What is R-Day like?

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  1. buff81

    buff81 Moderator

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    Here is a short video of last year's R-day: http://tinyurl.com/lpgrjjn
    Highlights: the 60 second goodbye, haircuts, meeting the cadet in the red sash, and the pull-ups.
    Note the bags that the candidates are carrying. Which are the best to carry and which are not.

     
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    Memories! So you don't report in your black socks and low quarters anymore?
     
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    Mine did last year...saw quite a few. Guess it was not mandatory but I never heard if it was a good or bad thing.
     
  4. Sledge

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    Not mandatory to report to Ike Hall in them. But, shortly thereafter, they are in the R-Day uniform of PT gear with low quarters and black socks.
     
  5. buff81

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    Also, now it is a 60 second goodbye instead of a 90 second goodbye.
     
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    :(


    2019 WestPoint class appointee

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    This might give a comparison
     
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    This too shall pass.... before you know it, R day will be past tense. There will be many more challenges and hills to climb (figuratively and literally). It will however most likely be seared in your psyche and personality forever. My DS is getting ready to graduate. Last fall we were up for a football game and went out to dinner. Even though he is now in the top 5% of his class and got his branch and post, he still remembers R day and the transition from relatively long hair and worn out sneakers to being a new cadet candidate. We happened to drive by the hotel we had stayed at the night before R day. My DS remarked that every time he drives by that hotel he feels like throwing up. Its an automatic body reaction from the past stress. He cant eat at Applebees either, we had dinner there the night before R day.
     
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    And I thought the 90 second goodbye was bad
     

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