Hello to everybody! I just wanted to let you all know that my daughter sent in her acceptance to USNA. She has really started to get excited about this and is spending time learning as much as possible in order to be as prepared as she can. She's trying to understand the ranking system and to be able to identify them in a moments notice. It's a little different for her because she has always been in an Army centered environment but she'll get it down. She's also going to spend some time working on her swimming this spring. PT has never been an issue with her but she read that sometimes they substitute a 500 swim in place of the run (yikes)! One question I wanted to ask is about her ROTC scholarship. We have been told by a good friend that attends USAFA that she shouldn't advise her scholarship school about accepting the appointment to USNA yet because he saw quite a few of his friends at summer training (whatever USAFA calls it) be sent home with medical issues. He said she may need this still if anything happens between now and then, and that she can notify them after she is medically okayed at USNA. It sounds good, but I feel like it is a little dishonest. We want a back up plan but part of me thinks this could be offered to another applicant at her scholarship school. What do you think? Anyway, I'm really excited to be a USNA mom and am looking into joining their parents organization. They seem very organized and have a lot of information to help with the endless questions and worries. Okay, and here it goes...................................................... GO NAVY......BEAT ARMY!!!!