plebe summer

  1. Z

    Ibuprofen during PS?

    Im going into PS and obviously running in preparation and am getting a lot of leg pain/soreness. So, I’m taking normal ibuprofen which does the trick so im wondering if we are issued anything like this on I-day or if its something we would have to request from our detailers. Additionally, how...
  2. P

    Plebe Mail

    I've been looking for a while on here about this but I haven't been able to find it. I'm an appointee for the class of 2023 and while we're heading to Annapolis in about a month, my family and friends were wondering how we know where to send mail. I know it gets sent to the academy but I saw a...
  3. Z

    Females buzzing their head/pixie cuts?

    This was touched upon in another thread, but not really answered and after reading many different posts I'm getting a little worried. I'm a girl going into c/o 23, and currently have a pixie cut. I was thinking about buzzing it all off sometime before I-day for many different reasons, but am now...
  4. B

    Concerned about running...

    Greetings: I am currently a senior in high school and was accepted to the USNA back in November. In December 2018, I avulsed my right hamstring tendon in a school wrestling match. I had surgery on 03 Jan 2019, and I am just now able to get back into running. I am currently going through the...
  5. PapaMedic

    Wisdom Teeth Wisdom?

    Can anyone shed light on the need to have wisdom teeth removed prior to reporting for I-day or NRTOC? My nephew who is an active duty submariner advised having my DD's wisdom teeth removed even if they were not giving her any problems, because several of his buddies were "told" that the Navy...
  6. MathProf

    USNA Sponsor Families

    Today was sponsor family meet & greet for plebes. Final plebe summer phone call immediately followed & DD reported she was one of 4 in her company that no sponsor came to meet. I assume all plebes who ask for a sponsor are assigned to someone.... Can anyone tell me how they connect if sponsors...
  7. MathProf

    Plebe Summer Glasses

    When we saw our DD on I-Day after the swearing in ceremony, she was struggling with the clownishly large glasses she was issued. Frames are so big they make her ears fold over and fall off every time she turns her head. Does anyone know if plebes ever have glasses remade? Allowed some type of...
  8. rock_on_USNA2022

    Girlfriend coming to Plebe Parents' Weekend?

    I am going to be reporting for I-Day as a member of the Class of '22. My girlfriend (of a year and a half) can't make it for I-Day. Would it be appropriate for her to come up to Annapolis for PPW? I'm just trying to balance my family responsibilities with my relationship with her- don't want...
  9. K

    Course validation

    Hello all, I know this might be a long shot, but can anyone speak to validating chemistry 1 & 2? I have read through the resources I could find on course validation at USNA but am curious about the tests administered/steps necessary to place out of chem 1&2, as AP scores are not used to do...
  10. N

    USNA Varsity Swim Team Question

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone on these forums is/was on the varsity swim team at the Naval Academy, or if you know someone that is/has been on the team. I'm just wondering if anyone knows how many people walk on the swim team each year, and how many people try out for sports (If I'm...
  11. N

    Don't know what to do about this dilemma. Help is greatly appreciated!

    I have an urgent issue that I'm hoping you all could help me out with. I'm entering my senior year of high school, and I am a candidate for the Naval Academy. I have been reading recently that most candidates do not receive offers of appointment until January, and it is not uncommon to not hear...
  12. B

    I-Day Weigh In

    Does anyone know what the maximum weights are when you show up on I-Day? Do the detailers check? I'm aware they do at other SAs but wasn't sure at USNA. What happens if someone doesn't make weight, but is obviously (or not obviously) physically fit? Do they do a BMI or body fat % test or anything?
  13. ktnatalk

    Plebe Summer Thoughts

    Plebe Summer is what your DD/DS make of it. There are those who cried at night and actively despised it and there are those who tried to make the best of it and tried to have fun with the experience. The most important thing is buying into the whole thing, like buying into the idea of putting...
  14. Felix Rosa

    M4A1 or M16 During Beast?

    I understand that we qualify in basic marksmanship during Beast. Do we qualify on an M4A1, or on an M16? Another -unrelated- question: When do we receive a military ID? Do we receive one as cadets? Can we buy at any PX while being Plebes?
  15. murfthesurf

    2015 I-Day + Plebe Summer as experienced by the Class of 2019

    Excellent YouTube Video of last years' July 1st, 2015 Induction. This is quite timely if you really want to know what will go on June 30th, 2016 for I-DAY I like at 1:10 the 9:15 am Reporting Times as the temporary gate is slid open to let those 9:15 AM Appointees into Alumni Hall. ==========...
  16. R

    Worried about running...

    Hello everyone - I was accepted into USNA and I have questions about plebe summer. I know there have been many forums on this, but I wanted to confirm and receive advice about running in particular. I have never been a runner. I am female and a swimmer, and lift weights. I can do more than 80...
  17. T

    How to Prep for Plebe Summer

    I've seen a few really insightful threads with some really great advice on preparing for Plebe Summer, but I would be incredibly grateful if we could get some of this information (and hopefully more) in one place for others (like me) who will be joining the Class of 2020 this June. Of course...
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