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Old 02-28-2013, 09:38 PM
 
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The young man will likely request Marine Corps aviation for the record.

$100 or less.

Thx.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:18 PM
 
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$100 cash.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:28 AM
 
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I like giving Japanese puzzle boxes and putting some cash in them....only problem is, you have to figure out how to open the box to put the money in!
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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I agree with cash.

My nephew went to the Naval Academy and he wasn't really allowed to have much of anything "his own" like a typical college student. Congratulations to the student!
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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My nephew went to the Naval Academy and he wasn't really allowed to have much of anything "his own" like a typical college student. Congratulations to the student!
Bingo. If the military wanted you to have tchotchkes, they would have issued them to you.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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Hooo-rah!

Don't do cash. He needs to be in his quarters doing professional development in his free time. Encourage him in this respect. The dumbest thing I saw new LTs doing was spending their money instead of studying.

Pick five books from this list that are about Aviation or small wars.

COMMANDANT OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS OFFICIAL READING LIST

I would also send him this book. As an Aviator, he will be fighting off a carrier at times.

Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway: Jonathan Parshall, Anthony Tully: 9781574889246: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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Here are a few ideas:

In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America's Longest War: Naval Academy Class of 2002, Joshua Welle, John Ennis, Katherine Kranz, Graham Plaster: 9781612511382: Amazon.com: Books

Fine Naval Academy gifts by M.LaHart under $100.

There is also the 4 hour Ferrari rental, the paid airline ticket, and pre-paid cards for them to spend as they see fit.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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I'm thinking one of the better serrated or hawkbill knives might be the ticket. My wife says no to cash.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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Congrats. I agree, cash for a night out with his friends.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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An MP3 player and a membership to Audible. Let him pick out his own books. If you know he has an MP3 player, just get the membership.
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