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Day 144: Future Soldier Rachel At Basic Training

Future Soldier Rachel at Basic Training – July 13, 2011

It’s always exciting around General Sarge HQ when we hear from our Future Soldiers who have shipped out to Basic Training. Personally, after going through Basic with our two boys, it’s a pleasure to share the experience with other families as we celebrate their future soldiers accomplishments.

Today we’re highlighting Rachel Eddinger!

You may remember Rachel and Joe from Day 137 as we introduced them to you in the Future Soldiers Shipping Out post.

Day 144 - Future Soldier Rachel At Basic
Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

Rachel shipped to Fort Jackson, South Carolina on Independence Day weekend to start her Basic Training. After a week of in-processing she was ready to head down-range where the real work of Basic Training begins and Rachel is now part of Alpha Company 2-13th, 1st Platoon Dragons.

Rachel had her battle-buddy snap a picture of her in her ACU’s the night before leaving the in-processing area for her barracks down-range which she will call home for the next 8 weeks. As for a tip for other future soldiers preparing for Basic Training. Rachel wrote…

“Drill Sergeants are serious here! Don’t smile or mess around in formation. Most importantly, make sure you get tons of sleep before you go!”

Rachel we are all proud of you here at General Sarge HQ and we know you are doing well. We can hardly wait to get our first letter from you and we promise to write you back as soon as we get your address too.

Staying Army Strong!
Dr. Rus

3 thoughts on “Day 144: Future Soldier Rachel At Basic Training

    1. Hey Karen;

      Yes indeed she does look serious. But as you said, she does need to be serious with what she’s doing. It’s a whole new world with lots of new experiences.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Dr. Rus

    2. Hi Karen;

      I wonder if she needs a furry-friend at Basic. Of course some of the other future soldiers might give her a rough time about that.

      Two paws up!
      General Sarge

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