Proper Mailing Address

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  1. ParkerMom

    ParkerMom Member

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    In the interest of trying to save the lad some extra push-ups, can anyone help me with proper form of address for snail mail?

    As of I-day, are they Candidates or Plebe Candidates? I know that they become Plebes after Acceptance Day, but what is the proper form of address between the end of Indoc and Acceptance Day?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kpskilegac

    kpskilegac Member

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    Believe it is Plebe Candidate, their full name and 2013, but check the Plebe parent tips link on the parents page of the Academy website. See you Thursday!
     
  3. Is2day4him

    Is2day4him Member

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    it would be
    Candidate so and so
    Platoon ###, C/O 2013
    300 Steamboat Rd, USMMA
    Kings Point, NY 11024
     
  4. KPMum2012

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    From the 2013 Logging In instructions:

    If your parents would like to send mail to you during Indoctrination, the envelope should be addressed as follows:
    Plebe Candidate [students full name here], 2013
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, N.Y. 11024-1699

    When you are issued a Box number, the envelope should be addressed as follows:
    Plebe Candidate (students name here)
    Box # ______, USMMA
    Kings Point, N.Y. 11024-1699

    From the end of Indoc until Acceptance Day they are Plebe Candidates.
     
  5. Is2day4him

    Is2day4him Member

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    either one works. :)
     
  6. Dave'sMom

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    I have sent my son a box per week since AFTER Indoc (before that they really don't get it anyway). This is it:
    Candidate (you fill in the blank), 2013
    US Merchant Marine Academy
    300 Steamboat Road
    Kings Point, NY 11024-1699

    As soon as your plebe candidate receives their box number it should go on the same line as USMMA, (box number). It is an internal box number NOT PO Box so it's best to add the school's physical address of 300 Steamboat Road.
    I send everything in flat rate usps boxes and it has worked well. Send lots of letters during Indoc but don't send boxes until after Indoc.

    Keep in mind that your son/daughter is in very good hands and pushing themselves to be their BEST SELVES. Send them love and prayers and know that they are embarking on their future which is very bright. They CAN do it.
    My husband is a graduate (78) and son is 2011. Hang in there plebe parents! And let go.....they really can do this!
    :thumb:
     

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