All cadets were offered a free phone call home last night, so I got to talk briefly with both Wyatt and Tate. Sounded exhausted and HOT - they're further inland and much warmer than we are here. I noticed that many of the photos they've posted show the boys watering up, like this one. (Wyatt is front, left. Couldn't find any of Tate in the newest batch.)
I also found this description of what they're doing:
Cadets will participate in emergency services classes, homeland security classes, air force career classes, cadet program classes, and tours of fire stations and military aircraft/vehicles. They will also work on their drill and ceremonies, customs and courtesies, physical training, uniforms, and barracks. Not to mention learning the basic hard work and dedication it takes to succeed in this program.Wyatt was more serious, while Tate was full of enthusiasm. They both commented on how much yelling there is, but they're handling it fine. Tate was even joking about it. "Mom, it's kind of funny because they've yelled at us so much they're losing their voices, so now they try to yell at us and they sound like this (imitation)."
I can't imagine drilling and running all day in those heavy BDU's, but they're doing it. They may not enjoy getting up at 5ish for PT, but it's a lot cooler then.
Can't wait to see them :D