Probably true -- Enforcement of the limited access seems pretty lax. I was in Annapolis a month or so ago. When we went to the Midstore, my wife and daughter came in and went out several times unescorted and without being challenged. No one asked for ID or anything when we checked out either. It's also been pretty lax when I was there for Reunions -- I presume they just assume everybody is a grad.Maybe there won’t be a card needed at all anymore. As I said, I didn’t have mine with me last year and had no problem. I guess it’s safe to assume that all people there during that time are there for a Plebe.
This year's PTR didn't have any extra "parent stuff" than it usually does. There may still be a Parent packet coming, in the past, about a week before IDay, we were sent a packet with the company/platoon info, welcome letter, Iday schedule, map of Annapolis and area, and the temporary Mid Store Card/ Midstore Visitor center hours and info/discount card. It is possible they are sending this in an email this year, but my guess is the email will have attachments.
I wouldn't assume this yet. The two cards weren't related in any way. It wouldn't have been in the PTR. It usually comes later.Should we assume then that the card has been discontinued as well? We dissected the entire PTR again, and found nothing related to the store (in mine).
It’s tragic the stuff that gets tossed. Hopefully there are dumpster divers that are allowed to get some of that repurposed/reused. Common with all college move outs I know, but at XXX college, the dumpster divers are there waiting.Wait till you have to take all that issued Plebe year gear home over the summer! Needed a SUV and roof rack and still could not see out the rear view mirror. Yes they get a locker, but try fitting three seasons of uniforms and all issued gear in that. Some Plebes can combine and rent storage. If you can take it home they can take back only what they need for the next season uniform change and it is a lot easier. Believe me there are closets full at home during four years. Good luck to all Plebes to Be and more to Parents.
To clarify, I was referring to the full bottles of cleaning supplies, boxes of snacks and Gatorades, all the peripheral stuff DS talked about that was tossed because they can fit it in anywhere to store. Including the car to the sponsors house. Lots and lots of that kind of thing in the dumpsters. Not talking about uniforms or stuff they are issued. It’s unfortunate that good stuff cant get donated somewhere. I get it, not unique to USNA.Nothing issued gets dumped unless they want to purchase later when needed. It's not San Francisco or New York no dumpster diving allowed without proper security clearance.