There are various "blocks" of time and assignments related to each. Depending on which block the mids get, leave time can be in continuous weeks, or scattered throughout the summer. |
My mid got "0" block last year, missing Herndon, sea trials, and the "plebes no more" ceremony. He was then home for 1 week, returned for his next cruise, and returned to about 6 weeks of freedom during which he worked about 60 hours/week at a summer job. This year, he drew a later assignment for the first one, will be home for a week between them, and will have only two weeks before he has to report back.
Plebes who do not fare well in chemistry, calc, or both will spend time on the yard going to summer school
What? You mean every year there is a handful of plebes that do not get to do Herndon, Sea Trials, and the "Plebes No More" ceremony? Maaann...I'd give up my entire leave for those experiences. So, I'm guessing that the summer blocks are assigned and mids get no say so in what block they want, correct?