Hi, I just was appointed to the 2014 class and had a question I haven't seen yet on this board. Due to financial reasons, my parents can't come see me very often, but they did want to make one trip up to West Point during the first semester. I know most parents come to R-day, but to me I think it would be better for them to come once I know the school and can show them around and whatnot. Is A-day a good time to come to visit? Originally I was planning on them coming plebe-parent weekend but I read somewhere that it was in March. Is that true? I guess my question is just what is the best time for my parents to come during the first semester that would give me the most time to spend with them. Such as R-day, A-day, or some random weekend that doesn't have anything planned. Also, during Winter/Summer breaks, are your flights paid for back and forth? I wanted to know because my sister is a flight attendant and can put me on her buddy pass list if not. Another quick question: Can I still bring things that are not allowed during CBT but are allowed during the academic year? (i.e. contacts, iPod, books, etc.) Or should I just have my family ship it? I've never even met someone from a SA so it's all quite new to me, Thank you!