Cadet Summer Training

7th Reg. Advanced Camp Cadets reunite with family after 31 days

FORT KNOX, Ky., — Cadets from 7th Regiment Basic Camp (CLC) ended their 31-day training and reunited with their families present at the Waybur Theater July 31.

Cadets from 7th Regiment Advanced Camp (CLC) ended their 31-day training with their families present at Waybur Theater at Fort Knox, Ky., July 31. Here a Cadet is reunited with a loved one. Photo by Emily LaForme

Cadets from 7th Regiment Advanced Camp (CLC) ended their 31-day training by reuniting with their families at Waybur Theater at Fort Knox, Ky., July 31. Here a Cadet is reunited with a loved one. Photo by Emily LaForme

The Cadets will be graduating from Advanced Camp Aug. 1, however, families and loved ones have the opportunity to arrive a day before and spend time with their Cadet during their down time.

Before families are able to reunite with Cadets, they arrive at Waybur Theater and are shown videos and photographs explaining what Cadet training looks like.

Bing Mason was present at Family Day to see her daughter, and she said she was the one who pushed her daughter into joining ROTC.

“I put her into ROTC in high school because I wanted her to be more independent, I wanted her to push herself further,” she said. “I told her to be proud of herself, she made a good decision for herself. She enjoys being in ROTC and she is going far.”

Cdt. Laarni Mason, Randolph-Mason College, said she appreciates the push her mother gave her to join ROTC.

Cdt. Laarni Mason, Randolph-Mason College, said she appreciates the push her mother gave her to join ROTC.

Cadets from 7th Regiment Advanced Camp (CLC) ended their 31-day training with their families present at Waybur Theater at Fort Knox, Ky., July 31. Here a Cadet is reunited with a loved one. Photo by Emily LaForme

Cadets from 7th Regiment Advanced Camp (CLC) were able to spend a day with their families before graduating at Fort Knox, Ky., August 1. Photo by Emily LaForme

“In high school my mom forced me to join the Junior ROTC program and ended up loving it. I joined ROTC in my sophomore year of college after I transitioned into college first. ROTC is a great way to push yourself both mentally and physically,” Mason said.

Bing Mason said she would encourage other parents to inspire their children into joining the ROTC program.

“Being a parent, I would recommend others to motivate their children into serving their country. They will become independent and able to protect their fellow countrymen as well,” she said.

The Cadets and their families left Family Day to attend a luncheon held at the Saber & Quill or to explore the surrounding areas outside of Fort Knox for the rest of the day.

 

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Emily LaForme

A student at Michigan State University, Emily is a Public Affairs Intern for U.S. Army Cadet Command of Fort Knox, KY. Emily has a passion for all things military, journalism, and MSU football.

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