Originally Posted by Bimmerbill
Oh man, Benning in July? I did Bragg in August. Brutal. At any given time 100 out of the 300 officer candiates I was with were belly up getting glucose bags or medevaced.
The best parts were the 0230 reveille for the start of the training day, when it was only 80 degrees and "before it got hot". By 0800 they'd be running us through the outdoor shower nozzles. You'd think that would keep you cool, which it sorta did for 30 seconds, but it also added 20 pounds of water weight to your workout.
After a year at USNA it was a real eye-opener on "real" military life. To this day I have an aversion to group workouts supervised by a class leader.
Somehow I never got around to trying out the exotic sights & sounds of Athens or Phenix City.
One of my fellow students in this 1979 class was a captain in the Iranian Army.
Originally Posted by REWahoo
Hey, I had a box lunch on a tanker made by a truly inept cook - I got a real finger sandwich...
Eh, sounds like the cook was just trying to keep their hand in...