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  1. beyond

    beyond KπΣ15'

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    Nope, make sure he gets his TWIC and the other required vaccinations/immunizations, but besides those things, enjoy the ride and start counting down here:

    http://usmma2016.com/
     
  2. kathyh

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    So many questions!

    What is the TWIC? My DD has accepted her appointment and we are overseas. She will not graduate from H.S. until 8 June so there is only a small window of time to land stateside PREPARED for Indoc!
     
  3. kpskilegac

    kpskilegac Member

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    TWIC

    TWIC is the transportation workers identification card. If she is unable to get it prior to reporting, in past years the academy has made arrangements for those without it to travel to NYC or other local location to obtain it. The only downside is that the kids have had to give up a couple of days of a break to get it if I recall correctly. This is a document they must apply for in person and pick up in person.

    Make sure she is up to date on everything else and don't forget about the wisdom teeth. The general consensus is get them out before they report for INDOC or they will have to have them removed at some point before their first sea term. There are lots of posts about wisdom teeth on the forum to check out.
     
  4. julieannreed

    julieannreed mom

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    I felt that getting the TWIC card was about the hardest part of my DS's preparation. At the time, the closest TWIC office was over 3 hours away from our home. He had to set an appointment, get all of the needed paperwork ready, drive there at the wee hours of the morning in order to get the early appointment (the office said get the early ones to avoid waiting), and then wait several weeks till the card was ready and drive again. So 12-14 total hours of driving and waiting for the card was quite a hassle. The following site says that it may take 6-8 weeks to get the card but if I remember right, it took about 3-4 weeks for my DS.
    http://www.twicinformation.com/twicinfo/faqs.jsp
     
  5. kathyh

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    Thanks for the TWIC info

    KPSKILEGAC and JulieAnnReed,
    We appreciate the info on the TWIC and will start right away! Now, the wisdom teeth removal may be a bit harder to swallow for our DD... Well, we will get 'er done.:eek:
     
  6. h20costable

    h20costable H2OCoNstable

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    TWIC & Teeth

    TWIC has gotten so much easier than it was when my son went 3 years ago. I have to get 1 for my work as well, and just renewed it last month. They have seriously worked out the bugs - but have limited the places you can go to apply / renew. Alas, nothing has changed in the world of wisdom teeth removal......
     
  7. Jeffb

    Jeffb USMMA Midshipman

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    Is it a requirement for everyone to have their wisdom teeth removed?
     
  8. kdbax

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    It's not a "requirement," but you can be fairly sure they'll have to go before sea year. As part of the paperwork before reporting, KP does require a dental form indicating either the removal of the wisdom teeth or the dentist's belief that removal is unnecessary. DS's dentist refused to remove his wisdom teeth before he reported for Indoc, considering it unnecessary. However, there was DS, at the end of his plebe year, going to a dentist in Great Neck to have all four removed at once. No sea year otherwise.
     
  9. kpdad2015

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    On the other hand my DS is like me, my wisdom teeth didn't come in until my late twenties and my sister's never came in. So his dentist last year said he would remove them, but there was nothing to remove.

    This is a continuing discussion on this forum, so now you probably read a bunch of comments. The truth is, if they're fully in they can stay, if there's no sign of them ever coming in they can stay. If anything else occurs they need removed because why would you want the pain of them when your a week from a port.
     
  10. Jeffb

    Jeffb USMMA Midshipman

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    That makes sense! We'll get him checked out. Thanks
     
  11. Myeri

    Myeri Banned

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    Thank you for this info, I am new here and expecting good time here.
     
  12. kathyh

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    Class of 2016- last minute request for info! HELP!

    Our DD leaves from overseas in two days to prepare for Indoc - submitting the TWIC application and shopping for supplies we cannot get overseas. She has been on the Facebook page for the class of 2016 and states that other "friends" have been referring to a 100+ page document. We are not sure what they are referring to.

    We have submitted all of the medical paperwork, have done the survey for incoming candidiates and have had her wisdom teeth and braces removed. She has referred to the Logging In Book to let me know what she still needs supply wise.

    Can anyone tell us what we are missing?

    Many thanks!:confused:
     
  13. Lynpar

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    Kathy in the Logging In book there should be a page for the student to check off forms, items, etc. we also just checked off all the lists we came upon. If you have that it will help. If not I would imagine you can download it or at least read it online as well. Please let us know if you cannot access it and I am sure we can figure out if you still need something. My DS flew out to Indoc on his own ( only from the middle of the US) so I understand (somewhat) of what you are going through.:thumb:
     
  14. Lynpar

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    Kathy in the Logging In book there should be a page for the student to check off forms, items, etc. we also just checked off all the lists we came upon. If you have that it will help. If not I would imagine you can download it or at least read it online as well. Please let us know if you cannot access it and I am sure we can figure out if you still need something. My DS flew out to Indoc on his own ( only from the middle of the US) so I understand (somewhat) of what you are going through.:thumb:
    There is also a parents of 2016 page as well. Aside from some squabbling :)redface: I may or may not be involved in that) you will find others who are doing exactly the same things right now and you will find the most current information. Good luck and best wishes.
     
  15. 4 kids

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    Naval Science Indoctrination Package

    She is talking about the Questionnaire for National Security Positions (Standard Form 86 2010) which is referenced in the packet received from the Department of Naval Science. It is a 127 page questionnaire which is to be completed online, printed out, and then hand-delivered at INDOC. Just in case you did not get the packet, the packet says to call Ms. Shifa Santiago and/or Ms. Stacy Jordan in the Naval Science Administrative office at 516-726-5790/5787 for "any general questions". There are other things in the packet, including a fingerprint card, that need to be prepared before indoc. Good luck.
     
  16. kathyh

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    Thanks LynPar and 4kids!

    DD and I appreciate your help on this! She will look for it this morning. If it was mailed it may not have arrived yet as our mail service is horrible. We will make a call if we don't see it. THANKS!
     
  17. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg USMMA

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    Hello, '88 KP Alum Here

    Hello Everyone, Joined the group to learn about the current situation at KP. Buddy of mine has a kid that was just dis-enrolled for what was seemingly a minor issue. He was caught AWOL at the Great Neck movie theater. He was a second classman, with one other Class 2 violation in his 3rd class year (onboard consumption - 50 and 6 from what I recall). I heard the new admin was cleaning things up, but had no idea it was going this far. Also heard that the time-honored tradition of ringing the bell after passing license boards is going to be a regulated, mustered event, per a new procedure. Re: the new admin cleaning it up -- several months ago I read a major media article that lambasted KP for some serious issues in the past few years, including fraternization between the admin and the students with alcohol involved at late night parties on campus. However, the pendulum has surely swung if they're tossing kids out for AWOL at the movie theater. I'll look through threads for more info on the situation. Thanks for reading...

    Acta Non Verba
     
  18. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    AWOL is AWOL. Doesn't matter where you are.
     
  19. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg USMMA

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    My terminology may not be current/precise here. Over the Wall is the term we used when we were off KP without liberty. It is a Class 2 violation, and traditionally carries 50 demerits and 6 wks restriction (50/6). Expulsion was not an option for a Class 2.

    However, "AWOL" while on sea duty has always been a Class 1 violation, 100/8. It traditionally has almost always resulted in expulsion. The prime example is missing a ship after liberty in port.
     
  20. KP2013Momm

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    The info on bell ringing you heard is correct, have not heard anything about your friends son.
     

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