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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

You Know You’re a Plebe Parent if…

From one of the many USNA parent networks. It all starts with a sense of humor You Know You’re a PLEBE PARENT When… you somehow work into every conversation that your child is a Midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. you find a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 5, 2016

You Know You’re a Plebe when…

These are from the USNA parent networks. Good reading… You Know You’re a PLEBE When… your favorite word is “YUT!” it is dark when you get up and it is dark when you go to sleep you wake up and discover your bed is on fir...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 27, 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

You Know You’re a Plebe Parent When…

From one of the many USNA parent networks. It all starts with a sense of humor You Know You’re a PLEBE PARENT When… you somehow work into every conversation that your child is a Midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. you find a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 20, 2015

You Know You’re a Plebe if…

If you read my post on Plebe Parents, here’s one for your future or current Plebes. These are from the USNA parent networks. Good reading… You Know You’re a PLEBE When… your favorite word is “YUT!” it is dark when...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 25, 2015

Checklist: Physical Qualifications for USNA Acceptance

Start by reading this post for a general overview of the critical USNA pre-acceptance requirements. Done? OK. Let’s talk about physical qualifications. True, it’s not the first on the list, but it’s the one you can start right now,...
by USNA or Bust on Sep 14, 2014

Checklist: Physical Qualifications for USNA Acceptance

Start by reading this post for a general overview of the critical USNA pre-acceptance requirements. Done? OK. Let’s talk about physical qualifications. True, it’s not the first on the list, but it’s the one you can start right now,...
by USNA or Bust on Sep 14, 2014

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

You Know You’re a Plebe if…

If you read my post on Plebe Parents, here’s one for your future or current Plebes. These are from the USNA parent networks. Good reading… You Know You’re a PLEBE When… your favorite word is “YUT!” it is dark when...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 23, 2014

You Know You’re a Plebe Parent wHEN…

From one of the many USNA parent networks. It all starts with a sense of humor You Know You’re a PLEBE PARENT When… you somehow work into every conversation that your child is a Midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. you find a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 17, 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

You Know You’re a Plebe Parent if…

from one of the many USNA parent networks. It all starts with a sense of humor You Know You’re a PLEBE PARENT When… you somehow work into every conversation that your child is a Midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. you find a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 21, 2013

You Know You’re a Plebe if…

If you read my post on Plebe Parents, here’s one for your future or current Plebes. These are from the USNA parent networks. Good reading… You Know You’re a PLEBE When… your favorite word is “YUT!” it is dark when...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 14, 2013

A Day in the Life of a new Plebe

This was a few years ago, so maybe they’re nicer now… Follow USNA or Bust on Twitter Jacqui Murray wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster f...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 8, 2013

Checklist: Physical Qualifications for USNA Acceptance

Start by reading this post for a general overview of the critical USNA pre-acceptance requirements. Done? OK. Let’s talk about physical qualifications. True, it’s not the first on the list, but it’s the one you can start right now,...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 13, 2013

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

You Know You’re a Plebe if…

If you read my post on Plebe Parents, here’s one for your future or current Plebes. These are from the USNA parent networks. Good reading… You Know You’re a PLEBE When… your favorite word is “YUT!” it is dark when...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 25, 2012


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