Indoc Photos / Bands on Arm

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  1. H20Bug1

    H20Bug1 Member

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    I see that some of the plebes at indoc have armbands on. Does anyone know what that means?
     
  2. shutterbugC

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    Yep, many of us do know what that means. It is a chit sheet, (I believe that is what they call it). It tells the DI what they cannot do because they are or were sick. Mostly, just not drinking enough water.
     
  3. Lynpar

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    How is that pronounced? Is it "ch" like Chicklets or "ch" like chauvinist? :wink:
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Chit is for chicklets :)

    it's a hard 'ch'

    You'll hear that term a lot in the future. It can be anything from a sick chit to a special liberty chit, to an attendance chit, etc etc. Basically just think of a chit as a piece of paper on which things are usually routed to other people.

    So for the sick chits, it's from the doctor to that person's chain of command.
     
  5. markmel225

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    Indoc pics?

    I was told that they normally post pics during indoc and I only see the pics from drop off day. Anybody know anything??
     
  6. Joyfnp

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    See very top forum in USMMA; that has links to all the known pictures.
     
  7. zonker

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    White string on belts.... another common observation:

    They keep track of how much water they've had by tying knots (iirc)
     
  8. julieannreed

    julieannreed mom

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    I saw my son with a white band last year as a plebe and found out it was poison ivy. I guess the plant is along the trails they run. He is very susceptible to it and got treatment right away. He also picked up ring worm during the third tri when he was in the wrestling room working out a few days (not a wrestler). Just a head's up if you have a DS or DD who is susceptible too.
     
  9. kpmom2011

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    There is a link to all indoc photos posted (other than waterfront ones) on the National Parents Website...NEW WEBSITE....http://KPPARENTS.COM
     

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