What a wonderful experience. Our DS traveled up last week for the EA on Ice. The weather made his travel from Florida an adventure. But his time at the Academy awesome. We would highly recommend the visit to all prospective cadets invited. It was a great opportunity for him to walk in the boots of a cadet. Meet with the coaches; talk to cadets and ask questions based upon observation of daily routine. In a text to us after his first day, he wrote "... the cadets are tight and competitive. Never before have I seen a group of students that so avidly challenges both themselves and those around them while still having fun about it and still being kids / idiot college students. Yet when the time calls for action they can be on task on hand and at perfection. ...this is what I need in my life to go from HS student to being the man I need to be." Maybe it should be renamed "Awesome Experience".