Indoc Day Agenda

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  1. mwcole09036

    mwcole09036 Member

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    Indoctrination day is approaching fast and I was wondering if anyone knew what the schedule for the day included:

    Is this the day all of the medical tests are done?

    Do we get all of our immunizations we were not required to have prior?

    How long do we have to say bye to our loved ones?

    What is the attire we are required to wear?

    Besides the kit we are told to bring in our logging in packet, is their any other possessions we should bring?

    Lastly if anyone has any pointers on how to survive the day and the resulting weeks please don't hesitate.

    Also on another note does anyone know if their is a rugby BBQ as most other sports have?
     
  2. USMMADISTANCE

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    I don't have all the answers here because I will be reporting for Indoc just like you in 3 short weeks. The attire is in your logging in packet. Wear a nice short sleeved collared shirt and casual khakis pants or something to that extent. The only other possessions I will be bringing besides the ones listed is a Vornado fan and Goldbon. From what I've been told, do not bring things you won't need. Most things will be taken from you until after Indoc plus its just going to be additional weight you will have to carry around on your back. From what I've heard from Mid's already at KP, just prepare yourself physically and mentally. Physically, start running and be able to run at least 5 miles at a strong pace. The same goes for pushups and situps. Mentally, there isn't much you can do to be ready. Just don't take anything personally. Everything you do will be wrong and you will be corrected. If they ask you to do something, do it and go with it. Hopefully, someone else can answer your other questions. I hope this helps.
     
  3. KPMarineopsdad

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    USMMADISTANCE ....You pretty much nailed it. Indoc is only three weeks long and it's not THAT bad. In some ways Indoc will be the easiest time you have at KP. 1) You don't have to think very much, so give your brain a rest it's going to get quite a workout later on. 2) You will get 8 hours of sleep each night. I can almost promise you that won't happen again for a long, long time. Just do everything you are told to do. Do nothing you are not told to do. Realize that a Candidate is always wrong so don't take it personally when you are "corrected"
    and remember others have made it through this program and so can you.
     
  4. KPMarineopsdad

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    Most M/N will tell you they don't remember much of "I" day. It tends to get blurred with all of the activity. Once your parents drop you off you can hang with them for a while and say your goodbyes. Once you enter O'Hara Hall you won't be able to speak with them again. In O'Hara they will check you in and assign you to a company. As you emerge from O'Hara you will be in the "care" of one of the drill instructors. If you can make eye contact with one of your parents and indicate to them what company you are in with a prearranged signal it may help them to find your company when you line up to march in for lunch. Don't be too obvious about it since I an sure it is discouraged. A couple of fingers displayed as you are herded along should be sufficient. From there you will get your haircuts, some of your uniforms and change out of your civilian attire. In the past, The Candidates would assemble on the "grinder" in front of Delano Hall and the Superintendent would welcome them aboard with a brief speech. He would then tell them to turn around and wave goodbye to their parents who would be standing behind them. (This is why it helps if they know your company.) You are then marched into Delano Hall for lunch. The rest of the day is spent standing in line to be issued gear, uniform items and supplies. in the evening you will spend time meeting with your D.I.s stenciling your name on your uniforms and getting your rooms squared away. You will be dazed, confused and tired it's O.K you're supposed to be. Oh, and those mean upper class men who are yelling at you............a few years ago they were dazed, confused and tired too.
     
  5. mwcole09036

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    Thanks for all of the help so far guys. So its to my understanding they aren't going to give extensive medical tests all day and they are going to pretty much introduce us to the lifestyle in one abrupt day. Sounds peachy.
     
  6. Mindy G

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    I thought we (parents) got to say another good-bye after they were shaved and uniformed. This may be harder than I thought!!
     
  7. KPMarineopsdad

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    Sorry, we said goodbye outside O'Hara and didn't see him again until parents weekend. He had changed somewhat by then.
     
  8. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    only a wave from a distance....sorry :frown:
     
  9. KPMarineopsdad

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    And only if you can spot him. They all look alike by then.
     
  10. yogijer

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    Lonely walk !

    Sorry to say it was a very lonely walk back to the car after lunch muster at Indoc for class of 2012. Check the parent's page on the KP website after Indoc. The academy post picture's of each days activities. You will really look forward to viewing them. Buckle up the rollercoaster ride is warming up. 19 days to go :eek:
     
  11. Mindy G

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    Glad I found out when that last hug will be at USNA, USMA you get 1 last hug after they have been clothed and shaved. They only give you 1 minute hardly enough time for a hug and an after photo. I will survive and my DS will probably be relieved.
     
  12. KPMarineopsdad

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    If you get there early you can take plenty of time to say goodbye. But, once he goes inside he belongs to KP. He'll most likely be a little anxious himself so don't be surprised if he wants to go in and get the process started fairly soon after you arrive. He'll be in good hands so try not to worry too much.
     
  13. WESKI

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    Do check all the 2009 Parent Plebe tips http://www.usmma.edu/parents/Plebe%2...13 final.pdf that I started years ago and it's been updated. For Indoc day, get a good night sleep, start early, have a good breakfast with lots of liquids (you'll sweat bullets...), wear a distinctive colored shirt, both parent and student so you can spot each other, parents take pix by eagle before entering hall, last you will talk to them for at least a week! Visit the store for goodies, all the parent tents, go to the Super's talk in the auditorium, see them all line up, wave -- Takes lots of pix, figure out what company they are in and take pix of that on the grinder, especially the tall/short so you can spot them in all the posted web photos. and leave.

    Breathe and try to let go. Then haunt this forum and college confidential for other obsessed parents. :shake:
     
  14. kpmom2011

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    Ha Ha! Weski :) You really think there are "other" obsessed parents out there?

    Now that Jamz is graduating I am taking over Jamzmom's bottle of merlot...Actually have a full cabinet full of the stuff to get me through the next two years!

    Good Advice Weski!:thumb:
     
  15. 2013Parent

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    I appreciate everyone on this site. Taking the time to answer all the questions, sharing experiences, setting the expectations......nothing can compare to your first hand experience. It will make it easier, much easier, knowing somewhat what to expect and that it is just the beginning........

    I personally wish every single member of the class of 2013 well and hope to see each of you ring the bell (via internet clips) and watch each of you jump in the pool............Get it done ladies and gentlemen.....Acta non Verba !
     
  16. KPMarineopsdad

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    All of us were once where you are right now. Check these boards often. You will have a million questions once Indoc starts. The folks on these boards have been amazing over the years. You almost hate to see their mids graduate because you know you are going to miss their input (just kidding Jamzmom. Congratulations. Feel free to visit from time to time.)
     
  17. mgt

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    Thank You

    As a 2013 parent the information I have gathered and learned from reading the responses from the prior class parents as well as current and former MIDS has been unbelievable. I have shared the information with my son and hope he has a better understanding of what is ahead of him. From Indoc to Sea Year to the bell ringing, the hard times and good times. Keeping his focus on the objective and to enjoy the ride to get there. To realize that he will do nothing right for an interiem period of time, to being in a position of leadership to help mold the future classes, to ringing the bell and diving in the pool in sheer jubilation. It will be one heck of a journey and to (to the best of his ability) enjoy every step of the process. Thank you all for insight, truthfulness and understanding our questions and lack of "insider" knowledge.
     

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