Album: BasicTraining
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Last Day
Mom and John the day he left for Basic Training
New Arrivals
Looks cold!!
BTLF
Flags of Foxtrot Company
BTLF 2
Is that John 4th from the front in the closest queue?
F CO 1-48th IN 2nd PLT
Translation: 48th Infantry Regiment, 1st Batallion, Foxtrot Company (2nd Platoon)
CBRN
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training. These poisonous gases are no fun!
CBRN 2
I don't mind the smell, but it sure burns your eyes!
CBRN 3
Wave your arms to get it off your clothes!
CBRN 4
Whatever you do, keep your hands away from your face!
CBRN 5
It makes you feel like puking ...
CBRN 6
... or something worse.
Concourse
Careful now! (Don't lose your balance.)
First Aid
Listen carefully!
Grenades
Hmmm... Which one's Whipple?
Grenades 2
A closer look
Grenades 3
John, right of center.
R & I
What's R & I? (John's wearing the glasses)
Phase Change
(Red to white? or white to blue?) Is John fourth from the left in the front row?
Communications
John (left) eyeing the communications gear
Later (different background)
Physical Endurance
John, squinting near the left of the back row.
Physical Endurance 2
Now near the right of the back row, squinting less, smiling more.
Physical Endurance 3
John, or someone who looks a lot like him.
Physical Endurance 4
John, waiting his turn, smiling.
Physical Endurance 5
Crawling out ...
Mug Shot
This appeared in the Basic Training Commemorative Book
Group Photo 1
John is on the right end of the back row.
Group Photo 2
Slightly different pose
Graduation
Mom, in front of Baker Theater
Graduation 2
Graduates marching to Shea Gym
Graduation 3
John and Mom, together again at last
Graduation 4
These are the barracks where John lived during basic training
Graduation 5
Catching up on email and snail mail at Mom and Dad's hotel
Day after Graduation
Look who were at Lambert Field at the same time! One last photo before deployment
Created with the tool album from Marginal Hacks by Dave Madison on Sat Apr 3 15:12:36 2010