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Frank is dedicated to working out hard at the gym, but will he become a dedicated soldier?

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Episode 4: Frank

Frank is dedicated to working out hard at the gym, but will he become a dedicated soldier?

The show you are watching is real. These people are not actors. You will follow a potential Army recruit with a backstage pass as they learn about Army life, careers and themselves. At the end, they’ll make a life-changing decision. Join the Army or remain a civilian. This recruit’s journey starts now.
For an Army to advance, obstacles must be clear. That means blowing up defenses, knocking down walls, clearing minefields. That’s the job of the combat engineer. One Army prospect will see if he can measure up to the high standards of the 12 Bravo.
My name’s Frank Adams, I’m 23 from Edison, New Jersey. I’m looking for a challenge in life and I think the military would be a great opportunity. My parents are like any mother and father that, you know, doesn’t want to see something happen to their kid.
What do you guys think about me going into the military?
We don’t really want you to.
Yeah.
I think the Army training that I’m gonna go through, I don’t think it’s gonna be that difficult. It can’t be any harder than the one I’ve done here at home, so we’ll see if the military can keep up with it.
Frank Adams has come to Fort Bragg to see what Army training can offer and what it will demand. He’ll start by meeting the Army mentor who will show him the way and asses his performance.
This is Sergeant First Class Kristopher Haines.
Hey, you’re running so damn fast you can’t answer your hand mic. Now start doing **** right!
He’s a 12-year veteran who wears ranger and [inaudible] caps. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan and earned a Bronze Star.
Morning all. This is Frank. He’s gonna be with us for a couple days, he’s gonna train with us. We’re gonna make sure he really understands what it’s like to be a light sapper. Understand?
Physical conditioning is essential to a combat engineer. One way to build physical and mental toughness is PT – in full battle rattle.
Reality’s setting in and it’s like, this is it. I think all the working out and stuff I do is going to help me in keeping up with these guys.
Up! Down.
I thought I was going to come in here and own it, but right now, I’m sucking wind.
Two. Down. Three.
I don’t think he really understood what he was really getting involved in.
It’s pathetic.
And I think we broke him off.
You want to try one more time Frank?
Yes sir.
Let’s go.
Frank isn’t a Soldier yet but he’s already learning part of the Soldier ethos.
Go Frank! Don’t lose it, don’t lose it!
Damn it!
Come on! Frank!
I may not be prepared physically, but I’m not gonna quit on these guys. I’m gonna show them that I can hang and that I can be a sapper.
Here on Range 47, Frank’s gonna get a taste of the key combat-engineer mission — mobility or eliminating obstacles.
This is a little more than your Fourth of July fireworks setup. Either way you have to be careful, ‘cause it is a very dangerous job that these guys do.
Frank, if you don’t want the top of your head blown the *** off, get it underneath that blanket. Four, three, two, one.
Go! Go, let’s go!
A family dinner at a battle buddy’s house is a chance for Frank to relax and get a taste of Army life.
So what do you think about your dad being in the Army?
Good.
It was really cool, just hanging out with these guys and getting to know them as people and not just Soldiers.
How do your folks feel about you joining the Army?
They don’t really like the idea.
I’ve really joined the military because it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, just never did because my mom didn’t really want me to join the Army.
That’s sort of like the same exact situation I have.
I kind of feel like I have two lives, and it’s split. Here it’s like I’m this totally different person.
Do you like it?
Yeah, I do like it. It’s just, you know, it’s a lot mentally and it’s a lot physically.
I got the usual spiel that mom and dads give.
We’ve talked about it before, we said we didn’t really think it was a good thing for you to do, we want you to finish college.
No, if this is something I decide to do, it’s something I decide to do either way.
It is a life-changing experience, and they just don’t understand because they’re not here.
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