Thursday will be your Basics' last full day in Jacks and on Friday they March Out.
They'll be leaving Jacks around 7:30-8 A.M. heading out the West Gate, with arrival plans to the Cadet Area on the Tzo around 9:30-10 A.M. If you plan on watching the March Out, make sure you station yourself at one of the two overlooks on that road or up at the Chapel wall. Don't park down by the B52 because you won't see any Marching from that location. We will have photographers covering their March Out of Jacks until they reach the Academy grounds.
So if you see our photographers, say hi!
This will be the only thing we are covering on Friday. The rest of the day your Basics will be in transition. They will be moving out of the room they've had for all of BCT and moving into their room for their first Academic Year.
North gate is opened for "Visitor" Hours from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. If you know someone who has a Military ID you can carpool with them onto the USAFA base before that time. Make sure you have a form of ID on you when you get to the gate.
As Jacks Valley comes to an end, the awards begin! After Big Bad Basic, Cadet Perkins announced the outstanding course cadre for this BCT. Each cadre got "coined" based on their high level of performance and safety. Below are pictures of the outstanding cadre.
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This morning all of the Basics gathered to watch the finals of BBB. Remember how each squadron ran through the Assault Course twice, and on their second time through they had pugil stick fights? These A-Course fights were to determine the finalists for each squadron. Every squadron put forth their top male competitor and female competitor to fight for BBB. They fight till one gets three points (one point gained from a body or a head shot), and the losing competitor is eliminated from the competition while the winner advances to the next round.
Here is the List of Contestant Winners from each round of Big Bad Basic all the way up to the final two who were named the Big Bad Basics!
Aggressors Vs. Hellcats: Farrell (Aggressors) Vs. Sides (Hellcats)
Barbarians Vs. Guts: Etwobu (Barbarians) Vs. Sagisi (Guts)
Cobras Vs. Flying Tigers: Miksch (Cobras) Vs. Mammah (Flying Tigers)
Demons Vs. Executioners: Ekholm (Demons) Vs. Glaab (Executioners)
Aggressors Vs. Hellcats: Harper (Aggressors) Vs. George (Hellcats)
Barbarians Vs. Guts: Erickson (Barbarians) Vs. Sims (Guts)
Cobras Vs. Flying Tigers: Kemper (Cobras) Vs. Kuku (Flying Tigers)
Demons Vs. Executioners: Buzzell (Demons) Vs. Zivney (Executioners)
Guts Vs. Hellcats: Sagigi (Guts) Vs. Sides (Hellcats)
Executioners Vs. Flying Tigers: Glaab (Executioners) Vs. Mammah (Flying Tigers)
Barbarians Vs. Hellcats: Erickson (Barbarians) Vs. George (Hellcats)
Cobras Vs. Executioners: Kemper (Cobras) Vs. Zivney (Executioners)
Round 3 - Big Bad Basic Winners
Executioners Vs. Guts: Erin Sagisi (Guts)
Executioners Vs Hellcats: Kahner George (Hellcats)
Last Female Pugil Stick Fight with the Winner and Runner Up!
Last Male Pugil Stick Fight with the Winner and Runner Up!
Male and Female Winner Announced!
Prior to the start of Big Bad Basic, the Basics got to watch a CV 22 fly over head and land in front of them! After the air craft landed all Basics were allowed to go over to the CV 22 and ask the pilots and crew questions and see the tiltrotor up close.
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Okay my ESET WebParents this one is for you!
The pictures from the 23rd and also from the 28th are now uploading into the Galleries!
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I'm going to make this short and sweet. :D
The rest of the days pictures are up in the Galleries!
Hope everyone has a good night and as always, Happy Hunting!
Let's see what everyone did today!
Aggressors: Assault Course
Cobras: Obstacle Course
Executioners: CBRNE, SABC
Flying Tigers: Obstacle Course
Guts: Assault Course
Hellcats: Confidence Course, LRC
WebTeam: Hit stupid stage in record time
Yet again, WebHatter and I have officially reached the stupid part of the day. We're currently dying of laughter watching this video of Demons duck-walking down the Assault Course (they were instructed to quack like a duck as they walk as well) and one of them sounds like the sassiest duck you've ever heard. These are some of the competitors for Big Bad Basic tomorrow too.
(I may or may not be trying to get a sound bite of it as a text tone)
All right WebFolks, how about we take a (vague) sneak peek at what's happening for the rest of this week -
Tomorrow is the exciting Big Bad Basic competition! As we mentioned earlier, at the beginning of each squadron's second time at the Assault Course, Basics compete in pugil stick competitions to find the top male and female Basic in each squadron. Tomorrow, the top Basics from all squadrons will face off against each other in another pugil stick competition to find the overall top male and female Basics in the Class of 2019. It's always a great event and a ton of fun to watch!
Then on Thursday, I'm sorry to say there will be no photos of BCT. There is an event occurring that day in Jacks and no media is allowed in to cover it. Your WebTeam will be taking the day off from BCT and get some time to relax. I suggest you all do the same! You know the drill - take the day to reconnect with your family, pay attention to your other kids (or pets), go see some daylight, and enjoy the time off from the computer.
On Friday we have the March Back from Jacks. Just like the March Out, families are allowed to come watch. However, also like the March Out, it will begin early (step-off at 0800), so getting there early before roads close may be difficult if you do not have a military ID.
Saturday will be the Commandant's Luncheon where 2nd BCT Awards are handed out, similar to the Luncheon which occurred at the end of BCT 1 after Field Day.
Then BCT is over with! WebGuy will not be taking any photos of the Class of 2019 on Sunday or Monday because these are transitionary days for them. They'll be moving into their Academic Year squadrons and getting prepped for classes to start soon.
Luckily, the WebTeam will be back on Tuesday to cover the ever-exciting Acceptance Day Parade. We are awaiting confirmation on details for the parade, but the general idea is that the parade will be in the morning, followed by pinning-on ceremonies where the cadets receive their shoulderboards, and then they can spend a couple hours with families and friends and relax.
So that's it! We're almost to the end here! Hang in there, and you'll be talking with your cadet in no time
As I posted on Facebook earlier, all photographers have returned and today's photos are well into processing at the moment. Some have started to go up but many are still on their way. Check in later this evening!