"Hi everyone! This is a letter to let you all know that I am alive and well. The days have consisted of paperwork, medical shots, shaved head, uniform issue, having about 3 full minutes to eat each meal, learning the soldier's creed and some Army cadences and bonding with guys from all over the country. Tomorrow is when the "fun" starts; we will begin our Basic Combat Training - when the "fit hits the shan"! I hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving. Eat lots of mashed potatoes for me boys, ok?! And be on your best behaviour...Christmas is right around the corner!