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    Do I have a chance?

    Hello all, this is my first post after reading a few posts and wanted to reach out for advice from people who actually know what they are talking about. I am a junior in highschool and recently had a come to Jesus moment about what I wanted to do with my life, and the first step along that path...
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    Virtual Informational Seminar - OH-12

    The office of Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) will host a virtual informational night regarding the service academy application process. We are offering the presentation on October 13th from 6-8p.m. Registration is required. Interested participants should email
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    USMMA Sea Year

    Hello! USMMA applicant over here and I don’t know much about sea year. For anyone who’s been through Sea Year, would you mind sharing your experience? What did your day consist of and what were some of the highs and lows of your time? Also, how safe it? For females specifically, did you feel...
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    USMMA Nomination Packet Question

    Good Evening, I sadly missed the deadline for the congressman in my district. I will be applying to the 3 nominations left for my state available. I understand that you can receive nominations from any district if they are willing; I plan to be upfront that I don't live in the district. In the...
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    Sea Year Stand Down Reinstated

    Just as an FYI, Sea Year has been paused for the foreseeable future. \\
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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?
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    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...
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    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...
  10. 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...
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    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.
  14. 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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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...