Welcome Back, Class of 2019!

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  1. mom3boys

    mom3boys Parent

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    My sources tell me that the class of 2019 and the Old Grads stepped off about 5 a.m. The class motto is "So Freedom Will Reign." G company won best overall company. It's been a journey getting to this point--so proud of all these NCs!
     
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  2. civic29

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    If anyone has any questions about beast hit me up or any other new cadet while its still fresh on our minds.
     
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    Good to hear from you, civic29!!!
    Congrats on slaying the Beast. :thumb:
     
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    civic, what would you say is the toughest part? The first day, the camping out, or did it just progressively get worse?
     
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    Congrats!! Now the real work begins!!

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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    The first day really isn't that bad because most of the time is spent getting all the stuff your going to need or organizing the rooms. The first week they will be very strict, maybe longer depending on your cadre. If you preform well or slide under the radar you will be fine. Same with the second detail cadre switch over. For the most part the cadre in most companies were more relaxed the second detail. Most people liked second detail more because of the stuff we get to do out in the field, however it is more challenging for sure. Staying out in the field was not bad at all, but we also didn't have much rain. I didn't think I would like sleeping outside but I did, just make sure to bring bug repellant to keep ticks off because we don't use tents. For the most part it was challenging to just keep myself busy. I am bad at the knowledge memorization so I had to put more time into that. There also is not much time for hygiene. Cadre are a major factor in how good/bad your time will because some of the luckier squads get a chill squad leader who everyone likes, others get the exact opposite. It certainly did not get worse as it went along, if anything it go better. There will be a lot of fun moments and a lot of bad ones. For example the 4th of July concert or when my class got to watch the World Cup championship together. Bad moments are when the whole squad/platoon is being punished or when you have to rush an hours work into 15 minutes. There is no major moment that I said "this is the hardest part of beast" but it's more like a bunch of little things compiling that can make it a bad time.
     
  7. VelveteenR

    VelveteenR Just gathering dust in the nursery...

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    Well, it seems they have their phones back. VelveteenCadet has called three times just because he can and has sent e-mail so we now have that address. I had to laugh when he told us that everyone sleeps atop their sheets because once a bed has been made to army standard, it can never be made quite so perfectly in the rushed AMs to pass inspection, so they duct tape the sheets down and sleep atop the "brick" with just a blanket. Some throw another sheet on top of the “permanent” sheets to keep them clean and avoid sending them out for washing. When I relayed this atrocity to an old friend who graduated from WP in ’83, he said all the cadets did that back then, too. Nice. But, kiddo seems happy and relaxed and is looking forward to the start of the academic year. We can't wait to get a few hugs in over A-day weekend and run our hands over his stubbly head.
     
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