Hi everyone, At the ice cream social and thought I would check in. Things are different than last year, that is for sure. Some things: -We are required to do table duties -yes, they stress water and breaks because of heat cat 5 -There have been at least 50 drop outs, and 2 turn backs last time we heard -gas chamber went well Honestly, it depends on your squad leader and company for the level of difficulty. Even though they say you can't yell outside or smoke, it still happens. To a lot of the new cadets,this is the hardest thing they have done..but they know no difference, if that makes sense. Overall it's tough but rewarding, its fun at times, and serious at others. I'm extremely happy to be here, and so grateful as well. For the parents: please send baby wipes! Second detail is in the field a lot and those help. We all help each other here, and the transformation into a team is easily seen. Insight on the class motto: most voted for: With Honor We Lead. Thank you to everyone on this forum.