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    Cool Broke down, but not broken (yet!)

    Hey guys-

    I FINALLY MADE IT through basic training (hell) and am somewhat situated at Ft. Sam Houston.

    Anyone on here from the San Antonio area? Looking for a "native's" spin on what's to do here!

    Taz Medics, hoo-ah!
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    Hi Crash!

    Congratulations on getting through basic training...and thanks for protecting our great country!
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Congratulations!! I know you are not a Marine..... But nobody's perfect!!

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    Thumbs up Congratulations!!!!

    Crash,

    Congrats on completing Basic Training. You have completed an important milestone in your life. Your future is now in YOUR hands. Make the best of it!!

    While I wouldn't want to go through boot camp again, I'm glad to have done it once. I consider my decision to join the Coast Guard to be one of the best choices i've ever made. I sometimes wish that I would have stayed in for 20, I would be retiring this year.

    Good Luck,

    Jim

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    Congratulations Specialist! Remember this guy:
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    Congratulations Crash!!!!!

    I'm not from San Antonio, but have been there a time or two. You have to see the Alamo, and if you want to visit with any of the brothers, San Antonio F.D. Station 1 is just around the block from the front entrance to the Alamo. I also enjoyed the 500+ foot tower in the middle of town, and the Texas institute of Cultures. As far as the night life, I was down there with grandkids, so I didn't get into any of that.

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    Congrats, Krista, and welcome back. We've missed you.
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    Talking Congrats, Krista!

    Ahhhh, Yes, Ft Sam...All I can say it was a &*&^M site better than Ft.Polk where I did Basic and Infantry Advanced Training.

    When I was there, (almost 3 decades ago), the River walk was the place to go off duty. Had zero interest in firefighting,then, so had no contact on that front.

    Say "Hi" to BAMC and the Academy for me, and good luck on the 91 Whiskey course.

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    Talking ahhh.... help.... MEDIC!!!!

    Congrats...

    See your in fine spirits, that's great. I'm all for the medics, just keep those 800mg Motrins within arms reach and be easy with the needles. I have my favorite medics that I go to, they are the ones that stick you with a big needle and not make it hurt.

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    Default 800mg Motrins handy...and a drip...

    Didn't exactly make it through BCT without pain. I now have dual femur splints, and a shin splint in my left shin. What sucks about the Motrin is that they dehydrate the heck outta ya in this heat, and make me sleepy. I usually suck up the pain because it's not worth a counseling statement or an Article 15 for falling asleep in class.

    When I'm done with the 91W course, I'll be moving onto the M6 identifier (LPN...formerly the 91C). We have a choice of going to Madigan in Washington State, or to Elliott in Georgia. I'm leaning towards Madigan...don't really feel like being in the same hemisphere as South Carolina and Fort Jackson!!!! Unless I go to Airborne school.

    When we went out last weekend on the Riverwalk, we saw San Antonio's Ladder 1...absolutely beautiful. For sure I'll make a visit there to check out their fire station!

    In a few weeks we learn IVs...I'll try to be gentle

    Thanks for the encouragement. Take care - It's good to be back!
    Spec. Krista M. Aukeman, United States Army

    Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process.
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    You will love Ft. Lewis, I was there for 3 years in the 2d Ranger Battalion. Best post in the Army. Be on the look out for bigfoot.
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