What can I bring?

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  1. anonymous55

    anonymous55 New Member

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    am I allowed to bring a military watch of mine to plebe summer? along with my own razor and wallet etc? Gatorade, running shoes? etc.
     
  2. MJOmom

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    if you look back through this thread, you will find MANY, MANY posts with advice and information about this ... I don't know how old you are, but the next plebe summer is a full a year away ... plenty of time for research
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Based on what I understand to be the case today:

    Watch: No (not permitted during the summer)
    Razor: Yes, although they will issue you one
    Wallet: Yes
    Gatorade: No and, trust me, you don't want to haul it around all day
    Running Shoes: Required. You'll want to wear them. Broken in.

    As the above poster said, there was a LOT of discussion of this topic right before July 1. The general consensus is to bring the absolute minimum -- USNA will issue you everything you need and, if there is something not issued that you want and is permitted, your family can send it in a care package.
     
  4. mademu

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    Bring your razor if you have some sort of super attachment to it. Bring your watch, you'll need it after the summer. Wallet is a must. Don't bring liquids. If you want gatorade, have your parents send you some gatorade packets. They also serve gatorade at every meal over the summer (in my experience) so you'll have plenty of access. Often times, your squad leader will even let you keep the gatorade if it isn't fully consumed during the meal.
     
  5. lovethenavy

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    My DS says there is no semblance of time. They can not have watches, and the halls on P way do not work. He says they have no idea of the time, but watch the sun set and rise in their window. He says the biggest thing he misses is his I Pod. Well, good for the Navy. DS is now spending any down time reading the Bible, newspapers, talking to room mates, or writing letters. I continue to thank God for his continuing great attitude and how he has adapted to his surroundings.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    A tiny bit OT, but we older grads have trouble getting our arms around the concept of not having watches during Plebe Summer. In our day, WE were responsible -- and increasingly so as the summer wore on -- for being in the right place at the right time.

    For example: chow calls. We would stand in a classmate's room closest to our chow call spot and watch the hall clock tick to one minute before. We'd then count the seconds on our watches, and dash out to our spot with about 5 seconds to spare (didn't want any more time than absolutely necessary at the mercy of the 1/C).

    One thing about folks who've been in the military -- time is always an integral part of your life. It's ironic to me (and others) that, at USNA, you start your military career somewhat oblivious to time.

    BTW, not saying it's better or worse -- just very different than our experience.
     

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