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Unit 54 Advancement

This last Friday, Unit 54 advanced from Basic Training with 40 men. The men were praising God for what He had done in their lives over the last nine weeks and soon family members were talking about the change in their sons.

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Families of recruits are entertained at a reception and shown the Advanced Training available at ALERT.

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Basic Training Unit 54 prepares for Drill & Ceremony; a presentation of complex marching maneuvers requiring precision and attention to little details.

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The men receive their certificate of advancement and are congratulated by their officers on stage before their final dismissal.

Unit 54 Basic Responder Challenge

Basic Training Unit 54 spent their Thanksgiving week engaged in the Basic Responder Challenge, a three day competition involving physical, navigational, and mental challenges. Reformed for the Challenge into six squads, the men faced new team dynamics while tackling a variety of tasks, some old and rehearsed, others new and unique.

 

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The unit forms up to run the obstacle course at the beginning of day two’s Adventure Race.

Highlights from the first 2 weeks of Unit 53

Morning Sunrise from the PT stand

Morning Sunrise from the PT stand.

Raising the Flag in the early morning hours

Raising the Flag in the early morning hours.

Second Platoon waits for their daily uniform inspection. The men have just been issued their blue chambrey uniform.

Second Platoon waits for their daily uniform inspection. The men have just been issued their blue chambray uniform.

Recruit Barth waits in the food line with his fellow recruits

Recruit Barth stands in the food line with his fellow recruits.

The unit waits to be recovered from the deck in recruit dining hall

The unit waits to be recovered from the deck in recruit dining hall.

Unit 53 quotes 1st Peter to their Senior Drill Sergeant in the rain

Unit 53 quotes 1st Peter to their Senior Drill Sergeant in the rain.

Senior Drill Sergeant Greenlee teaches the men about response alarms

Senior Drill Sergeant Greenlee teaches the men about response alarms.

The Unit is addressed by Captain Pendergast while camping after the Micro hike

The Unit is addressed by Captain Pendergast while camping after the Micro hike.

Recruit Graves and Recruit Salinas prepare food for their squad

Recruit Graves and Recruit Salinas prepare food for their squad.

Unit 53 after being called out to do the 3hr hike

Unit 53 after being called out to do the 3hr hike.

Recruits from 1st Platoon rest during a break on the 3hr hike

Recruits from 1st Platoon rest during a break on the 3hr hike.

The recruits rest during a break on the 3hr hike

The recruits rest during a break on the 3hr hike.

3rd Platoon waits to be inspected during Saturday inspection

3rd Platoon waits to be inspected during Saturday inspection.

Drill Instructor Archabald inspects Recruit Olson during Saturday Inspection

Drill Instructor Archabald inspects Recruit Olson during Saturday Inspection.

Recruits from Bravo 2nd stand at the Position of Attention while their room and gear in inspected

Recruits from Bravo 2nd stand at the Position of Attention while their room and gear in inspected.

Drill Instructor Kilpatrick looks over his men's journals during Saturday Inspection

Drill Instructor Kilpatrick looks over his men’s journals during Saturday Inspection.

Recruit Jones works on his land navigation skills

Recruit Jones works on his land navigation skills.

Recruit Figueroa follows his compass during a land navigation exercise

Recruit Figueroa follows his compass during a land navigation exercise.

Posted by J. Youngblood International ALERT Academy

R-Night Unit 53

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The men of Unit 53

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Alpha 1st squad with their squad leader Cpl. Horn

 

Alpha Second Squad reads their regulations manual while waiting to be fitted for uniforms.

Alpha Second Squad reads their regulations manual while waiting to be fitted for uniforms.

 

 

The Unit is addressed by the Senior Drill Sergeant.

 

Unit 53 prepares to hike to the barracks.

 

Photo Credit: Sergeant Benjamin Cahill (Click to enlarge)

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