Prep BMT Day 1

Hello Prep Families!

I would like to start out this blog entry by answering some questions that we are seeing through our email and also on Facebook.  We try to answer every email and FB message personally, but I want to address a few here also.  First, the WebGuy website where you are reading this blog has a free part and and members only part.  Obviously the blog is free as is the free photo gallery where you can view some of the photos that we take or repost from sources like USAFA Public Affairs.  The links to our online store and the parents portal as well as links to other parts of our main Association of Graduates website at www.usafa.org are also free.  Our huge photo galleries and the unlimited free downloads of the high resolution photos we take both at the Academy and the Prep School all year round are a benefit of membership in the Association of Graduates (AOG) either as a Graduate Life Member, or as a Family Member through our Family Plan.  Here is a link to find out more about membership.  Family Memberships

There has also been some confusion about where to find the Prep School Photos.  Once you have created your membership account and login to the members area of the site, if you look to the banner at the top of our page to the right of our logo, you will see some headsing labeled, Blog, Classes, Galleries, Shop, & Account.  To find the Prep School photos, click on the "Classes" Heading.  You will see a drop down menu showing Class Years.  At the bottom you can choose Prep School.

When you select Prep School, you will see the Prep School Page. (Below)  At the top choose Prep 16-17 Academic Year, and Presto!  You will see the correct gallery.  Right now there is only one gallery.  Basic Military Training.  That's because that is as far as we are in to the year.

Click on that Icon and you will see all the photo thumbnails.  You can either view them by most recent (newest), to oldest or the other way around.  I hope this info is helpful.

Next order of business...  Where are the photos from today?  Answer... They are currently uploading.  This was a busy day at the Academy.  We took over 10,000 photos of all the USAFA summer programs (including the Prep School today).  This was our biggest photo day of the summer.  They are all in a queue to upload to the galleries and will automatically upload over the next few hours.  This protects the website from crashing when we have hundreds of families all over the country trying to view and download photos at the same time while we are trying to put more photos up.  By tomorrow morning all the photos will be up and ready for viewing.  I looked and the prep photos from today are in line and waiting to zoom from our WebGuy photo server to the big Amazon (yes That Amazon) photo server where they reside for your viewing pleasure.

So, while we wait, what did the basics do today you may ask?  Well, they got up very early for a start.  After breakfast, the day was filled with briefings, getting more uniforms, and having their picture taken for their ID cards.  In between, they started learning to march, set up their rooms in a military way, and memorize the military knowledge they will need to use the rest of their military career.  We also took their portraits, which will be available for you to see after BMT is over.  Here are a few photos of the day. 

 

 

 

All the photos from In-Processing Day are up in the galleries now.  Here is a direct link to get there.  BMT Pictures

Ok.  That's it for tonight!  Be sure to check back either later this evening or early tomorrow for all the photos from today's action.  We will back out tomorrow bright (and very early) to capture morning Physical Fitness Training (PT).  Good Night!