Fit for a Long Day, first full day at Parris Island

We begin with the yellow footprints, where I’m being told as we get hustled off the bus onto yellow footprints.

Off to meet our drill instructor escorts.

The commanding general welcomes us aboard in a classroom followed by a educational brief.

A tour of the squad bay followed by a ISMT (not sure what that is yet) brief and then box lunch with recruits.

The best part comes up, the M16-A4 Familiarization! Yes, I get to shoot the gun! This is very exciting/extremely scary … ┬áthat’s a big gun.

Back to the hotel fora short break from the day. A NCO panel followed by a static display then off to dinner.