Food is better in basic
Your piece about basic training sure hit the nail on the head ("Basic training will be nothing," Glory Daze; by Gloria Masoner [http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1159278.html]. When I talked to my oldest son when he got out of Navy Boot, he said that "it's like church camp, but the food's better. I didn't learn much except how to fold my clothes the Navy way."
My youngest, who was a terrible student in high school, took several academic awards in Boot and in corpsman training.
I credit most of their success to parental guidance, encouragement and my D.I. voice.
John Everett Goolsby