Class of 2020 on the clock as Class of 2019 nears commissioning

It's funny how I can scroll through my Facebook feed, bounce from one topic to the other and not miss a beat. Recently, there's been a lot of Naval Academy activity, which I love. I revel in hearing about the Firstie families as they prepare for Commissioning Week and The Big Day. That was heartwarming. … Continue reading Class of 2020 on the clock as Class of 2019 nears commissioning

Mid Sib behind enemy lines: Coast Guard Academy

Part II Our Mid Sib has expressed a great interest in military service. And unlike her brother, who was strictly focused on the Naval Academy, she is open to all branches, including academies and ROTC programs. (I love her thought process - "Everyone who can serve should serve. And I'm capable of serving.") She's obviously seen plenty involving … Continue reading Mid Sib behind enemy lines: Coast Guard Academy

Plebes hit a “major” milestone while my Mid prepares for surgery

I have often commented about the Circle of Life at the Naval Academy. I continue to be mesmerized by the way the Mids, all living in tight quarters under regimented conditions, manage to live lives in totally different cycles. In this latest installment, the Plebes will select their majors this week. I've written about this … Continue reading Plebes hit a “major” milestone while my Mid prepares for surgery