Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Boot Camp

This past weekend, Daddy and the boys went on a special camping trip. The Boy Scout troop spent the weekend at Fort Leonard Wood. They did lots of army stuff, got a great workout, had a ton of fun, and came home pooped and sunburned.

Now, before you freak out...these are NOT real guns! They are only trainers. They are the same look, feel, and weight of a real M-16, but they are NOT REAL.

The boys lived a day in the life of a soldier. It was a terrific learning experience for them.

They were up at the crack of dawn for calisthenics...

No soldier can resist the MREs (Meals - Ready to Eat). They ate just what our soldiers eat out in the field. Mmm, Mmm GOOD!...

They learned to "army crawl" with their guns in tow...

They learned hand-to-hand combat methods and first aid.

They also had the privilege of using the night-vision goggles. How cool is that?!

I think they (and I) have a new appreciation for the troops that are standing guard over our great country.

If you are or ever have served our nation in the military...Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

May God bless and protect you as you protect us.

Blessings to you,

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