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  1. FØB Zero

    Food during BEAST

    How often do cadets eat during beast? Most cadets lose weight so what factors in to this? Are the eating times very rushed or is there less food given or is it simply a combination of extreme exercise and stress? Is that weight often gained back during the academic year?
  2. FØB Zero

    ROTC v USMA summer opportunities

    Hi, i was wondering if there are summer camps/opportunities that are strictly for USMA kiddos— I.e. Camp Buckner/CFT allows ROTC cadets based on merit, correct? What about air assault, etc.? If so, how competitive is it to get selected (from ROTC)?
  3. FØB Zero

    Boots (and comfort in them)

    Just got oakleys ~last week. First time I wore them they tore up the backs of my heels. Wore them again yesterday and they reopened the scabs. Is this normal when breaking them in? What can I do to prevent this/further blistering?
  4. FØB Zero

    How to be Successful and Stand out in AROTC

    Hi, Post YOUR input/opinions/advice! What can I do as a freshman and then in the next 3 years to standout and get a good rank? Anything from character/Integrity to academics… what should be prioritized etc. And what kind of cadets are most successful?
  5. FØB Zero

    Company, platoon, squad organization

    I looked up a little bit about this but would like some clarification for USMA. How close are cadets of the same platoon (during beast and academic year)? Do they compete between one another? How many are in each platoon? What about cadets in the same squad? Do they mix these groupings around...
  6. M

    Working out at Westpoint

    Hey all! I was just recently accepted into Westpoint and I have a more niche question for past and current cadets. How much time is there for voluntary workouts in a typical day? I love weightlifting and I would love to continue at Westpoint. Thanks!
  7. C

    Marine to USMA?

    Hey, I was curious about: Is it possible to go from Marines to West Point? Also, if it's not possible, do I keep my time when switching from USMC to Army? I am not yet enlisted into the Marines, but I know I want to be one, however, I also want to go to college afterwards, but I've heard and...
  8. US2021

    Unliked by Cadre

    I will be going to beast this month. There is one cadre/yuk that I had conflict with before— Will I be In contact with him as a plebe? He is my ex GF’s older brother and said he would find me there and make beast harder for me. Should I be concerned?
  9. FØB Zero

    Exchange student at academy

    I know people at academies can stay at another academy for a semester. Do ROTC cadets have an option to stay at an academy? If not, what opportunities are there to work with SA cadets/on SA campus?
  10. FØB Zero

    Posts after AROTC?

    I heard at USMA posts are chosen/ranked by the cadets... how are posts assigned after AROTC? Are there certain jobs assigned for the posts or...? ALSO will there still be that new branching system in place where AROTC and USMA cadets will equally compete for jobs in 2025?
  11. US2021

    Relationships

    Just curious... are military-civilian or Army-Army relationships easier/less stressful? What is your opinion? Why?
  12. FØB Zero

    AROTC

    I’ve read a lot of thread on this, but what are your opinions on Army officers from ROTC vs West Point? I’ve seen controversial things. Ie: ROTC grads are ready to work since they’ve been more chill through college but I’ve also heard USMA grads are better leaders (bc of their experience). Would...
  13. L

    Question about possibly unknown ECA

    At my school, we have a student council body as well as school club officers. I'm hoping to become an officer in some clubs next year, but I am part of something which I am not sure is common at other High Schools. It's called the "High School Site Base Team", and it is basically an...
  14. C

    USAFA vs. USMA for Med School

    Hello all, I am currently applying to both the USMA and USAFA for class of 2026. I am currently interested in a career in the medical field. As of right now, I am trying to find the best option between USAFA and USMA in terms of chances of being able to enter Medical School right out of the...
  15. L

    Shining Low Quarters?

    Hi everyone, I understand that we will need to bring a pair of black leather low quarters to R-Day. Should we plan on shining them before we get to R-Day? I understand we should break them in and am familiar with shining shoes through JROTC. Will shining them before I get to the Academy save me...
  16. O

    Virtual Informational Seminars - Ohio - Hosted by Senators Brown and Portman

    The offices of Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown will be co-hosting four informational nights regarding the service academy application process. Due to COVID-19, the seminars will be held virtual this year. We are offering four dates, April 20th, April 27th, April 29th, and May 6th...
  17. MrSTOCK

    APFT at Beast

    My FFR confirmed that the class of 2025 will be taking the APFT at Beast, as seen in the 1st admissible mailing. What he told me: “the APFT - - not the ACFT - - will be the physical fitness testing format at CBT. If you are wondering why USMA is using a test that is not being used by the Army...
  18. US2021

    Hometown

    will we be grouped with people from our hometown? do cadets from same states usually all know each other? Thx
  19. L

    Club Sports

    Recently, I received an appointment for the USMA class of 2025. I have been very excited and thinking a lot about the opportunities that I will have at the Academy. Lacrosse has been a big part of my life and I have played all through high school. Unfortunately, I am not at the level to play...
  20. V

    NROTC Scholarship Reflection

    Hello all, I am a current 4/C MIDN at Virginia Tech. I was in the college program until yesterday, I was just awarded a 4 year National Scholarship (thankfully). Paying for college out of pocket was getting very old. As I search through these forums, I see a lot of stress about GPA and SAT...
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