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    The Role of Blue and Gold Officers

    As a family joke/stressbuster, we are coming up with questions NOT to ask in BGO or MOC nomination interviews. My favorite yet is about the candidate's understanding of Plebe summer: "Can I bring my emotional comfort animal?"
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    The Role of Blue and Gold Officers

    You were right! This was not "The Interview". Upon hearing the debrief, we suspect BGO pulls in his retired Admiral friend to help rank his top picks. DS's BGO was medically disqual'd himself, but has a USNA and USAFA sons. At the close of the dinner, the Admiral told DS that he was "the...
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    The Role of Blue and Gold Officers

    Weird question for the group...DS was invited to dinner tonight with his BGO and a retired admiral/USNA grad and former USNA faculty member who lives locally and likes to meet some of the USNA applicants. The word "interview" was never used and DS has not yet had anything resembling an interview...
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    Question about candidacy after NASS

    OK...with that in mind, DS worked a one-sentence explanation with it into an essay response that appeared on all three MOCs apps. I kept asking, "why did you win the award?" That's what came out in the essay. I'm thankful for this process even if he doesn't get in. I cannot imagine an essay...
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    Question about candidacy after NASS

    Question for the thread; do MOC staffs understand everything you've explained above? We have a brand new congressman whose staff admitted that they are doing a totally paper process because they can't get their fillable PDFs to work. The presenting staffers were earnest and bright young...
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    Closing Ceremony NASS

    High probability that this is too late now, but for 2019 Session three and next year's parents.... if you DO decide to go (we didn't travel to be there) allow more time that you planned. My sister-in-law and nephew who live in northern Virginia wanted to go to the closing ceremony before...
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    So, it is free: Polite and meaningful answer

    Ha! At least they understand attending a service academy. It's all part of the adventure. From a fellow soccer parent re: NASS, "Really? I wouldn't have thought Colorado students would be eligible for the Navy (sic) Academy."
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    So, it is free: Polite and meaningful answer

    I heard one good answer at an SA event....."yes it is free. As is the Gold Star flag we would hang in our front window if our son gives his life for our country."
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    Any SLE Session 2 Parents finding Insta or Twitter locations for photos?

    I had shared some of the forum tips when DS was at airport, heading to NASS. Even though tips seemed like just common sense advice (give 100% effort, don't complain, don't whine about how NASS SHOULD be running this or scheduling that, don't hit on detailer (ROFL)), they were apparently...
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    Required Documents - CFA Date

    My DS was with you last week at NASS and he's at SLE this week. Lessons learned from that....Army thinks Navy is too lax on the way they count pushups and pullups, so SLE counts tend to be lower on those components. DS was sure his mile run time would be faster (he was trying not to throw up...
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    CFA Question--NASS and SLE

    DS just texted his Session 2 SLE score 622 and "No Risk" email. He does not know what his score was at NASS last week, but several components were a little better. He didn't know to ask NASS squad leader to video his pushups and pullups because we didn't learn about that until middle of last...
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    Any SLE Session 2 Parents finding Insta or Twitter locations for photos?

    At NASS last week, there was a flurry of information about and links to Instagram and Twitter locations of photos taken by the squad leaders. Is there something like that for SLE and we are just not finding them? Thank you!!
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    NASS Question---is the MRE right before CFA routine, or a fluke?

    Thank you! All in all, puking up the MRE at the end of the run didn't cost him overall...I just heard that he got the Outstanding Candidate award. I was sure my SIL heard wrong and it was the Platoon award, but it was the #1 overall out of the NASS session certificate
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    NASS Pictures

    WOO HOO--NASS squad leader airdropped photos to her candidates last night--I got 7 pictures of DS and his squadmates. I'm sure you'll have photos of your candidate's squad today, if you don't have them already.
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    NASS Question---is the MRE right before CFA routine, or a fluke?

    Understood, but this is the first MRE a NASS attendee has ever eaten and by design, MRE is very calorie-dense. not a typical choice for a training meal before an event. Does anyone know-- does the NASS schedule always include the MRE meal right before the CFA in order to intentionally stress...
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