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    My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    My best buddy for the past 6 years is shipping out to Fort Sill in Oklahoma today for basic training (U.S. Army), then to Fort Sam Huston in Texas to train as an animal care specialist.

    I drove his sisters and mother here to MEPS, we just watched him get sworn in.

    I'll upload pictures later.

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    Re: My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    When you speak to him, tell him thank you!!
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    Re: My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    Too bad the draft has been put on indefinite hiatus .... then many more men and women would get the experience of serving their country. Tell your friend "Best of Luck!"
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    It'll be several weeks before he's allowed phone calls, but I'll let him know. Thanks guys.

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    Re: My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    Ft Sam is a huge base. Good duty in SA, but definitely a culture difference from the northeast

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    Some pictures:







    I had to upload this one, his face twitched exactly when the picture was taken:





    Miss him already. He's a good guy, and an awesome friend.

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    Re: My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    Ah, I remember that day! Your friend doesn't look much happier than I was when taking the oath. But at least he had a choice in the matter.

    Sounds like he has chosen an interesting MOS, sounds like they are working with all kinds of dogs now, not just German Shepherds.
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    Re: My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    My grandson graduates from basic training next week in North Carolina. Apparently he really enjoyed it. It helps to be in good physical shape before starting it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orconn
    Ah, I remember that day! Your friend doesn't look much happier than I was when taking the oath. But at least he had a choice in the matter.

    Sounds like he has chosen an interesting MOS, sounds like they are working with all kinds of dogs now, not just German Shepherds.
    He was in a really good mood before and after, he was just very focused in the pictures. He's been looking forward to joining for a couple of years. He signed on for 8 years.

    He was originally planning on being a Ranger, but ended up changing his mind.

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    It helps to be in good physical shape before starting it though.
    3 years ago, Dennis was about 80 pounds overweight. He's very fit now, he works out VIGOROUSLY almost every day. Very committed, and a lot of will power.

    Physically, he'll have no problem. But I know being away from his friends and family will be the hardest thing for him.
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    Re: My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    He'll return a different person, for the better though I'm sure.
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    Re: My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    I'm not at all frightened you understand,
    But if I am called on to fight for my land,
    I want to be ready to play in the band.

    I wish him the best. Who knows where it will all lead for him.
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    Thanks again for the support guys, I'll pass it on when I talk to him.
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    Re: My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    Respect and gratitude from this Hoosier.
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    Re: My best buddy ships out for personal training today

    Good luck to him. I hope all goes well for him and he makes it back safely should he be deployed.
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