After the rifle she moved off into the pistol where, despite her fears about accidentally waving her loaded pistol around at other people, she did really well and was one of the best shooters of the morning. Following the shooting the participants moved off to learn a little Marine Corps Martial Arts. Moe got to throw some punches and knees and then headed off to take part in a combat fitness test (CFT). During the CFT, she had to run with two full ammo cans (about 30 lbs a piece), carry another girl and complete a low crawl beating all the other gals she ran it against (they may have been a few years older!). At the completion of the martial arts and CFT, the ladies were almost done for the day. The next station consisted of static displays of several types of trucks which the Marine Corps uses. The Marines who manned the display and talked to the particulars of each vehicle were from my Company. I think they gave her a little preferential treatment and she got to throw on a flak jacket and helmet and climb up in the vehicle commander's seat of a mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle. She looked quite a bit more attractive than who you would usually find up in that seat.
To conclude the day, they were all marched back to the starting point to finish the day. Somehow they managed to mess up the walk back but they were fortunate enough to have the DI's offer them several opportunities to do it correctly. Once they finally made it back, they were treated to a K-9 unit and explosive ordnance disposal team demonstration and then given a barbeque chicken lunch and sent home tired and sore. All in all, I think she got a good appreciation of what being a Marine is all about and ended up doing really well at all the events too.
Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the DI's.
Look at where you're pointing babe!
Looking like a sharpshooter on the rifle.
About to bust a cap.
Showing that little guy who's boss.
Performing the fireman's carry during the CFT.
Hauling ammo cans during the CFT.
She makes it look good!
Good work Mosie!