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Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by kpdad2015, May 5, 2012.

  1. kpdad2015

    kpdad2015 Member

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    My son is an EMT and will be reporting back in on June 26th. Assuming he has to empty his room before he leaves. Where does it go? Does USMMA have storage? Do we have to get it off the grounds for 10 days? When he comes back to help with 2016, can he bring everything he had in his room at the end of the year? Or do the indoc staff have limits to what they bring? Anyone recommend a ministorage in area we can rent for the 10 days of his summer vacation? Any help would be appreciated.:smile:
     
  2. usmmaparent

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    Ahhhh, the ten day summer...

    My son was a DI last year and he had the infamous 10 day summer. We live within in driving distance and I was able to get him the minute he was free to leave so he did bring everything home. He was though going to leave everything (except laptop ETC) if he were going to fly or take the train. It is my understanding that there is storage there for them. How secure it is or where it is located on campus I do not know. When he went back for indoc he had everything he needed to start his school year with him.
    I hope your son enjoys every last minute of his 240 hour summer :)
     
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  3. jasperdog

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    Yes, he has to empty his room.

    Yes, there is storage - the "baggage locker" - make sure you tell him to lock his stuff in a foot locker or similar.

    When he returns, he will be a third classman, all be it, a "super plebe" the jargon for a third classman who hasn't been to sea yet - sorry A splitters, I'm a B split bigot and have been since 1979, old habits die hard. In any case, yes, he'll be able to have "everything" he had in his room before there now. He as part of the Indoc Detail will be expected to maintain the high military bearing they reflect during Indoc, ahem, snicker, snicker <also a career Zombo here>.

    He will likely have some fun during Indoc and he will have checked a box early in his KP career that he'll want to have checked if he ever wants "big boards" etc.

    It's not all bad for him, you can engage the autopilot on the helo and take it up to a higher altitude though I'm sure from the tone of your post you, your spouse and your son were all hoping for a nice, enjoyable summer break to celebrate making it through that first year - don't blame you congrats and continued good luck to you and yours.
     
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    LOL - DS will be starting his 1st class year and he has not had a summer break yet.:yllol:
     
  5. kpdad2015

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    Thank you

    Thanks everyone for the good advice. Just a little concerned about the Logistics of leaving Western Pa going to KP and then to South Carolina in this 240 hour time period. As always the advice we receive from more experienced parents is appreciated.:thumb:
     
  6. cmakin

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    "Superplebe". Man, you just keep waking up old brain cells that I thought were long since dead. You were a career Zombo, too? I am pretty sure that I was the only one in my class. No assignment at all through three rotations. Not even CPO (secretly, I kinda wanted that one; would have made reviews a bit less complicated with a side arm).

    Oh, I am sorry for interrupting this thread. Talk amongst yourselves. . . . .
     

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