RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Nearly 50 young Army recruits from Northern Nevada are getting a taste of life in the military. News 4's Ashley Cullins shows us how they're shaping up to ship out.
"We're doing what we call a future soldier training event," said Captain David Robinson, the incoming commander of the Sierra Nevada recruiting company.
Robinson says they're showing these 48 recruits a glimpse of basic training.
"It's a familiarization for them to get their first glance at what the military is going to be offering them," Robinson said.
They're learning skills like how to apply camoflauge, leadership and problem solving, and how to carry an injured soldier.
While many of these activities are fun for the recruits they're also gaining valuable experience and lessons that they'll take with them into basic training.
"They're going to know what the standards are, know what their expectations are and it's going to put them ahead of their peers," Robinson said.
Their motavtion to join variesbut their reason is the same: serving their country.
"It's the highest honor that one can do for their country," said 18-year-old Nykolas Taylor.
Hanna loucks, 19 years old - joining the army: "It makes me feel great," said 19-year-old Hanna Loucks. "It makes me feel like i'm doing something amazing with my life."
"I love my country and it's not a bad thing to do," said 19-year-old Broderick Ingle.
Robinson said they do these trainings about four times a year. If you would like to participate you can find more information here.