The First Day of Basic Training

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The First Day of Basic Training
Week 1 Assignment 1 Descriptive Essay
Chasity Schwoeppe

The First Day of Basic Training I left for basic training on July 30, 2008, and arrived in Fort Leonard Wood Missouri on July 31, 2008. Before we entered into our extreme training, we processed into the Army for a whole week at reception. On the day of actual basic training, we realized our great lives changed to instructions all day, miserable feelings, separation from family, and extreme exhaustion. Although, this was our life much more horrifying things were about to happen. We finally realized all the negative feelings we were having seemed to get worse, such as receiving a shark attack from our drill sergeants, we were told
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The whole thirty seconds, I was in the temperature changing water, it smelled as if the water came through the sewer through the rusty water faucet. Showers were finished and the lights had to be out by eight o’clock, but we still couldn’t go to bed. We had to still clean the showers and sweep the floors again. Once the lights went out, a breeze of peacefulness fluctuated through my body and I could actually release a breath. We also had to do an hour of fire guard which was to watch soldiers sleep and make sure everything was tightly secure in everyone’s lockers. By the time I could go to sleep, I was only going to have three hours of sleep throughout the whole night. I made key and implausible changes of my life because I made major endeavors on this day. Even though, the first day of basic training was the hardest day of my life it has impacted through my lifetime since then, and today, if I ever see my drill sergeants, again, I would thank them for making me an ameliorate person. Basic training will be remembered for the rest of my

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