Tiger cruise

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by momgonavy, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. momgonavy

    momgonavy Member

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    My brother is the commanding officer of the USS Chafee and he invited me for a 2-3 week tiger cruise this summer. It's from Seattle to Pearl Harbor and back. I'm very excited to see Navy life on a destroyer first hand. I'm also wondering if this experience could potentially earn some points in admissions for the Naval Academy?
     
  2. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    I've never heard it might. Have a ball and enjoy. Unlike the "Minnow's" 3 hour tour, this could be a long boat ride. Make sure you have a good book or 2.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Participating in a tiger cruise won't give you a direct advantage in the admissions process -- you might get some acknowledgement for your motivation/commitment -- but nothing beyond that. I'm surprised the cruise is actually that long. Normally it is one way (for West Coast ships) from HI to CA/WA on the way back from deployment.
    The tiger cruise will give you insight on the surface Navy, though -- especially since your brother is the Captain!
     

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