This next series of photos are a culmination of some training exercises the recruits go through. It’s not what I feel is the most complete since we were there only five days. These were a few exercises we witnessed.
The log exercise is to demonstrate team strength.
The recruits were to hang upside down and climb down a wire to ground. The DIs would yell out instructions to hang freely then pull themselves back up.
The Bayonet Assault Obstacle Course is what the recruits run fully at the end of their training. Until then, they will only run portions of it. It is to simulate live combat and how they have to gain back ground in a battle.
We were able to witness a rare moment in the recruits’ time. When the DI takes off his hat and talks with the recruits about topics with an almost endless range of topics. This talk was about sexual harassment.
Recruits demonstrated their physical training course, which at the end are to perform to graduate.
Recruits practiced with M16A4’s that weren’t loaded first. I wish we had more time to photograph this. I took this literally as we were walking into a building for our next event.