Why Were You Nervous When You Joined?: Basic Training Q&A

PFC Thomas speaks about his experience away from home.

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Hi, I'm Private First Class Thomas from Harker Heights, Texas. I'm here at Fort Benning, Georgia, doing basic training. Rafael from Kissimmee, Florida wants to know; "Were you nervous when you joined the Army?"

I was a tad nervous, this is my first time being away from home, and I've lived in the same place for many, many years. So this is my first time getting out, getting away from my family being on my own. But I'd say I've adapted pretty well and I really enjoy it. So you'll be nervous at first but you'll get over it pretty quickly, you'll get used to it.