I-Day is upon us. Good luck to all the candidates. Remember that umpteen thousands have successfully preceded you. No matter how bad it seems, it’s not the end of the world, time will pass. While packing, remember that there are probably only two things that are important to take, your sense of humor and your desire to be a team player. A quiet low key ability to see the humor in everything will take you far. Remember, none of it is personal. And in the long run, sometimes it is more important that your roommate looks good at a uniform inspection than you. The care packages are to make mom feel good. Let her do them. You will get fed. It may not be what mom cooks, but it will be plentiful and nutritious. You might as well get used to it. It will save you a lot of money over the next four years. And it will get you ready for the ward room on your first assignment. Don’t worry about who is planning to come to PPW. Let mom and dad have their way. You are going to want to sleep all weekend so it really doesn’t matter. Again, good luck.