CHOW After you have been billeted stay in your barracks until your Unit or Group Commander returns to take you to chow. A tight schedule has been set up which requires that you eat at the time designated or else the whole thing will go haywire. For later meals a mess schedule is posted in your barracks. Enlisted men will wake with them their knife, fork, and spoon. Officers will not need them-but we'll collect "two bits" on the line before each meal from them.