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Almost Home

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 Hunter Warren Thanksgiving leave is just around the corner and the fact that nearly all cadets will have three to four total weeks of leave around the holidays this winter is very noticeable. Corps-wide morale is on the upswing! No doubt, the two longest months at the Academy are October and January since each month has only one long weekend: Columbus Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, respectively. We learn to “live for” long weekends here at the Academy since Mondays off allow many cadets (even 4th class or freshman) who live in New England or the mid-Atlantic like myself (I’m from Delaware) to go home. Other cadets from the mid-west, south, and west coast often spend long weekends at sponsor families’ homes around New London or with classmates, they travel to Boston or NYC in groups on Amtrak, or just stay at the Academy and get caught up on homework and coveted sleep.

I am so excited to spend some quality time with my family and visit some friends from high school as I return home next week. I know that once I return to the Academy, things will get crazy… We will have projects and papers due, final exams to study for, and the Combat Arms Team, of which I am a member, is travelling to Hartford for some outdoor weapons practice. Stay tuned for more and Happy Thanksgiving!

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