The unit participated this week in river crossing, rappelling, and rock-climbing classes.

Senior Drill Instructor MSgt. Hawley teaches the men how to tie a seat harness using only webbing.

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The men must be able to tie this seat harness in under two minutes.

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Senior Drill Instructor MSgt. Hawley teaches Bravo 1st Squad how to construct a river crossing system using ropes, carabiners, and prusik cords.

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ALERT’s 40ft training tower, off of which the men will do a portion of their ropes training.

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The unit learning how to rock-climb.

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Recruit Sebastian Prins of Foxtrot 2nd Squad prepares to climb the wall.

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Recruit Andrew Betz of Foxtrot 2nd after finishing his climb up the wall.

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Alpah 1st Squad practices on a ground rappel before going off the tower.

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Delta 2nd Squad rappelling off the tower.

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Recruit Craig Poulson of Delta 2nd Squad practices locking off on the rappelling wall.

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Unit 55 at morning PT formation.

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2nd Platoon about to traverse the ALERT obstacle course.

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Foxtrot Squad competing in relay races.

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The Unit was issued the Basic Training guidon. This guidon represents the unit as a whole, and bears the streamers of the 54 units who have gone before these men.

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Recruit Blessing Stewart of Foxtrot Squad 2nd Platoon was chosen to be the unit’s first guidon bearer. As such, he must set an example to the rest of the unit in conduct and output. He is entrusted with the daily bearing and care of the guidon and must take it with him wherever he goes.

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Every Saturday the unit undergoes Saturday Inspection. This is a rigorous, thorough, and high-standard inspection. Perfection is the goal. The unit must pass at least one of these infamous inspections before the end of Basic Training.

Charlie 1st Squad waits to be inspected by their Drill Instructor.

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Drill Instructor Sgt. Weiss inspects Echo 2nd Squad during inspection.

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Drill Instructor Sgt. Weiss inspects Foxtrot 2nd Squad during inspection.

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