Hard as it is to believe----the class of 2014 is nearing the end of the 4C year. Roller coasters aside it is hard to believe that in a little over 2 months these young men and women will complete the first year at the academy. Wow ----for some parents it's been a rough road and for some an exciting trip. Our children however have proven they control their own futures and we must surely let them follow it -on their own with the brothers and sisters they have made at USNA. They do not need us ---well 99% of the time .Our plebes are awesome and in spite of the parents ( yep me) have shown they are made of the right stuff. Whatever "boat " your plebe fits in --its still a major accomplishment---- Climb --plebes--climb!