I am an American fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
If I am captured, I will continue to resist by means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
When does a flight arrive at the DFAC?
No more than 3 minutes before or after scheduled dining priorities
What is the proper time to report when your flight arrived at the DFAC? (Example: Another flight is still in bay area.)
Initial halting time is the official arrival time
Procedure of Cadet Flt/CC to enter DFAC
Halt Flight. Put at Parade Rest. Take most direct route to mess checker, halt one pace in front, initiate salute and say "SIR/MA'AM, ___ Flight reports with a dining priority of __, we
arrived at __."
Procedure if Flight arrives on time
The mess checker will say, "You have arrived on time, your flight may enter." After the mess checker gives instructions, the Cadet Flt/CC will ask, "Will that be all, SIR/MA'AM?" After the mess checker responds, the Cadet Flt/CC will salute, return to the flight, and await entering the dining facility with normal building entrance procedures.
Procedure if Flight arrives late
The mess checker will say, "Your flight has arrived late, exit the
dining facility immediately after receiving your MREs". The mess checker will annotate the late flight and will issue one MRE per cadet in the flight.
When exiting DFAC do cadets salute mess checker?
When the mess checker & cadet reporting in are talking do they need to interrupt their reporting procedures to greet and salute commissioned staff?
When is the area outside the dining hall called to attention?
When an O6 (Colonel) or above is in the area
When an O6 or higher is outside the dining hall area, who calls the area to attention?
The first cadet to see one of these officers will call the area to attention, salute the officer(s), and render the greeting of the day. When the officer returns the salute the cadet will drop their salute and direct the area to carry on
What happens when other Commissioned officers are in the area outside the dining hall?
The formation leaders will come to attention and call their formations to attention before rendering salutes
What must Cadets do before entering dining facilities?
wash hands. at a minimum, Cadets will use liquid hand sanitizer gel located just inside the facility