Congrats Class of 2027

2 hours and 19 minutes - climbed Herndon twice, lol. Wondering if this is a first?
I thought a class did something similar a couple of years ago - they knocked off the dixie cup cover but didn't get the new cover up there - they had to do something similar and get back up there again. Probably best to review the rules before starting, just to make sure everyone's on the same page.
 
I thought a class did something similar a couple of years ago - they knocked off the dixie cup cover but didn't get the new cover up there - they had to do something similar and get back up there again. Probably best to review the rules before starting, just to make sure everyone's on the same page.
Class of '25 thought they had done it correct but had to keep going thus one of the longest times so far.
 
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New fastest time for the current classes on the Yard. Congrats!!

Last year, they almost had it in less than an hour, and almost the first woman to do it. It was tense and exciting, but unfortunately she couldn't quite reach. Took another hour and half after that!
 
New fastest time for the current classes on the Yard. Congrats!!

Last year, they almost had it in less than an hour, and almost the first woman to do it. It was tense and exciting, but unfortunately she couldn't quite reach. Took another hour and half after that!
Could have been about 2 hrs if not for the reclimb.
 
I think the c/o 27 cover was also on a side facet - it slid down after a few seconds. But the climb counts, which is all that matters.
 
PLEBES NO MORE! What a year it's been! Well, 11 months, but close enough at this point. Now seven days and a wakeup until we're 3/C and the firsties commission and enter the Fleet! 2/C about to get their rings. This place is really something. Day to day it can suck donkey you know whats, and some days and weeks it seems like that pile just grows and grows and grows and there's no getting out from under it. I am starting to think there is a lot of that no matter which path I would have chosen though.

'28, you are not even here yet but there is room for you here. You belong here. You will have to earn it every day, but the only person who can really truly keep you out or get rid of you is you.

Last August at PPW when I was hanging out with squadmates' fams, I remember thinking "wow, I can't believe how close I got to these people in just 6 weeks, I have never felt anything like this for people other than my family." Yesterday at Herndon I just took a minute to look around at everyone and notice how much we have all grown, even beyond that day. Even that guy over there who got stuck with Ds in aptitude grew - a lot, actually. Even though I am still kind of finding my people. Even though I still feel, sometimes, like I'm not sure if I belong. (Not "belong here" because I know I do - does this make sense?) For many of us, this was the hardest year of our short lives but we stuck with it, and that really gives me a lot of hope and confidence that what we can eventually do in the Fleet will be worthwhile.

Gotta head to a briefing. '28, are you working out? You better be running!
 
I am wondering if c/o 25 fastened the dixie cover somehow. It was difficult to knock off.
They are careful about this. Class of 98 had the Dixie cup duct taped to the top. They had to prop a person on top of Herndon. He then used the anchor he took off a Mid cover to cut the tape and also used his teeth. He also happened to be a SEAL which only added to his legend. The lard does a good job of keeping it up there. It’s also very common to knock the Dixie cover off and then have to rebuild the pyramid over and over to get the combo cover up there.
 
'28, you are not even here yet but there is room for you here. You belong here. You will have to earn it every day, but the only person who can really truly keep you out or get rid of you is you.
True words,,,, Congrats 27 !
For many of us, this was the hardest year of our short lives but we stuck with it, and that really gives me a lot of hope and confidence that what we can eventually do in the Fleet will be worthwhile.
You will look back someday and realize that Plebe Year is just one step on the journey of life, and it wasn't so hard after all. All the hardships will be forgotten, and you will tell stories about funny (and stupid ) things that occurred Plebe year.


As an aside...the Herndon Climb was included in the Bob and Tom Morning radio show this morning.
 
They are careful about this. Class of 98 had the Dixie cup duct taped to the top. They had to prop a person on top of Herndon. He then used the anchor he took off a Mid cover to cut the tape and also used his teeth. He also happened to be a SEAL which only added to his legend. The lard does a good job of keeping it up there. It’s also very common to knock the Dixie cover off and then have to rebuild the pyramid over and over to get the combo cover up there.
I think the dixie cup was anchored by a thick big wad of fat, and difficult to dislodge. But they did it, congrats!. My plebe was in the bottom pile supporting the climbers, and said he was really tired after back-to-back Sea Trials and Herndon.
 
PLEBES NO MORE! What a year it's been! Well, 11 months, but close enough at this point. Now seven days and a wakeup until we're 3/C and the firsties commission and enter the Fleet! 2/C about to get their rings. This place is really something. Day to day it can suck donkey you know whats, and some days and weeks it seems like that pile just grows and grows and grows and there's no getting out from under it. I am starting to think there is a lot of that no matter which path I would have chosen though.

'28, you are not even here yet but there is room for you here. You belong here. You will have to earn it every day, but the only person who can really truly keep you out or get rid of you is you.

Last August at PPW when I was hanging out with squadmates' fams, I remember thinking "wow, I can't believe how close I got to these people in just 6 weeks, I have never felt anything like this for people other than my family." Yesterday at Herndon I just took a minute to look around at everyone and notice how much we have all grown, even beyond that day. Even that guy over there who got stuck with Ds in aptitude grew - a lot, actually. Even though I am still kind of finding my people. Even though I still feel, sometimes, like I'm not sure if I belong. (Not "belong here" because I know I do - does this make sense?) For many of us, this was the hardest year of our short lives but we stuck with it, and that really gives me a lot of hope and confidence that what we can eventually do in the Fleet will be worthwhile.

Gotta head to a briefing. '28, are you working out? You better be running!
so happy to see your update - I remember your post from last year when you weren't feeling so sure about things, and our whole family has thought of you throughout this year and wondered how you were doing (our DD applied last year but got the TD but will be USNA2028!). Thanks for checking in!
 
PLEBES NO MORE! What a year it's been! Well, 11 months, but close enough at this point. Now seven days and a wakeup until we're 3/C and the firsties commission and enter the Fleet! 2/C about to get their rings. This place is really something. Day to day it can suck donkey you know whats, and some days and weeks it seems like that pile just grows and grows and grows and there's no getting out from under it. I am starting to think there is a lot of that no matter which path I would have chosen though.

'28, you are not even here yet but there is room for you here. You belong here. You will have to earn it every day, but the only person who can really truly keep you out or get rid of you is you.

Last August at PPW when I was hanging out with squadmates' fams, I remember thinking "wow, I can't believe how close I got to these people in just 6 weeks, I have never felt anything like this for people other than my family." Yesterday at Herndon I just took a minute to look around at everyone and notice how much we have all grown, even beyond that day. Even that guy over there who got stuck with Ds in aptitude grew - a lot, actually. Even though I am still kind of finding my people. Even though I still feel, sometimes, like I'm not sure if I belong. (Not "belong here" because I know I do - does this make sense?) For many of us, this was the hardest year of our short lives but we stuck with it, and that really gives me a lot of hope and confidence that what we can eventually do in the Fleet will be worthwhile.

Gotta head to a briefing. '28, are you working out? You better be running!
Plebe2be,

Congratulations and well done! DD is Class of 2027 as well. Exciting to see all of you staying in the fight. You belong to the USNA Class of 2027 tribe. They are your people and you are theirs!
 
I saw my adopted plebe, and fellow SAF member, march in the color parade. Congrats to plebes no more!! Friday, becoming MIDN 3/C’s, is second only to commissioning in the excitement department!!

CONGRATS!!!!!!! You DID it 💯
 
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