So now that I have fully enlisted into the National Guard, I reported to the nearest base here in Fort Wayne and got information on RSP drills. I will have four drills before I go to basic training. These drills will help me get a head start before basic, learning about the history of the guard, drill and ceremony procedures, basic military communication, first aid, land navigation, different tactics, army values, and of course there will be plenty of physical training going on. The RSP drill lasts one weekend and about eight hours each day I believe. I am excited to get in there and drill with other soldiers.
In a couple of days I am scheduled to get my military ID. It will take some time before I can get my uniform, because due to budget cuts, they can’t order in the uniform until they receive the funds to do so.
It’s awesome to think that most of the processing is done and I am ready to get in and transform from citizen to soldier.