    You won't get much else until next year, I bet. But what you will get is a huge envelope with about 40 sheets of paper to fill out. You get something like a 20 page booklet that takes you step-by-step through every requirement they want from you . Some stuff you send them immediately- some stuff you bring with you on I-Day-some stuff you review as an option and do or don't do.-There will be a very long sheet with security information. You have more medical questions, lots of things for you and your parents to sign about life insurance benefits ( yes, this is in case you die), information about banking with Navy Federal Credit Union, information about USNA Alumni Association and the Foundation. Offers to sign up for their magazines with discounts 'cause you'll be a mid. More forms to sign that go info your USNA files that seem redundant, but you sign them anyway.Paperwork about how to travel on I-day, where to park, etc. Flight reimbursement forms because the Navy pays for you to report for duty on I-day. I recall my husband and daughter and I sat down for about 2 hours one weekend afternoon last Spring and simply carefully, slowly and completely signed everything we needed to.....made copies of everything before we shipped it back -

    There really isn't anything you can do ahead of time to prepare for this packet. The first packet you already report that you have - the one with all the police check info, etc...the one that comes with your initial acceptance - takes your time now....but this second, larger package comes later and you just deal with it then. Don't be surprised if you don't even get it until like April-May. I seem to recall that everyone last year who was accepted by April 15th got it roughly at the same time, no matter when they got their earlier paperwork.

    Good luck Marine....and much congrats!!:thumb:
     
  13. USNA69

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    Marine,
    Congratulations. About the only thing you can do now is relax and enjoy the remainder of your high school days without letting your grades lapse.

    My conversations with the Admissions Dept is that greater emphasis is going to be placed on the Class of 2011 for physcial fitness. You can now begin a serious regime to ensure that you will be in great physical shape by I-Day.

    Here is a copy of the memo that you will receive as a part of your package. Don't ignore the body strenght portion at the bottom of the memo.

    Getting Physically Prepared for the Naval Academy

    The mission of the United States Naval Academy is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and PHYSICALLY. The Naval Academy will prepare you: morally to conduct yourself as an officer, mentally to uphold the standard of a graduate from one of the finest undergraduate institutions in the world, and physically to ensure you are prepared for the rigors of today’s military. The physical development begins with plebe summer and doesn’t stop until you retire from your service career. Plebe summer places strenuous physical demands on the upper and lower body.

    The most frequent injuries during Plebe Summer are to the lower extremities. These injuries are normally caused by overstress (stress fractures, shin splints, etc.). As a preventative measure we encourage the following program prepared by the Medical and Physical Education Departments at the United States Naval Academy. Times listed are the fastest each distance should be run to condition the lower extremities.

    RECOMMENDED PHYSICAL TRAINING PROGRAM

    1ST Week: Run 1 mile at an 8 ½ - 9 ½ minute pace, 5 days a week.

    2nd Week: Run 2 miles at an 8–9 minute pace, 5 days a week.

    3rd Week: Swim or ride a bicycle for 30 minutes daily. *

    4th Week: Run 3 miles at an 8 minute pace, 5 days a week.

    5th Week: Run 3 miles at a 7 ½ minute pace, 5 days a week.

    6th Week: Swim or ride a bicycle for 45 minutes daily. *

    7th Week: Run 3 miles at a 7 minute pace, 5 days a week.

    8th Week: Run 3 miles at a 6 ½ minute pace, 5 days a week.

    MAINTAIN THE 8TH WEEK TRAINING LEVEL

    *During the 3rd and 6th week, no weight-bearing stress is placed on the lower extremities. Stronger new bone cells are constantly replacing weaker old bone cells with increased weight-bearing activities. If you develop foot or leg pain during this running program reduce the distance or change to an alternate day running plan. Persistent pain in either the foot or leg should be evaluated by a physician. Remember to use pain as a guide to determine the level of activity for each day. Never attempt to run through pain. Pain is the first signal of overstress.

    Although emphasis has been placed on strengthening the lower body, abdominal and upper body strength is also required. Crunches, push-ups and pull-ups should be performed daily with the physical training program to fully prepare you for the physical activities demanded during Plebe Summer.

    Stick with the program!
     
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  14. marine

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    Thanks for the congratulations. Do you remember what medical questions are asked in the packet? Thanks.
     

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