We are a military family, but our USNA MID is the first Academy attendee. I just want all you unsure parents to know that each of the Academy's has an e-mail, type blog-Network where parents share the most incredible amount of information and support. You get the info on this near the time they head off for Induction Day. you will get every detail and time line you ever wanted. and an incredible network of "Family" An example might be.... a Mid who's flight gets canceled leaving him stranded. The parent shoots out an email and usually within minutes is getting offers from someone, to go pick that Kid Up and keep him overnight and then get him to the Airport the next morning. You will get more information, support, and offers for game tickets than you can ever imagine. Before long you will want all your kids to go there so you don't have to leave your Family of Academy Parents! So don't worry you wont be in it alone!