Summer Assignments

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  1. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    To the parents of current cadets and mids…what are your kids doing this summer? I enjoy hearing all the different things they get to experience.

    My cadet is spending most of June in Europe. The first 11 days are on a military history trip through Germany, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium – it follows the 1940 and 1944 campaigns in northern Europe during WWII. After that he will be doing research for his thesis paper at the university in Freiburg, Germany. Then home for about 10 days leave. For two weeks in July he’ll be at Basic Mountain Warfare in Alaska. Then home again for two weeks leave before returning to start the last academic year! :thumb:
     
  2. rkrosnar

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    Summer Assigments

    Sounds like they will be busy, if you here from them. Keep us posted.


    RGK
     
  3. Luigi59

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    That's a very cool trip. Lucky cadet! :thumb:
     
  4. popeyesmom

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    Son just returned from a training cruise based out of Norfolk. Got to spend a day with Navy SEALs. Now is spending the month as a CADRE at Summer Seminar. Will then take a summer course to get it out of the way for the fall. Has about a month of leave before reform in August.
     
  5. jtoye

    jtoye NAPS '12 appointee

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    Please tell your MID to go easy on us NASSers. :thumb:
     
  6. popeyesmom

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    Well now that wouldn't give them a realistic idea of Plebe Summer, would it! LOL
     
  7. Maximus

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    No one would ever want favoritism! :thumb:
     
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    My Midn is currently "at sea" paddling Prince William Sound in AK aboard a sea kayak for 24 days........quite a difference from last summer's Sub cruise below the south Atlantic for 21 days..

    What fantastic Summer training/travel opportunities and experiences these young men and women are given at the Academies ! :thumb:
     
  9. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    Keep them coming...I know there are lots more SA parents on this forum.

    Luigi - He is very fortunate. This is his second history trip to Europe. On spring break when he was a yearling he went to France to tour the WWII battlefields of Normandy. He came home with 400 pictures and some great memories.

    I got a text message from my son this morning. He arrived in Germany but was complaining about having to wear a suit for the long plane ride. To "blend in" they aren't allowed to wear anything with Army/USMA/West Point on it or any uniforms, but he said they already had one German man ask if they were US Army. Cadets can make complaining a varsity sport! :wink:
     
  10. buff81

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    WAMom68 - is your DS's (rising Firstie?) language German?
    What awesome opportunities for the Cadets!
     
  11. Christcorp

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    2 days ago, my son landed in London, England. He'll be at Mildenhall and a little time at Lakenheath. He'll be there for about 3 weeks, then he comes back to the academy to teach survival training. Then we'll get a chance to have a vacation.
     
  12. WAMom68

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    Yes to both...he is a Firstie and his language is German. It's fitting since he was born at the Army hospital in Nuremberg Germany and his heritage is German on his Dad's side.

    Christcorp -- sounds like a great summer for your son too!
     
  13. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    IF he has the weekend off...then he MUST MUST MUST:

    1. Visit RAF Duxford
    2. Visit Ely Cathedral

    Those are two "local" sites that are pretty impressive if he's never seen something like that.

    I could go on and on, since I grew up in that area...

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  14. Stealth_81

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    Air Force Deployed Ops

    Son is on his way over to the sandbox for his Deployed Ops summer. He will train with the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at a base in Southwest Asia.

    Stealth_81
     
  15. Momof2cadets

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    I love the chance to read about the opportunites these cadets and mids are being given!

    My cadet spent 10 days at home, then started Sapper School at Fort Leonard Wood yesterday. Wish him luck! :thumb: After Sapper he has another 10 days of leave, followed by his Infantry CTLT in Hawaii. My grad is spending his summer (and fall and winter) in scenic Afghanistan as an Inf Platoon Leader.

    WAMom -- Had I shared that my oldest was also born in Nuremberg?
     
  16. GoNavyMom

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    Hi,

    Daughter is currently in coveted San Diego on a destroyer which was on a training exercise this past week (she got to drive the boat - her words not mine) and is now off for the weekend. She goes underway again either tomorrow or Monday for a week, then back in port and then underway once again. Having a blast!!

    Her second training is on YPs - so I guess there's a price for everything!!

    GoNavyMom
     
  17. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    I may have just seen him. I was walking into the learning resource center to get a sheet signed off and out came a group of USAFA cadets decked out in their USAFA PT gear. I did have to laugh a little though at the fact that they looked so out of place in USAFA PT gear instead of the regular AF PT gear. I hope they'll go buy some regular PT stuff so they don't stick out quite as much :biggrin:
     
  18. WAMom68

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    :thumb: When? Mine was born in January 1988. We were stationed at Herzo Artillery Base (Herzogenaurach) from Dec. 1986 - Dec. 1989.

    I have heard that Sapper School is one of the harder ones to get as a cadet...I am sure he will enjoy it and do very well. Ft. Leonard Wood is where my hubby did his basic training. He has horror stories about the chiggers!
     
  19. Stealth_81

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    Yes, that was him. They arrived this morning. They have already gone to the BX looking for regular PT gear, but they are all sold out of the normal sizes. If you see him again give him a shout from me.

    Stealth_81
     
  20. Momof2cadets

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    We were in Nuremberg (Pinder Kaserne) from May 83-Dec 84, then Bamberg from Dec 84-Oct 86. He was born in Nov 1985. I know exactly where Herzo was.

    Not sure how much my cadet will ENJOY Sapper, but he will learn a lot. :biggrin: Tell your husband now the problem seems to be ticks, instead of chiggers.
     

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