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Basic Training - Ft. Ord

The Army experience begins with the Reception Center. Normally you think of a reception center as a nice place with cookies and coffee to welcome you to where your are. In the Army this is not the case. It is the first of many steps to convert you from a civilian to a soldier.

After the Reception Center you go to your basic training unit. This is where the real fun is and that ride lasts for 8 weeks.

As you might expect, I didn't think about taking my camera to basic training. If I had there is little doubt that it would have been taken away. I was not going on a vacation you know. So some of the images will be empty and other images will not relate to the memories.