Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Daddy Leaving for DI school

On Sunday April 5, 2009, Jacob left to check in to his hotel on Parris Island for Drill Instructor School! His training is eleven weeks. During this time, he will be put to the test both physically and mentally. He has not only written test but also drill test and teach backs. We have lived at the MCX(the store) over the past month, still there is always something new that he has to buy. We are on week three and counting down every day! It has not been too bad for McKenzie and I because we are able to see him every day. Our time is limited with him, but he needs this time to study & rest. His expected graduation date is June 24th.

I found this on the back of a DI book, it is very true and I thought I would share it!

The USMC Drill Instructors must take raw recruits and make them into "squared away" Marines- the men and women who will make up the finest and most feared fighting force in the world.

The Drill Instructors are the blood of the Coprs. For without the DIs...without the "HATS"...there would be no recruit training-no recruit depot-no marines -and no Marine Corps And that is unimaginable.

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