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(Video) The first 3 weeks of Indoc…Fast Paced!

Fire Training at NAPS

Naval Academy Indoc Training

This is a great video created by one of our detailers, MIDN 1/C Radix Harris ’15.

This is video overview of our Indoc training at the US Naval Academy Preparatory School. This is mostly Company 2, Class of 2015. Indoc was intense, fast paced, fun, and just a taste of what we will be doing next year during plebe summer.

 

Day 1 – United States Naval Academy Preparatory

Fresh haircuts and now studying our "Rates." Which is basically military knowledge.

Today is Day 1 at Naval Academy Preparatory School. I will be having my Dad, update my website while I am in the dark. Here are just few pictures from Day 1.

Checking in at NAPS!

Checking in at NAPS!

Lined up for haircut at Naval Academy Preparatory School

Lined up for haircut at Naval Academy Preparatory School

Fresh haircuts and now studying our "Rates." Which is basically military knowledge.

Fresh haircuts and now studying our “Rates.” Which is basically military knowledge.

 

 

Pop Nye – What happen to your shirt?

Andrew Samaniego chosen as the 2014 Superscout

I finally got a copy of the Redlands Daily Facts where I was building a fire during the Super Scout competition. While building the fire I had to take my shirt off to block the wind from blowing out the fire. Fortunately, I was the first to burn the rope and win the overall competition.

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Memorial Day Service

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Today I was honored to lead the Yucaipa High School JR ROTC Memorial Day Service in the City of Banning. It will also be the last time I wear my Air Force JR ROTC uniform and my next uniform will be that of the United States Navy when I attend to US Naval Academy Preparatory school at Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island in July.

3rd Eagle Project this month – Alex Bottenberg

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This is our 3rd Eagle Project this month with Troop 11. This project was led by Alex Bottenberg. We painted the teen center at City of Yucaipa. I just realized this is my final Eagle Project I will participate in prior to leaving scouting.

 

Troop 11 Eagle Project led by Brett

Rock garden and seculence garden

This was second Eagle project this month with my troop. My friend, Brett Everst, completed his Eagle Project at Unity of Yucaipa Church. We built a rock and succulence garden that was the final part of another Eagle Project we did a Labyrinth, last year led by Ventura Wilson.

 

 

I finally won Boy Scout Super Scout at Pop Nye

First one to get fire going and burn rope

Last month, I competed in my final Boy Scout Camporee called Pop Nye with my Troop 11. I was a member of the Ice Hawk Patrol and had a great time and was really proud how the young Ice Hawks competed. They even earned the presidential award which means they scored at least 90% in every category.

I also got a chance to compete in the Super Scout competition and I finally won this competition. It was something I wanted to earn before leaving boy scouts program in couple months. Here was recent article that was posted in the Redlands Daily Facts.

 Andrew Samaniego Wins Super Scout

Andrew Samaniego Wins Super Scout

Accepted to US States Air Force Academy Prep

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This afternoon I received an email that I was just accepted to US States Air Force Academy Prep School at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. I was curious that I had not heard anything. This was the last military academy that I had not heard from after applying to all five.

Although, I am completely humbled and honored by the offer by the US Air Force Academy. I have already accepted my officer to Naval Academy Prep School and have to report to Naval Station, Newport Rhode Island on July 22, 2013

 

US Air Force Academy Prep School

US Air Force Academy Prep School

Army ROTC Scholarship

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Last year, I started my journey to attend college and I applied to all the service academies and civilian schools and finally for the ARMY & NAVY ROTC Scholarships.

Although, I signed my letter of intent for the United States Naval Academy Prep School at the Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island. It is interesting to see what could have happen.

Last week, I found out I was awarded a full ARMY ROTC scholarship to the University of Texas in San Antonio. I also received acceptances to Texas A&M and UC Riverside.

I mention in a earlier post I also received an appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.I am curious still curious if I will receive any offers from Air Force Academy or West Point. They are supposed to notify us by April 15th.

It was neat getting the letter below.

 

Full Scholarship to University of Texas.

Full Scholarship to University of Texas.

Yucaipa Youth Commission Visits El Dorado Park

Yucaipa Youth Commission Visits El Dorado Park

Our Yucaipa Youth Commission got to visit the new El Dorado park here in Yucaipa. It is a nature preserve with trails for hikers, horse back riding or bicyclist. It is truly beautiful and only about 1 mile from my home.

Yucaipa Youth Commission Visits El Dorado Park

Yucaipa Youth Commission Visits El Dorado Park

Kitty Hawk Air Society

Kitty Hawk Air Society

I received my official Kitty Hawk Air Society certificate. The Kitty Hawk Air Society (KHAS) is the Honor Society for the AFJROTC program. The purpose of the KHAS is to further instill cadet Leadership and Teamwork qualities. In a manner similar to other Honor Societies, “Kitty Hawkers” are required to maintain a 3.0 weighted GPA with no grade below a “C”. Specific KHAS objectives are: to promote higher academic standards; be of service to the school and community; promote excellence, integrity, and initiative; develop leadership ability; encourage academic excellence, and further educational development in post high school years. KHAS members also serve in key leadership positions throughout the corps.

I had the honor to restarting this program at Yucaipa High Schoool

Kitty Hawk Air Society

Appointment to Unites States Merchant Marine Academy

I am honored by the Appointment to Merchant Marine Academy.

I am honored to have received an appointment to United States Merchant Marine Academy. I wanted to personally thank Congressman Paul Cook for the nomination to the academy. However, since I have accepted an appointment to United States Naval Academy Prep School, I will be turning down this appointment and I know someone else will have the honor to attend this amazing school.

Pre-Pop Nye Training

And the winner is....

We had our pre-pop nye training and Chili Cookoff this weekend. I was teaching the scouts map and compass. It was a great 3 day campout. I got to give out the Rhino Presentation award to the Ice Hawk Patrol. Congradulations to Icehawks.

Yucaipa News Mirror: Yucaipa High School senior accepts US Naval Academy Prep School offer

Yucaipa High School Senior Accepts US Naval Academy Prep School Offer

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Yucaipa High School Senior Accepts US Naval Academy Prep School Offer

Signed my acceptance letter to USNA

USNA Prep Offer ready for the mail.

It’s official I signed my acceptance letter to the United States Naval Academy Prep School. Upon satisfactory completion of the 10 month program, I will become part of the Class of 2019 at the Academy.

The USNA was always my first choice, and there is no reason for me to wait.

Signing my USNA Prep Offer

Signing my USNA Prep Offer

USNA Prep Offer ready for the mail.

USNA Prep Offer ready for the mail.