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    Black Flag

    Any reason that the class of 2024 is getting blackflagged? Heard from towards the top they're gonna have to ride this one out. Has this happened in recent years prior?
  2. 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...
  3. A

    Recognition During Covid?

    Heard that USAFA doolies were recognized earlier this month. Apparently USNA recognizes their plebes after their Basic training summer. How does recognition work at KP? I've heard a million different things by my older friends who go there. Some say that the commandant's department assigns a...
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    To future pandemic classes

    From an up and coming 1/C Mid, congratulations if you have been admitted, and good luck to those who are on hold! Before you fully commit to KP, just make sure you know how miserable it will be when you get here. Service academies "suck to be at" but it's even worse amidst a pandemic...
  5. Flyboy1776

    Acceptance Letter

    Hey everyone. So as of February 16th I received an appointment to Kings Point. I got a call from my MOC and she said there should be something in the mail. It’s been about two weeks, and I’m starting to wonder if anything is coming. Do they only send stuff once you accept or something? Thanks...
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    Not the most important thing in the world but do all male 4/c Midshipmen have to keep a shaved head all year?
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    How does alumni network of USMMA compare to that of Army, Navy, and Air Force?

    Good morning everybody! I have been fortunate enough to receive an opportunity to play football at USMMA, but before that was even a possibility I was set on attending USNA or USAFA. Of course I would love to continue playing football, but I know that it does not last forever and I that is why I...
  8. T

    Sea Year on Coast Guard Cutter?

    Looking ahead at possibly doing sea year on a cutter. Besides the normal packing list, is there anything extra to plan for? Will our midn need to plan to procure his own uscg uniform? And how do we handle nametapes? We know it's a bit early, but we're looking into the future.
  9. Midwestern111

    Can Enlisted/Guard/Reserve soldiers be appointed to any SA through their commanding Officer?

    For example: Army reserve soldier gets appointed to USMA and USAFA SMP cadet gets appointed to USMA, USCGA and USNA An enlisted U.S. Army soldier gets appointed to USNA and USMA Is it looked down upon if, for example, you are Guardsman that is interested in several service academies? I'll...
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    Don't mean to complain, but sometimes the cadre do questionable things regarding plebe life. Would sometimes like to discuss things with the PC's CX's and CC's (going up the chain of command respectively) except that they are often unapproachable, can appear "two-faced" playing "favorites" when...
  11. T

    Extra Items beyond Checklist?

    Are candidates allowed to bring anything else besides what is on the checklist? Religious Reading Material? Sports equipment/cleats? Sticky notes?
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    Anybody got experience not making a sports team? What options do you have if you don't make the team? Any opportunities to be a manager or be allowed to practice with the team in order to make it next year? Anything helps, I'm worried I won't get to play.
  13. T

    Upcoming Final Day Advice

    Appointee travelling solo here. Will be staying in a hotel close to the academy a day early (at least). Any advice on how to treat the very last day or 2? Obviously get sleep, eat, physical exercise, etc. Extra sleep? Go for a walk and explore? Extra math practice? TV? Last meal advice (heard...
  14. D

    INDOC Question

    Is the Department of Naval Science papers/package supposed to be kept separate from other documents in another envelope? How is everything supposed to beofficially organized?
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    Is USMMA actually a Federal Service Academy?

    I have often heard that is an official federal service academy and I have also heard that it is a dedicated NROTC school. How does this academy work on paper? Is it a military academy? It seems to be a non-traditional military academy; those who do not go active-duty military serve as a USNR...
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    Good Mentality to Have Especially During Plebe Year?

    Perhaps a weird question. Any advice on how to survive plebe year? This is often said to be the hardest academy to graduate from. How do you stay sane? Is there any time at all to relax and recharge, even just briefly? Maybe occasional visits NYC? I know plebes/MIDN are extremely busy and that...
  17. D

    USMC Option?

    Just curious, does anyone know how the option to commission in the Marines works at KP? Do they go through OCS after graduation? PLC due to the crazy Kings Point schedule? Or Leatherneck? I thought Leatherneck was for USNA. Do MIDN join USNA for Leatherneck? Also how is it determined which...
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    Academic Terrors?

    I have read horror stories on these forums from years past of seemingly ridiculously difficult classes/instructors. I haven't seen as many of these within recent years. What is the current climate like for academics? How is the administration right now when it comes to giving plebes/MIDN second...
  19. D

    How do the Licensed Marine Engineering Majors Work?

    I've seen this topic brought up a few times, but I need some clarification and advice. Probably in stupid question territory, but insight is needed. How do the Marine Engineering Systems and Marine Engineering/Shipyard Management majors compare? I've looked online at the curriculum, and they...
  20. D

    BFE/Checklist Before INDOC?

    Is a formal BFE to be sent out to all recent appointees? When is a formal appointment letter/notice received? How long does it normally take to arrive? Does it include a checklist of everything that needs to be done before INDOC? Or is some sort of official checklist online/reporting...