Friday, June 13, 2014

BOLC: A Gentleman's Course

As BOLC {Basic Officers Leadership Course} is coming to an end, I thought I'd share a few pictures of what has been going on. We are still in the easy part of our time at Fort Rucker, so it has simply been a mixture of new jargon, lots of history, a bit of Land Nav, and a dash of philanthropy. Some have struggled, but our little group continues to make us proud. Mostly, I'm just happy that we have gotten to spend a lot of time together, they keep the families involved, and we've made some incredible friends along the way.

From Team Building BBQ's to Habitat For Hummanity, the Army really does do a good job of creating well-rounded leaders. They create an environment that allows them to be independent, and yet they truly couldn't make it through this course without each other. Sure, they could trim the fat of the course and get it done a lot quicker, but I do believe there is a method to the madness. If nothing else, the memories will last forever.

Notice there is one girl in the class! Hi Meg!

Gotta love his dedication to the finger guns...However, none of them were cocky when it came to Dunker Training. While going through simulations of water crashes, they were more worried about the water going up their nose than their normal shenanigans for once.

They've only gotten to sit in a few helicopters thus far, but each time they are like kids in the candy shop. I can only imagine how excited they are, and I am filled with pride every time the Historian posts pictures giving us a glimpse of the fun. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think that this alter Army reality will ever cease to amaze me.

The only thing standing between the boys and their helicopters is SERE, but that is a discussion for another day. For now, we will just be enjoying the time we have together before the Army takes him away for another three weeks. It's time to make summer count!

Also, I feel super special to have an interview on Helene In Between posting sometime today. If you don't know her, you may be living under a rock. I won't judge you, but you better check her out and see my answers to her bloggerific questions. Ciao!


P!nky said...

YAAAY! So glad it's almost over :)!

That dunker tank….does NOT look fun….EEEP!

Happy Friday sweet friend!

scrapperjen said...

Happy Friday!
I wouldn't make it out of dunking. Whoa!
Have a great weekend.

Jen said...

Kyle told me some interesting stories from his time at BOLC.

Helene in Between said...

sounds like an awesome program! how cool that they do habitat for humanity too. and yay for your interview!!

Mandie said...

Very nice. I love all the pictures. I loved seeing that one girl in that whole group - you go girl! Ha! :)

Southern Komfort Blog said...

What a neat community outreach program the Army puts together! Came across your blog through Helene's blog and just love it!

Happy Friday!

Hana R said...

Great pictures, and yay for it being over soon!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

How awesome is that, that they are involving families and posting so many pictures and keep you updated with every bit of training. I know your enjoying that part for sure!!! The pictures are great and looks like the hubbs is enjoying himself.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love that you get to keep up with what all is going on! And I'm glad you guys have some time together before he has to go again!

Kathryn B said...

That's awesome you are included in some of the activities. When my husband went to BOLC I stayed at home and only visited a few times, but I don't remember him mentioning any family event. That sure would have been nice.


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