Who has attended MMI?

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by peppypea, May 6, 2018.

  1. Parent of 4

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    Not at all. Care packages are encouraged and the kids also seemed to get endless food supplies delivered from Amazon and Walmart last year.
     
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  2. Voluhzia

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    Good day... 10 Days roll reporting... few questions on items to bring. Read last year’s Code of Conduct, but still...
    Running shoes - any requirements on color, fabric, leather?
    How much make up allowed for girls?
    Sunglasses restricted for some uniform. Does it mean it’s generally allowed?
    Waterbottles? Are there fountains to refill?
    Stereo allowed if it’s built-in radio into alarm clock, what about the ones built in with Bluetooth?
    I understood optional Desk Lamp is a must as at’s allowed to keep on after lights out taps...

    Any other recommendations?
     
  3. Proudteachermom

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    What kind of water bottle, that's one thing we didn't get.
    We just bought black and white running shoes, wasn't sure of the restrictions.
     
  4. TheNimble1

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    Looking forward to responses to the two previous posts. DD reports w/the SAP folks next Tuesday, so we're finishing up the packing list shopping this week.

    Here is my take on the questions above (again, just my thoughts - I am in no way an official source)
    * DD's running shoes are Brooks and are somewhat colorful. I haven't seen any regs re. the shoes, so I hope we'll be fine there.

    * No idea on make up for girls. I do know that DD is bringing her "skin care" stuff. As knucklehead dad, I'm honestly not sure what all that entails, but evidently there is some specificity to it. We'll see how well it the routine lasts in the new environment...

    * Sunglasses are making the trip, thought it sounds like she may not get to wear them much. Here is the quote from last year's Cadet Manual: Section 6.7, Page 50: Sunglasses. Not authorized to be worn in formations including organized PT although “transition”eyeglasses are permitted. Eyeglass straps will only be authorized during PT for necessary prescription eyeglasses.

    * Not sure on waterbottles. DD is planning to bring a couple of her Nalgene-type bottles. Will see if they come back home with us over Labor Day.

    * Re. stereos, I found this in Section 7.7, page 54: All cadets are authorized radios and stereos of compact size meaning the item is small enough to fit on the cadet’s desk and still allow ample room for studying. These devices may be used for entertainment only during limited periods daily. Volume will be low enough so as not to create a disturbance. Cadets should not be able to hear the sound in the neighboring rooms, hallway, or outside of the building. Abuse of this privilege will result in confiscation of the device.

    Here is the link to last year's Cadet Manual: http://marionmilitary.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MMI-Cadet-Manual-SY201-18-version-25-May-23.pdf

    DD is truly excited for this opportunity to attend MMI. We enjoyed our visit a few months ago and continue to hear nothing but good things about all of the MMI programs. Her Naval Academy Sponsorship provided the opportunity to attend a number of civilian prep schools, but she really wanted to get the military life started as soon as possible and couldn't find anything but positive feedback about MMI's SAP program. As I read somewhere else in the forums, they seem to have "cracked the code" for getting these kids prep'd for the respective Academies. Of course, the kids have to do the work (a lot of work!), but MMI really does seem to be the right place to be for those with Academy aspirations (sponsored or not). Being there with kids destined for other Academies as well as those in different commissioning pipelines will be a great benefit. As a parent, I have am confident about MMI being the right place for her to begin the next phase of life. Sad to see her go, but we're also really looking forward to next week.

    We're heading to Selma (from Nashville) on Sunday night. Will spend Monday relaxing and taking care of any last-minute items. Then, on to MMI on Tuesday morning. Hope everyone has safe travels to Marion!
     
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  5. Parent of 4

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    Do not stress over your packing list. MMI is very flexible. Because unlike the Service Academies MMI cadets have most weekends to themselves, after the initial ITC cycle, they understand most will be bringing their "civilian" attire and accessories. As long as what you bring fits in your foot locker its all good. I hope your cadets enjoy their year in the SAP program LTC Bowen and 1Sgt Dunfee do a great job.
     
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  6. Voluhzia

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    Any words out of Marion?
     
  7. Proudteachermom

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    I heard from my cadet a little the other night, she said that the stuff they are doing is fun, they keep them so busy, and the food sucks! She said her only struggle is missing us! On the Facebook page there is some videos of ITC yesterday, I didn't see my cadet though.
     
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  8. Voluhzia

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    Thanks. I just phoned the Commandant’s office to clear about the Labor Day weekend. Cadets to return on Monday before 6PM if leaving for the weekend...