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    I-Day is Approaching Fast

    Lest someone considers this pertinent, it demands rebuttal. The Navy purchased both F/A-18E (single seaters) and F/-18F (two seater) versions of the Super Hornet. Both models are now operational and squadrons on our carriers are either assigned one model or the other. The interesting point...
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    I-Day is Approaching Fast

    'No one else will know'. Hardly the caveat necessary when giving upstanding forthright proper advice. Additionally, this has got to be one of the scariest bits of advice I have ever encountered on this forum. It is okay to do anything so long as ‘no one else will know? Look at your roommates...
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    I-Day is Approaching Fast

    Maybe your situation is different because of NAPS. I am not quite sure how it happens, but USNA does receive final high school grades and class standing. I think some high schools submit it automatically. And maybe they ask for the remainder. Unless things have changed recently, your USNA...
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    NASS

    You may soon realize that the midshipman rumor pool is often not the best source of factual information. Summer Seminar in 2006 was 1855 students, 2007 was 1845, and this summer will be somewhere between 2100 and 2220, depending on interest and qualifications. A few interesting statistics...
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    NASS

    Don't get everyone's hopes up too much. They have been doing three groups of 600 each (1800) and, according to the USNA Admissions website, are doing 1950 this year.
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    I-Day is Approaching Fast

    Wrong again. The validation program at USNA is a huge opportunity. One may think now that they do not want to validate in order to be able to 'skate' Plebe Year. However, once they get to USNA and have seen all the values of validating as much as they possibly can, they might change their...
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    I-Day is Approaching Fast

    LITS, please be aware of the rules for this particular forum: Learning Reef Points prior to induction is defeating the purpose of the evolution. There is the easy way and the correct way. Do it right. Most of these midshipmen, once they enter the fleet, will be placed in difficult...
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    I-Day is Approaching Fast

    Nope. I got it correct the first time.
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    I-Day is Approaching Fast

    Absolutely. The purpose of the entire evolution is to learn to perform multiple tasks under stress and pressure. If you memorize in advance, you are cheating yourself out a valuable life long lesson.
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    I-Day is Approaching Fast

    Worst advice I have ever heard. Where did you get your info that the Academy does not care about one's last semester grades?
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    can you change residency for MOC nominations when you go to college?

    You are playing with fire. USNA is not the expert. The MOC is not the expert. Domicile is a legal term to describe the abandoning of an old residence and establishing a new PERMANENT residence in another location. I doubt seriously if this describes but a very very few college students. The...
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    Another thin one

    VMI, check your PMs.
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    Another thin one

    Not a theory. It is a fact that the Board gave you a waiver. You just didn't know it. Basically your package is just given a more critical review and, if it meets the waiverable standards, one is scholastically qualified.
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    Principle Nomination?

    According to USNA, less than 30% choose the primary method. Some even allow the boards themselves to select the method, based on their findings. Most, if not all, MOCs appoint a board to do the selection process. A bipartisan board composed of both civilians and retired military personnel...
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    All Female Submarines

    So, what you are saying is that the goal of the forum should be to make everyone feel good, not the dissemination of factual information?
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    Principle Nomination?

    Most likely, not.
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    Another thin one

    If one is very comfortable with Calc I, take Calc II. If you have aced Calc II, take Calc III. If Calc III has been mastered, take Differential Equations. Both semesters. Not just the first. If first year Chemistry is truly mastered (remember that you will have to take the USNA...
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    Withdrawal from Iraq

    I wouldn't worry too much about a job. The AF has wrested control of UAVs away from the Army. The SecDef has been holding their feet to the fire and actually, to their dismay, insist that they fly them, despite their claim that they do not have sufficient pilots. With the increased technology...
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    All Female Submarines

    Cougar, Your post reminds me of an incident when I was stationed at a remote base where private vehicles were not allowed. The air station was about 12 miles from the ‘residence’ portion of the base and I would pull into at the bus stop each morning and load my pickup with sailors going to...
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    USMAPS, USNA or ROTC scholarship?

    'Marine Option' is a ROTC term which does not apply to USNA. For the vast majority, as long as one is dedicated and shows interest, going Marine is not a problem. I think the 'special friend' was perhaps exaggerating a little.
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