This training event has been my favorite so far. Basically the field training is stuff I will use while stationed in a battle zone. I learned all kinds of movements reacting to different situations. Everyone got pretty muddy crawling and moving in the woods. I was taught how to move with a team across a road and other obstacles and how to provide cover while doing so.
FTX is somewhat of a camp-out. We have huge tents we put up with heaters / stoves in them. I practiced setting up a little shelter my battle buddy and I will sleep in overnight for a few nights in FTX 3 and 5. This exercise was just a “crawl” phase compared to further field training we will get.
The camera crew was there taking some pictures and videos I believe. I ordered a DVD I will get at graduation, so hopefully there are some awesome shots of me being awesome. Basic graduation is less than three weeks away. I can’t believe time is moving so fast. I’ll get to see everyone sooner than it will seem.
Until next time,