For all those who are waiting for news on appointments, let me just give you an idea of some of the opportunities that await the successful candidates. My son and a fellow 1c are spending their "spring break" in Iceland. They are part of a group that prepared briefing books and other research for the USCG delegation to the North Atlantic Coast Guard Forum, which takes place this week in Reykjavik. The NACGF is a group of 18 maritime nations which meets on a semi-annual basis to discuss issues of mutual concern such as drug interdiction, fisheries, and illegal immigration. The boys serve as staff to the US delegation during the conference. They had an opportunity to do some sightseeing this week as well, visiting the famous "Blue Lagoon" resort. Later this month my son will be attending the World Model UN conference in The Hague, Netherlands. Over the course of four years at the Academy he has traveled to Spain, Portugal, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and now these countries as well. Good luck to all the applicants and I hope you get good news in the coming weeks!