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  1. Navy19

    Navy19 New Member

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    Open to anyone, if you have questions about life at USNA, I'll do my best to answer! I'm not the best person to answer admissions related questions because it's been a while since I applied, but if you have any questions about life after plebe summer/plebe year, summer trainings, academics etc., ask!
     
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  2. Nomak54

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    Do you have any advice on obtaining a nomination?
     
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    I have one.
    How glad are you to let those blueberries wear out and replace them with the new NWU III?

    Also, enjoy your Firstie year. You start over in May! :)
     
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  5. Navy19

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    Pretty glad about the uniform, they’re more comfortable than the blue ones from what we’ve heard from the folks already wearing them. But not excited about paying for a whole new set on uniforms!

    Thanks, I’m excited to get there!
     
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    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    What is your major? What are you doing for summer training? What do you want to service select? What have you enjoyed the most about USNA? Enjoy firstie year. It is a blast.
     
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  7. Navy19

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    I’m a political science major doing powered flight and hoping to select Navy Pilot. My favorite things about USNA have been the places I’ve been over my summer trainings and the friends I’ve made. It’s hard a name one favorite thing but I’ve been able to do a lot of things over my three years that I never would’ve expected from college. Thanks!
     
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    any essay ideas? Also what are some of the academies ships you got to travel on and where did you go? Did you go to summer seminar? How long would you say it took you to get used to academy life and the routine? I apologize for so many questions take your time responding. And thank you for your service
     
  9. Navy19

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    I’ve been underway on destroyers, an amphibious assault ship, and a submarine. Between your summers you’ll see a few different types of ships and units. I didn’t go to summer seminar. In terms of travel, I’ve been to five or so states that I hadn’t been to before, and went to Asia after my 3/C year. I’m not really sure how long it took me to get used to plebe year, but having observed classes after mine, I would say it takes plebes anywhere from 1-3 weeks to get used to the ac year. I wouldn’t worry too much about getting used to it, because over plebe summer you’ll respond to the change automatically, and you’ll be fine during the ac year if you go in with a good attitude.
     
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    Hello, I am a current plebe in the class of 22 and am wondering about the rules surrounding attending away football games. Are plebes allowed to go? If so, how does the process work? I was hoping to go to the September 1st game at Hawaii because I have a few friends at UH. Would this be too early/short notice? Anything helps. Thanks!
     
  11. MABlue

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    Away football games are a toss up from year to year... Basically, if there is sufficient funding for USNA to send mids to an away game(which there wasn’t much of last year), an email will be sent out a few weeks before the game and sign up is on a first come first serve basis. Games on the East Coast are more more likely to be funded, since USNA can simply hire coach buses to transport mids(1/2/3/C can usually travel independtly and be partially reimbursed). For games that are a flying distance away, it varies greatly. Usually the USAFA/Notre Dame games, if away, will be funded, but for other games, especially non-conference, it is a lower likelihood. My plebe year, a couple of flying distance games were funded, but last year, there was almost none. Notre Dame was funded last year, but with it being out in San Diego, it will again all depend on the ever constraining budget...
     
  12. Nomak54

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    What's your least favorite thing?