Really USNA? Plebes are using rolling carts on I Day? The academies seems to get kinder and gentler every year. I tried to post a link to the video, but couldn't. I know carrying a heavy bag all day doesn't make someone a warrior, but so many of the character building practices have gone by the wayside. In my opinion the academies are trying to attract more people that were turned off by the sacrifices every plebe and Doolie had to endure. Although I dislike hazing and brutality as was illustrated in Jim Webb's book "Sense of Honor", I think a lot of the discipline and strictness was what made these dedicated kids so special. It is also a reason so many grads are so proud to have endured it. What's next, allowing ladders at Herndon? Of course, it's just my opinion.