December 13, 2009
Today is Sunday , and day 56 is already here. Wow. My time spent on Parris Island so far is still a bit confusing. Some days it’s as if I’ve been here for 2 years and other days it seems like I arrived on the yellow foot prints just yesterday. I know it’s late in my training to start this new, but I’m going to start adding a scripture at the end of each blog as well as a description of one of my meals for that day. Just adding some salt to my updates.
This week starts “Team Week,” which is the first scheduled training week that we will be “out of sight” from our Drill Instructors. They will split us up in groups and we will be doing odds and ends jobs around Parris Island. Some of the jobs include working the pits (pulling targets), laundry, cleaning, admin work, yard work, prepping for the next receiving Platoon and more.
Team week also marks the final week in phase 2, which has flown by with no evident trace of boredom. The hardest part still remains being away from my pregnant wife. I could ALMOST cry thinking about seeing her on family day…almost. She has been a huge inspiration to me, as she has handled the sale of our home and moving without me…all while being pregnant. She deserves a civilian medal of honor in my book. Love you babe!
After team week we start Basic Warrior Training (BWT). That is the week of Christmas as well, so they’re cutting it short. BWT is where we learn the basics of combat such as shooting moving targets, target areas that instantly incapacitate the enemy, land navigation, formation signals, field operations and basic survival. This will be in preparation for the Crucible, which takes place the week of the 4th of January.
Today’s Breakfast: I had 2 bowls of fruit loops, 2 pancakes, hashbrown, muffin, PB&J, eggs and a glass of chocolate milk.
Psalm 91:10, 11
No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling. For He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.