helpful acronyms and jargon

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  1. sweettooth

    sweettooth Parent

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    please add to this list to help our candidates and parents participate in this forum! Please reply by first stating what word or acronym you are adding and then insert it aphabetically in the list. Corrections and more detailed explainations are appreciated too.

    CBT - cadet basic training
    CFA - cadet fitness assessment
    cow year - sopomore year
    DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
    LOA - letter if admission
    plebes - first year cadets
    yearling year - junior year
     
  2. mom3boys

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    APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
    BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
    CBT - cadet basic training
    CFA - cadet fitness assessment
    cow year - sophomore year
    DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
    LOA - letter if admission
    plebes - first year cadets
    yearling year - junior year
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
    BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
    CBT - cadet basic training
    CFA - cadet fitness assessment
    *cow year - Junior Year
    DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
    LOA - letter if admission
    plebes - first year cadets
    *yearling year - Sophomore year - also known as Yuks
    NC = New Cadet From R-day to Acceptance Day
    R-Day = Reception Day First day New Cadets report
    A-Day = Acceptance day NC's become Cadets and Plebes.
    MOC = Member of Congress
     
  4. WAMom68

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    Corrections in bold...

    APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
    BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
    CBT - cadet basic training (AKA Beast or Beast Barracks)
    CFA - cadet fitness assessment
    CFT - cadet field training (2nd summer)
    cow -junior year cadets
    DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
    Firstie - senior year cadets
    LOA - letter of admission
    plebes - first year cadets
    TAC - Company Tactical Officer
    TEE - Term end exam (final exam)
    yearling -sophomore year cadet

    oops...posted the same time as JAM, sorry for the duplicates.
     
  5. Just_A_Mom

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    APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
    Appointment - Acceptance by admissions to join the Corps
    BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
    CBT - cadet basic training (AKA Beast or Beast Barracks)
    CFA - cadet fitness assessment
    CFT - cadet field training (2nd summer)
    cow -junior year cadets
    DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
    Firstie - senior year cadets
    LOA - letter of assurance (a promise to receive an appointment if conditions are met)
    Nomination - The legal authority to receive an appointment
    plebes - first year cadets
    SAMI - Saturday AM Inspection. (White glove room inspection)
    TAC - Company Tactical Officer
    TEE - Term end exam (final exam)
    USCC - United States Corps of Cadets
    yearling -sophomore year cadet

    (apologies for not alphabetizing earlier, thanks WaMom68)
     
  6. mom3boys

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    APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
    Appointment - Acceptance by admissions to join the Corps
    BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
    CBT - cadet basic training (AKA Beast or Beast Barracks)
    CFA - cadet fitness assessment
    CFT - cadet field training (2nd summer)
    CoC-chain of command
    cow -junior year cadets
    DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
    Firstie - senior year cadets
    LOA - letter of assurance (a promise to receive an appointment if conditions are met)
    Nomination - The legal authority to receive an appointment
    plebes - first year cadets
    PPW-plebe parent weekend, this year held in March
    SAMI - Saturday AM Inspection. (White glove room inspection)
    TAC - Company Tactical Officer
    TEE - Term end exam (final exam)
    USCC - United States Corps of Cadets
    WAMI-Wednesday A.M. inspection (due to too many athletes missing SAMI)
    yearling -sophomore year cadet

    (apologies for not alphabetizing earlier, thanks WaMom68)
     

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