A-Day News?

Airbud123

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Does anyone have any news about ADay for USMA? It is suppose to be August 15th but are they still allowing people to visit?
 

boxmm24

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NY's Quarantine list of states if up to 31 now. For drop off at R-day, families from states on the list were asked to drop off and leave immediately. That was for official reporting. Think of how much time and money was spent to ensure a seamless, safe process to bring back all classes. I can't imagine they would risk it all just a few weeks later just for a ceremony. Surely it will be streamed and well-documented though.
 

ACatSLP

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Waiting patiently for direction on this! Hopefully the NCs can at least get a pass to go to lunch with us.
 

SADad

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Received today from WP Parents Club:
“As we finish the last few weeks of summer training and prepare to begin the academic year, West Point has determined that no parents, guests, or visitors will be allowed to attend any cadet-related events or activities. This guidance includes Air Assault training and graduation, CFT2 Awards and Promotion Ceremony (Aug. 9), and Ruck Back from Camp Buckner (Aug. 10), the March Back (Aug. 10) for the Class of 2024 and the Acceptance Day parade (Aug. 15).

When appropriate, events are live-streamed, captured via photos, and shared via West Point social media platforms. Cadets will receive information on privileges for the academic year during Reorganization Week (Aug. 10-15). The health and well-being of the Corps of Cadets, family and friends, staff, faculty, and the broader West Point community are paramount as we continue to work with our state and local partners during this time.”
 

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As of right now, not even Firsties have any OPP's. Parents Weekend is also not going to happen, and our son has advised us of possibly no Thanksgiving off post visits. Have not been up, but reading and watching youtube videos even having DOD credentials is not a guarantee of access to other than exchange and commissary. The health and safety of the Corps is paramount. Hopefully post vaccine things will change.
 

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As of right now, not even Firsties have any OPP's. Parents Weekend is also not going to happen, and our son has advised us of possibly no Thanksgiving off post visits. Have not been up, but reading and watching youtube videos even having DOD credentials is not a guarantee of access to other than exchange and commissary. The health and safety of the Corps is paramount. Hopefully post vaccine things will change.
Did you get official word of no parents weekend? The memo said the cadets would be notified during reorgy week about privileges during the academic year.
 

Cookiemom

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Did you get official word of no parents weekend? The memo said the cadets would be notified during reorgy week about privileges during the academic year.
My firstie said no official word past mid august but supe was talking about POWs not getting home for holidays...so...im hearing christmas at the earliest.
I have reservations for ring weekend that i will keep for a few weeks but pretty sure parents wont be there. Im willing to give up everything if we get graduation.
 

Army245bday

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My firstie said no official word past mid august but supe was talking about POWs not getting home for holidays...so...im hearing christmas at the earliest.
I have reservations for ring weekend that i will keep for a few weeks but pretty sure parents wont be there. Im willing to give up everything if we get graduation.
My yuk DD said the same thing. The supe was talking to a platoon in her CFT company that they would be able to go home only at Christmas. That means no Thanksgiving with DD for us IF what my DD was told is true AND they stay with that decision.

I fully understand everything is fluid and reasons why West Point would go the very conservative route.
 

Army245bday

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Did you get official word of no parents weekend? The memo said the cadets would be notified during reorgy week about privileges during the academic year.
I'm going to stage myself IVO West Point during reorgy week in the event the cadets get some level of privileges before classes start. :p

I've got a bunch of leave to use anyway and need a vacation. Maybe the Poconos will have something fun to do.:biggrin:
 

Impulsive

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Did you get official word of no parents weekend? The memo said the cadets would be notified during reorgy week about privileges during the academic year.
No OFFICIAL memo from the Supe, but our son has told us multiple sources in chain of command have advised not to expect any OPP's, parental visits, A-Day activities with visitors, Parents Weekend, or Thanksgiving leave. This could all change IF a vaccine is approved and distributed. JMPO, but talking with our son, things are NOT "Ops Normal" in any way, We don't expect any "face to face" until maybe Christmas, even with DOD ID. Very Thankful for face time and messenger video calls, he is happy so we are too. This will eventually pass and things will return to normal, remember our sons and daughters wanted this and they are safe and healthy.
 

Candidate_Dad

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For what it's worth, our DD just finished Basic Training at USAFA. USAFA has cancelled all events where parents could attend (A-Day, Parents Weekend, etc.). They have given guidance that it is likely Thanksgiving break will be cancelled as well, but they will shorten the semester so cadets can go home a week earlier for the xmas break (Dec 10 as opposed to Dec 17). Sad, but we are supportive of the decision.
 

Impulsive

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Here is the latest directive from West Point:

“As we finish the last few weeks of summer training and prepare to begin the academic year, West Point has determined that no parents, guests, or visitors will be allowed to attend any cadet-related events or activities. This guidance includes Air Assault training and graduation, CFT2 Awards and Promotion Ceremony (Aug. 9), and Ruck Back from Camp Buckner (Aug. 10), the March Back (Aug. 10) for the Class of 2024 and the Acceptance Day parade (Aug. 15).

When appropriate, events are live-streamed, captured via photos, and shared via West Point social media platforms. Cadets will receive information on privileges for the academic year during Reorganization Week (Aug. 10-15). The health and well-being of the Corps of Cadets, family and friends, staff, faculty, and the broader West Point community are paramount as we continue to work with our state and local partners during this time.”
Deb Dalton

It is sad that our sons and daughters do not have the same events that other classes had, but it is a sign of the times. As much as we will miss the "in person" aspects of the West Point experience, they are doing the right thing. We would rather miss this years events and have the Corps safe and healthy than visit, hug, enjoy and have a bad outbreak of Covid that causes the Corps to suffer as a whole.

Things WILL return to normal, and most if not all the events can be viewed on facebook or youtube live, no family members will be there in person, but we will all be there in spirit!
 
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Casey

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When did CFT close out change from a run back from Buckner to a ruck back? :confused:
 
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