Fort Leonard Wood Basic Training – Week 5

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imagesMy daughter's in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. She's in her 5th week as a Soldier in Training. This week, she's getting fitted for her dress blues, which are called Army Service Uniforms, or ASU's. This was posted on the unit's Facebook page:
The Enforcers head back out the rifle marksmanship range this morning to confirm their zero (what you aim at is what you hit) at both 200 and 300 meter (600 and 900 feet) targets.
In a letter my daughter said that she fired two new guns, an M203 (Grenade Launcher) and a AT4 Rocket Launcher. Putting video's up on here isn't my strong point, but I think I got both guns posted :D. If you click those black boxes over to the right, you should be able to see the video's. She has another PT test coming up, and she's getting a little bit frustrated as she comes to the halfway point of Basic Training. Failing Physical Training tests is a reason to fail Basic Training or get held over. PT tests are a continuums challenge. This week my daughter also said that they had a suicide post lock-down, and a class on suicide prevention. Later on during her stay at Fort Leonard Wood, she did a suicide watch. She stayed up all night keeping an eye on another soldier that was on watch. She's standing her ground more this week, when she first arrived there was some 'alpha-female' type competition. She's the oldest in a big big family, so I'm sure she'll be fine. As family day creeps up, and she writes about the Warriors Banquet and other neato things, and I realized that there's no way I could afford to go. Her boyfriend went though, and I'll be forever indebted to him for that. <3.
She also said that they had a suicide post lockdown, and a class on suicide prevention. Later on she’ll actually do a suicide watch, I’ll tell you a little about that sometime. She’s standing her ground more this week, when she first arrived there was some ‘alpha-female’ type competition. She’s the oldest in a big big family, she’ll be aiight. As family day creeps up, and she writes about the Warriors Banquet and other neato things, and I realize that there’s no way I can afford to go, my heart breaks. . . Sure miss that girl!
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