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A Running Start

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Wright PhotoSo, the contrast from Swab Summer (our indoctrination summer) to now was pretty interesting. The summer flew by, the days were long but the weeks were short, that seems to be the way things go here at the Academy. I learned more than I ever thought was possible to learn in seven weeks and made some great friends. Right at the conclusion of Swab Summer we had one administrative week where we got everything we would need for the academic year and tired our best to learn how things work when the entire core came back. It was an odd adjustment, going from being told where to be every second of the day for seven weeks to operating on your own; we kind of forgot how to function independently.


Now that the school year has started, things are a lot different around the campus. It has shifted from military mode to academic mode with school work being everyone’s main priority. Being a 4/c (freshman) some of the menial tasks we are given get frustrating but I can’t help thinking that this only lasts a year and all I have to do it get through it. Despite that stuff, the Academy is a great place to be. I’m glad that this is where I ended up and look forward to the new challenge that every day brings.


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