Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by cousmma5280, Jun 27, 2017.
The Class of 2021 reports for indoctrination at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
And only 1, 455 days until graduation . . . .
Day 2 Indoc is posted on YouTube too:
Training Day 2 on Barney Square: Platoons 501 and 502
Here is Indoc Day 3
Platoons B02 and 202 at the Waterfront for Safety and Monomoys- (A type of surfboat used as a lifeboat)
For the Plebe Parents
TYPICAL INDOC DAY
• 0500 – REVIELLE
• 0515-0610 – PT
• 0645 – BREAKFAST
• 0810-1200 – TRAINING
• 1215 – LUNCH
• 1300-1600 – TRAINING
• 1600– INTRAMURALS
• 1800- DINNER
• 1900-2000 – CLASSES/CO TIME
• 2000 – CLEANING STATIONS
• 2050 – MAIL CALL
• 2100 – SHOWERS
• 2130 – LIGHTS OUT
And from a Midshipman-2130-2400, frantic ironing and shoe shining in the dark
Start mailing letters to them:
Plebe Candidate (Student Full Name) Class of 2021
U. S. Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
Encourage friends and family to send notes to your students during INDOC with words of encouragement.
DO send mail to your student daily and be sure to mail the first letter before you leave Great Neck on June 27th.
DO NOT send packages during INDOC; they will not be delivered to your student during this time.
and when you talk to him/her on your phone call, get his box number for use on the mail. If you know his/her company number and platoon number from the pictures you see, place it somewhere on the envelope, as it will assist in getting it to the right place. and, mail usually takes 4-5 days.
I have his box number but I have heard that for Indoc I should not address letters to him to that box number, rather than the general address above. Do you know what is correct?
My bad. DW corrected me. No box number during indoc. Sorry.
Rats, I just sent him one and included the box number. But, I also included his company etc. so it should be okay.
Back in the day, we were NOT allowed to do anything other than sleep once it was lights out. . .
That's probably why the frantic ironing and shoe shining is done in the dark
Platoons B01, 402, and 101 running drills at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Impressive how far they have come in 7 days.
“Approximately 281 candidates are participating in 2021 Indoctrination. This is day 6 of a total of 21 days of Indoctrination.
Under the leadership of Regimental Waterfront Office (RDW) Midshipman Nicholas Supry, 2018, trainers set up four basic seamanship skill stations; Fire fighting, Heaving Lines, Anchors and Compasses and Knot Tying.
Trainers for Fire Fighting: Alexis Lytle 2020, Mike Healy 2018 and Bill Stuckart 2020; Heaving Lines: Alex Stoyka 2020; Knot Tying: John Gallagher 2020 and Bryan White 2020; Anchors and Compasses: Patrick Lyle 2019.
Colton McClintock, Plebe Candidate from New Orleans, LA, volunteered to help the trainers extinguish the fire at the Fire Fighting station. J.C. Engel, Plebe Candidate from Austin, TX, also helped put out the fire for his group. In the videos of Fire Fighting, it is difficult to identify the Candidates as they are wearing what is called a flash hood for protection.
Midshipman Steve Hinton, Waterfront Ex. Indoctrination, spent the morning on the LIBERATOR with a large group of Candidates. While sailing to the Brothers Island, southeast of Manhattan, the Candidates learned survival skills, line handling, man overboard and each had some steerage time. You can see these Candidates in the group of photos – they are the largest group.
It was a great day at Yocum Sailing Center. The candidates were eager to learn new skills. The Trainers were very knowledgeable and spent time at each station answering all the Candidates questions.
It was terrific to see all the happy faces throughout the day.
Enjoy the photos and videos that are posted. And check back throughout the week as more photos are posted.”
~Kings Point Waterfront
Day 6 Indoctrination Video: Fire Fighting
Day 6 Indoctrination Video: Another Fire Fighting Video
Day 6 Indoctrination Video: Heaving Lines
Day 6 Indoctrination Video: The Monomoys
Day 6 Indoctrination Video: More Rowing
Not sure if this would be the right place to post this, but does anyone know if we're allowed to send Plebes pictures from home?
Wait until after Indoc is over. Do not send anything that will bring unwanted attention to your plebe candidate.
After July 20th IMHO. . .
• 9 July: Phone Call #1 (1900-1930 EST Tentative)
• 16 July: Phone Call #2 (1900-1930 EST Tentative)
• 17 July: INDOC is over
• 19 July Class of 2021 Acceptance Day (Internal Event)
• 20 July: Classes Begin
• 1-4 Sep: Parents Weekend (Labor Day)
Make your Reservations NOW!
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