I have not posted on here often but I do read the forum regularly. As I was thinking last night about DS and if he would be fortunate enough to receive an appointment to USNA, I came up with couple ?'s that I never asked during our visits (4 times) to USNA. Hopefully someone on here can help out with "lessons learned". #1 - Is there a "preferred" cell service provider for the Midshipmen? #2 - As a parent is it beneficial to setup some sort of "cloud" service for your Mid so they can share photo's/etc..? #3 - Wristwatch. Any preference or lessons learned? Smartwatch, expensive rugged watch, cheap watch,etc? #4 - This is kind of an odd question. When your plebe does receive liberty (for example Sunday afternoon), is it out of ordinary for family to meet and spend day with them at the Mall or other local attraction? Or would we be better off keeping distance until they are able to come home? Any insight or experiences would be greatly appreciated.