Being a 2020 Naval Academy parent in the time of COVID-19

The Naval Academy taught the parents of the Class of 2020 to be flexible. We got through Plebe Summer. We got through Plebe Year. We rode the roller coaster through summer training and Alpha inspections and restrictions and Army-Navy games and 1,000 other things that all seem like distant memories now. None of that prepared … Continue reading Being a 2020 Naval Academy parent in the time of COVID-19

It’s time to party, Herndon style (podcast included!)

It's no secret 2020 has been a rough year for those of us associated with the United States Naval Academy. We've lost members of the Brigade and now the coronavirus is threatening to take away things we've been looking forward to, including Commissioning Week. But we are nothing if not optimists, so we will continue … Continue reading It’s time to party, Herndon style (podcast included!)

Does her basketball game fit with a military academy?

Our Mid Sib's journey has reached the most critical of junctures. She has secured a congressional nomination to the United States Air Force Academy and the rest of her application appears complete - medically qualified, all paperwork completed, and so on. As we hold our collective breath and wait ... and wait and wait and … Continue reading Does her basketball game fit with a military academy?