Boot Camp. By: Micah Worek. Boot Camp. By: Micah Worek. Day 01 For the first day of boot camp we all had to go around and share our names and where we are from. Then, we had intake so they knew what to put on our dog tags and uniforms. I really hope these 13 weeks go fast.
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Day 01 For the first day of boot camp we all had to go around and share our names and where we are from. Then, we had intake so they knew what to put on our dog tags and uniforms. I really hope these 13 weeks go fast.
Day 07 The training is getting more and more intense each day. Today we had to go on a four mile run with all pour gear on, and it didn’t help that the drill instructor was screaming in our face the whole time.
Day 13Our schedule is going to take some time to get used to considering we have to get up at 5 a. m. every morning. I’m beginning to miss my family even more everyday.
Day 27This is our first physical training exam of boot camp. It consists of push ups, sit ups, crunches, running, and more. With the confidence I have, I am sure that I will pass.
Day 45My body is thriving but in pain from all the training we have done so far. We are marines, and you know what they say- “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”
Day 67It is getting very close to graduation. Most of us are scared to see where we are going to be sent. Basic training is like a walk in the park compared to where we will be sent.
Day 76Now that I’ve been here for awhile, I feel I’ve changed. I grew up a lot, and I know my family and all my friends will be so proud of me.
Day 85Two more days until graduation, and I am so nervous. We meet with our sergeant, and a couple of the other men. I may be sent off to war, but today is our last day of training. The Crucible will imitate war-like conditions to see how we function and work as a team during a war. It will be 54 grueling hours of intense training.
Micah Worek is a senior at the Lawrence County Career & Technical Center.He is enrolled in the Computer Office & Technology program and is from the Shenango Area School District.