I was getting ready to ship out to basic training atFort Jackson in South Carolina. While waiting to board the plane to ship out a great many things were running through my mind about what was ahead of me. I was wondering would I be mentally and physically strong enough to survive the 10 week training course I heard the training was hard and a great deal of people do not make it through. I boarded the plan and headed off to training. I arrived at Fort Jackson a little nervous but ready to see if I was man enough to complete it. The first couple of weeks of training were tough and realize I was not ready for the physical demands required of me and truly struggle to keep up with everybody else. I had to do something so I started training on my own at night when I had free time running doing extra sit ups and push ups making sure I would pass the final physical training test (P.T.). I saw that my hard work was paying off I was getting better at running and I was able to do more push up……
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