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  1. JohnPAKP65

    Packing list

    What is the "information"? Your best guide in regard to what to bring can be found in the Logging In Class of XXXX document or link provided by the Academy and a pillow case is not mentioned. In the Plebe Parents Tips document at the Parents FB page, a white pillow case is mentioned at the...
  2. JohnPAKP65

    Packing list

    I'm hoping the OP is checking this thread. There is an extensive amount of preliminary requirements that need to be completed and INDOC is less than a month away..
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    Using 529 for USMMA Expenses

    The timing of the 529 withdrawal can be critical. You should withdraw and spend the money withdrawn in the same calendar year, not academic year;. If you don’t you will have mismatched reporting with the IRS, and your withdrawals, even for qualified education expenses, may be subject to tax...
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    Using 529 for USMMA Expenses

    I can’t edit my previous due to a time limit but at the Financial Aid site FAQ section, at the very bottom is the following: “I have a 529 college savings plan (or other college savings plan) for my child, may I use these funds to cover the Cost of Attendance at USMMA? Absolutely! USMMA is a...
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    Using 529 for USMMA Expenses

    Check the thread at https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/midshipman-expenses.81093/. Specifically scroll down to content from late April 2021 for content relate to the 529. You might also want to track down an answer from the financial aid office at the Academy. In that...
  6. JohnPAKP65

    Packing list

    The Logging In book for the Class of 2025 can be found at 2025 Logging In. There will likely be only minor changes for the upcoming class but you should look for something similar in a packet of info recently received. It may be just a link so search carefully. Note that there are several...
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    Nomination source question

    Really!! We have to take someone applying to Kings Point and now show them how to use a Table of Contents?
  8. JohnPAKP65

    Sea Year Gyms

    There may be equipment on some ships but it likely will vary from ship to ship. There is also a guide to sea year physical fitness at Sea Year Health.
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    Bell ringing has started

    See 2024 Bell ringing
  10. JohnPAKP65

    Digital Notes

    If it is any consolation, in my day I had to have a special permit for my electric typewriter!
  11. JohnPAKP65

    Digital Notes

    You should use the documentation for your specific class but according to the Logging In booklet for the class of 2025, you can't have an iPad during Indoc. You can find the 2025 Logging In book at LOGGING IN CLASSOF 2025 REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS. Specifically see page 11 for a discussion of...
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    Indoc - men’s underwear

    By the way, no Speedo allowed in the pool areas.
  13. JohnPAKP65

    Indoc - men’s underwear

    Uniform regulations on page 7 covers the stenciling of various items. The document is a few years old but still is, for the most part, the guiding document.
  14. JohnPAKP65

    Indoc - men’s underwear

    The doc at https://www.kpparents.com/s/1860/images/gid2/editor_documents/usmma_plebe_parent_tips.pdf?gid=2&pgid=512&sessionid=c601d24d-d33f-422f-b21d-0a16cc205c46&cc=1 is a worthwhile read. It is a few years old but if you are a member of the National Parents group you might be able to get a...
  15. JohnPAKP65

    Indoc - men’s underwear

    Just a suspucion on my part, nothing to back it up, but I would avoid anything with a solide color waistband. All the clothing of mids is to be stenciled, and in very specific locations, and I remember reading a few years ago that it was the waistband on underwear. With regard to stenciling...
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    Nostalgic recruitment ad from MEBA 1969

    Norm Piianaia Is one of my classmates.
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    Nostalgic recruitment ad from MEBA 1969

    From my experience those numbers may be conservative. I graduated in 1965 so my first full year of earnings was 1966. Approximately 1/2 that year was as 3A/E and 1/2 as 2A/E. Just for prosperity sake I still have my tax returns for 1966. My gross earnings were roughly $27000. Why have I...
  18. JohnPAKP65

    Health Insurance Recommendations

    And then three score and a few years ago we had to mail a letter home.
  19. JohnPAKP65

    Health Insurance Recommendations

    You might want to make yourself familiar with the content at USMMA Health Insurance. My concern with your own carrier would be what happens in the event of an injury while in the sea year and in some remote foreign country.
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