Thursday, December 3, 2009

Three weeks in...

Finally a moment to update. Unfortunately since arriving all electronic devices except cell phones were taken away making it impossible to update. However I am now the proud owner of an iphone which makes updates possible but not particularly easy (we don't have a lot of time).

However on to more important matter, basic training! It's been amazing so far, every moment is a new physical and mental challenge. We were awarded our platoon flag today, something of a big deal. Normally these are awarded based on merit at around the four week mark, we were told however due to our hard work and good academic scores we would be awarded it early in week two. Go us!

It's tough but rewarding here. I'm both happy and challenged. I have a lot of stories to tell, however those will have to wait until I'm not typing on a phone.

I'm back in Vancouver on the 18th expect more then and thanks for your interest.

- Michael


  1. so good to hear more details, congrats to the achievment of getting the flag.
    we cannot wait to see you and hear all your stories. we are proud of you .
    who are building painfully your new bed.!!

  2. keep up the updates! iPhone is the greatest. good work.

  3. Wonderful! Can't wait to hear some of your stories - too bad you'll be heading back to St-Jean just before I get to Vancouver. I will have to get together with your Mom so she can give me all the news.

    The platoon flag is a big deal, and they normally don't award it early. You must be with a pretty sharp group.

    Hope you have a relaxing Christmas vacation - no doubt very well-earned. Don't forget to take a break from catching up on sleep to overeat, drink too much and enjoy all the other festivities that are generally forbidden while on Basic!