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Five Popular Excuses for NOT Going to USNA–Still

Building a high school grad worthy of being anointed ‘USNA midshipman’ isn’t easy, but nothing worth your effort is. As President John F. Kennedy said, A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not l...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 23, 2016

Plebe Parent Weekend–August 11-14

Plebe Parents’ Weekend is designed to offer parents, family members and guests an opportunity to visit with their Midshipman and experience a taste of the traditions, academics, and atmosphere unique to the Naval Academy prior to the start of t...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 7, 2016

Going to USNA? Ready for I-Day–Part II

I-Day for new USNA Plebes is June 30th. For details on that day, click this I-Day link.  Also, if you haven’t read Part I, click her for more on I-Day. I can’t improve on this list, so I’ll just pass it on… If you’re wo...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 23, 2016

Be the Man in the Arena

The summer before high school freshman year is for introspection, decisions about where the path through high school leads. Wherever that is must be right for each student. It may be technical schools, community college, a job. Or the USNA. If a teen...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 16, 2016

What’s it Like to Parent a USNA Midshipman–Part II

This is from one of the many USNA Parent sites that support the parents of Midshipmen: WHO AM I Dedicated to all who serve our country… I am one who shall stand beside you as you stand up for me when your country calls. I am beside you in spiri...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 29, 2015

Plebe Parent Weekend–August 13-17

This year, Plebe Parent Weekend is August 13-17, 2015. I can only imagine the excitement of those who are packing, planning, ready to see their Plebes after a long summer. How much will your child change? Will they still be excited about the USNA cho...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 3, 2015

Plebe Parent Weekend–August 7-10

This year, Plebe Parent Weekend is August 7-10, 2014. I can only imagine the excitement of those who are packing, planning, ready to see their Plebes after a long summer. How much will your child change? Will they still be excited about the USNA choi...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 4, 2014

Am I a Midshipman?

Accepting a military life is a serious choice. A USNA Midshipman lives the life of a warrior for four years during college, and then commits to five more afterward in the Field. That means in the Marines, flying, in a ship. I can’t make this de...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 19, 2014

Plebe Parent Weekend–August 8-11

This year, Plebe Parent Weekend is August 8-11, 2013. I can only imagine the excitement of those who are packing, planning, ready to see their Plebes after a long Plebe Summer. How much will your child change? Will they still be excited about the USN...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 4, 2013

Going to USNA? Ready for I-Day–Part I

I can’t improve on this list, so I’ll just pass it on… I-Day CHECK LIST (from the official Parent site--USNA.org) Get together the following must have items to take on I-Day… Officially Approved Items: Small, inexpensive Gym b...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 9, 2013

Going to USNA? Ready for I-Day

I can’t improve on this list, so I’ll just pass it on… I-Day CHECK LIST (from the official Parent site--USNA.org) Get together the following must have items to take on I-Day… Officially Approved Items: Small, inexpensive Gym b...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 9, 2013

Man in the Arena

The summer before freshman year is for introspection, decisions about where the path through high school leads. Wherever that is must be right for each student. It may be technical schools, community college, a job. Or the USNA. If a teen doesn’...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 5, 2012

Building a USNA Midshipman

This might be where the book got its title, but the poem is a letter… by General Douglas MacArthur for his son(1942) “Build me a son, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; o...
by USNA or Bust on Oct 29, 2012

Plebe Parent Weekend–August 9-12

This year, Plebe Parent Weekend is August 9-12, 2012. I can only imagine the excitement of those who are packing, planning, ready to see their Plebes after a long Plebe Summer. How much will your child change? Will they still be excited about the USN...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 6, 2012

Five Popular Excuses for NOT Going to USNA

Building a high school grad worthy of being anointed ‘USNA midshipman’ isn’t easy, but nothing worth your effort is. As President John F. Kennedy said, A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not l...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 2, 2012


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