Hey WebFamilies, today your Basics began BCT 2 with a whole new set of Cadre. The technical transition was during the Rodeo yesterday, where all of the new Cadre arrived at the Academy and moved into their rooms. When the Basics and their BCT 1 Cadre returned from the Rodeo, those Cadre were able to start packing up and heading out. Most of the Cadre will have headed for home during their 3rd Period for summer break or if they had that during 1st Period, they'll be involved in another program through the Academy, maybe Ops or even being an IP down at the Airfield as an example.
This week your Basics were involved in a lot - from their first PFT, to Field Day and the Rodeo.
Everything from July 1st through July 16th was posted in BCT 1, the BCT PFT/AFT, Field Day, or the Rodeo Gallery. From tomorrow through the end of BCT 2 most pictures will be posted in the BCT 2 Gallery, but when we have coverage of the PFT and AFT you will see those pictures in the BCT PFT/AFT Gallery. Big Bad Basic will also have it's own Gallery.
During the PFT the Basics had to participate in 5 events; Pull-Ups, Long Jump, Crunches, Push-Ups and the 600 Yard Run. We've got some videos from the PFT highlights these events.
On Friday morning Field Day took place. This is one of the more fun events that happen during BCT 1 and is great for building morale between the basics and their squadrons. Below is a glimpse of the Opening Ceremonies.
Let the games begin! The Basics participated in 9 different events; Air Strike, Distance Run, Dodgeball, Female Tug-of-War, Gurrilla Relay, Log Relay, Sprint Relay, Steeple Chase and Male Tug-of-War.
During the Closing Ceremonies the winners of each of the events were annouced as well as the overall Field Day Champions.
Here is the end results of the Field Day events!
The winners of each specific event were;
Mens Tug-of-War: Demons
Womens Tug-of-War: Aggressors
Steeple Chase: Cobras
Gurilla Relay: Guts
Distance Run: Flying Tigers
Log Relay: Agressors
Sprint Relay: Hellcats
Cadre vs Basics Champions: Basics!
Overall Champion for Class of 2020 was the Flying Tigers.
After Field Day was the BCT 1 Awards Ceremony, during this ceremony multiple Cadre were recognized for their achievements during BCT 1, below are the highlights from throughout the Awards.
While your Basics were going through their week, Upperclassmen in Jump were preparing for their 5th and final Jump. This is one of the many programs that your Basics have to look forward to during their second summer here at the Academy.
This coming week for your Basics will be a busy one. They will participate in a couple more Intramurals, as well as their first AFT and 2nd round of PFT and even a Flight Drill, all of which we will be getting coverage of. Next Saturday is Doolie Day Out where your Basics will have the chance to call home as well as relax off base for the day and then the Jacks Valley portion of BCT 2 begins.
We hope you are all having a great weekend. We will be bringing more coverage your way tomorrow!