Fort Hood: High school students get a taste of basic training

Army recruiting hosted the U.S. Army Basic Training Experience on Monday and Tuesday at Sadowski Parade Field for more than 9,000 high school students from the Killeen ISD and across the state. (Army photo)
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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Army recruiting hosted the U.S. Army Basic Training Experience on Monday and Tuesday at Sadowski Parade Field for more than 9,000 high school students from the Killeen ISD and across the state.

The experience included the "Drill Sergeant Experience," the "New Army Combat Fitness Test," and "Army Obstacle Course Team Building."

"At first it was really scary," said Traelen Williams from Ellison high school.

"It's just something we're not used to. I've always had respect for the military, but this just adds on to it."

The career expo educated students on more than 45 Army programs and career fields.

There were also demonstrations performed by air assault repel teams, Army firefighters, military working dogs, robotics and medical teams.

"We want them to be a team," said Sgt. First Class Latoya Greene.

"At the end of the day, it doesn't matter about the yelling and all that stuff. It's that we want you to be part of a team which is what the Army is."