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Formal Room and Wing

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 Alex Min There’s nothing quite like spending hours cleaning with your shipmates, trying to make every inch of your company spotless and smelling good. Once a month, the fourth class cadets assemble and embark on an all night experience, which normally continues into the early morning hours. From cleaning the heads (bathrooms) to scrubbing off the scuffs on the deck (floor) we do it all. During a formal room and wing, the ranking cadets at the Academy inspect company areas, rooms, and the bathrooms.

Formal room and wings are not fun, but it serves a good purpose. It is a humbling experience to spend hours cleaning and makes me appreciate the hard work that so many others have to do every day. Each formal room and wing also provides an opportunity to catch up with my shipmates while we scrub and brush the decks. However, the best is when it’s all over and you feel so accomplished and proud to see the decks shining in the light.

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