I joined this site on 12/23/99 and in two weeks, my S will graduate and be commissioned as an Ensign. Where has the time gone? It has been a great experience for my S and for us. We were a totally non-military family and very leery about sending our S to a service academy, but now we see that he made an excellent decision. Great education and a wonderful time in the VOST. Great friendships formed as well. Best of luck to all of you and may USNA work out as well for you as it has for my S.