All plebes will attend the game in a duty status. There is even a restrictee bus, as I recall, for those currently serving out a period of restriction. Even if on crutches, mids attend, and just don’t participate in March On.My parents want to come to the game this year, and have purchased tickets. I am not sure about which hotels or flights they should take. Is there any harm in waiting for now?
Also, all plebes must go to the game right?
FWIW, I can tell you that the tickets we got Plebe year were better than any we were able to get after that. If it still works the same as 4 years ago, they set aside a section of tickets available to parents of Plebes.If I can only go to 1 or 2 of these in his 4 year time at USNA, would it be better to go when he is a plebe, youngster, 2c, or firstie? Does it even matter which year?
Semper Gumby - Always be flexible. Things will change from year to year, and may also change within the year, even days before the Game. Your Midshipman may have duty or some other commitment over the weekend. It's the little uncertainties in life that can make USNA difficult; you don't always control your destiny. Nonetheless, by all means go to at least one Army-Navy game! It is an experience that you can't miss and will never forget (especially when Navy wins !). If you want to do it and max time with you DS/DD, then youngster year is best. By Second and First Class year, your Midshipman will likely prefer to hang with Classmates.And just because X was true last year dues not mean it will be true this year, especially with a new Dant and new Supe.