wow what a fun week.
this is what I did my first week of SOI.First we went to gear issue and I got the new MARPAT SALLE pack (Sally). that thing is sweet as hell. its a complicated system of detachable pockets and adjustable straps. once you learn how to adjust it its very nice.
the next day we went out to the field for 3 days. I threw a bunch of practice grenades, fired an AT4 rocketlauncher trainer, fired 9 practice rounds out of an m203 grenade launcher, and got to throw 1 real high explosive grenade.
next week I'm firing an M249 squad automatic weapon, and an m18 claymore anti personnel mine.
right now I'm on liberty. when the other guys in my platoon found out I was a virgin they vowed to take me to the titty bars in town. There's no way a 6" 1' blond haired blue eyed US marine is going to pay for "companionship"