Weekly Review: July 11 - 16
This week began with 1,071 Basics making the 6 mile walk to Jacks Valley.
The March Out began on a historic USAFA day. March Out this year happened to fall on the same day that the class of 1959 (the first graduating class at USAFA) arrived at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver before the current USAFA campus was completed. The photo below is courtesy of the class of 1959 website.
Once the current Basics arrived at Jacks, they began their second round of Basic Cadet Training (BCT). They participated in the obstacle course, the confidence course, the assault course, CBRNE, and CATM.
Squadron schedules vary, so Flying Tigers did not begin the training that WebGuy covers until the very end of the week on Friday, July 15.
The Basics have gone through many challenges and have been pushed to the limits of their physical and mental capabilities. However, they got to have fun on Saturday, July 16.
On Saturday, the Basics had the opportunity to attend the historic Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, a tradition in Colorado Springs since the 1930s. According to the rodeo website, the proceeds of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo have been utilized to help support service members and their families in the Pikes Peak Region.
Next week, the Basics will complete their BCT2 training at Jacks Valley and they will March Back on July 22. Stay tuned for more coverage from the WebGuy team!
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