January 19, 2013
So far I’ve been at the reception battalion for four days. I have everything issued to me and all medical exams finished. I will be shipping across the street to Basic on Wednesday the 23rd due to the MLK holiday on Monday.
It’s been a decently fun experience so far. Wake up time is at 3:30 am or 4:00 am everyday and lights out at 9:00 pm every night. I’m starting to get used to this schedule after a few days. I am getting well fed with eggs, sausage, pancakes, sausage and gravy, and bacon for breakfast. Not all of that at once, but those are our choices. Lunch and dinner vary on food items. We have to eat as fast as we can.
It’s been fun making a bunch of friends with the guys here going through the same thing as me.
Last night my company got our first real smoking session; the drill sergeant makes you do pushups and whatever other physical activity until they decide we’ve had enough. This happened because someone was traveling in the barracks alone: without a battle buddy. I’m sure I can speak for the rest of the guys here, that we are ready for Basic already.
I do not have a mailing address yet. I will receive that soon after arriving to Basic. I will be sure to include it whenever I find out.
Until next time,