SLS Arrival

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  1. D. Robinson

    D. Robinson 5-Year Member

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    I was just curious what time everyone is planning to arrive for Session 1 tomorrow.

    I decided to come a day early and stay at the Marriot located next to the airport. If anyone happens to be in the hotel, let me know!
     
  2. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016 5-Year Member

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    Will be arriving on Newark at 6:00AM.

    I know of a couple of people who are as well.
     
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    1017225 5-Year Member

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    I'll be getting into Newburgh at like 9:30 or so and then have to drive to West Point. So a little later than I'd like, but early enough to be on time!
     
  4. conjbuck

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    A bit of weird question, but what are you guys wearing there, does it say specifically in the packet?
     
  5. D. Robinson

    D. Robinson 5-Year Member

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    It doesn't specify in the packet, but from what I've read, khaki pants/shorts and a polo are appropriate. That's what I intend to wear, and I think the same will be fine for you.
     
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    have a great time guys! I'm going for session 2 when you guys come back :thumb:
     
  7. NamD

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    Ill be arriving at Newark at around 6 am as well. I am an asian guy wearing a black polo and khaki cargo shorts! look for me :)
     
  8. NamD

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    A quick question..the packing list didnt specify how many shirts to bring. im only bringing 2 polo shirts and the rest are all nice V-neck shirts or plain t-shirts. is that ok?
     
  9. conjbuck

    conjbuck 5-Year Member

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    I was wondering about the shirts too, they give you three t's for training and two polos for classes. I myself am going to bring like two t-shirts and a polo. I'm going to wear khaki pants there too.
     
  10. NamD

    NamD Candidate 5-Year Member

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    really? man..i better take some shirts out of my luggage then..
    I heard the clothes they issue you stink. is anyone bringing detergent?
     
  11. NamD

    NamD Candidate 5-Year Member

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    Also, is anyone bringing school work? Im bringing a book and a notebook for an assignment that I have to do...:rolleyes:
     
  12. br1ankim24

    br1ankim24 5-Year Member

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    i remember reading from another post that we should bring detergent to wash our stinky clothes in the sink (better than nothing) haha. and I'll probably bring a school book along or something. It's going to be a long plane ride when riding by yourself (well, for me at least).
     
  13. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet 5-Year Member

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    They only stink after you sweat in them after a couple of days. If you don't bring detergent just wear the underarmour pt shirt in the shower and it should work. Crude but effective.

    Have a good time at SLS y'all. It's a fun week. :thumb:
     
  14. NamD

    NamD Candidate 5-Year Member

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    thanks!
    just wondering but when does the CFA take place? is it a good idea to practice the CFA one last time before getting on the plane (pushups/situps/pullups mainly)?
     
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    How many bags are you guys brining on? I'm just carrying one bag on and bringing my backpack with some school stuff in it.

    For the record, I am not brining detergent.
     
  16. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet 5-Year Member

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    The CFA takes place the morning of the first full day you are there at SLS. I don't think practicing one more time if you've been practicing for the last few months will make a bit of difference. At this point there's not a lot you can do to change what your scores are going to be.
     
  17. 2015USMA

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    Also, don't forget that the CFA administered at SLS is a "free-be". If you dont pass, then you can retake it again later on this year.

    I went into SLS thinking I was unlikely to pass the CFA, a few days later I found out I passed!! The reverse is also true, many of my squad mates failed the CFA after thinking they were a sure win because they could max out at one of the events. Good luck though, and make sure you have fun!
     

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