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Gaige Fink enlists into the U.S. Army.

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Gaige Fink enlists into the U.S. Army.

Gaige Fink – Army

November 10, 2019

Eagle Eye: When and why did you decide to join the military?

Gaige Fink: “I joined the military on December 21st, 2018.”

EE: Why did you choose the branch of the military you are in?

GF: “I chose the Army because I wanted to better myself and be part of the greatest fighting force in America.”

EE: Tell us a little bit about your basic training experience.

GF: “I went to Basic Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina which has unbearable heat in the summer time which is when I was there, most days were over 95° and 100% humidity, there was days that the temperatures hit over 110°. Basic training is 10% physical strength and 90% mental strength. As long as you keep your head up and make good friends, it will fly by.”

EE: If you are in active duty, what is your experience so far?

GF: “For my job, I haven’t done a whole lot. But there is a lot of sitting around and waiting in the Army so that is something to think about.”

EE: What advice would you give for students thinking of joining the military?

GF: “If you’re looking to join the military, ensure it is the right choice for you. If you are passionate about the armed forces and love your country, then the military life is for you. Of course, there are many other reasons to join the military, like family benefits and college.”

EE: What are your future goals? What specific job in your branch do you hope to do?

GF: “My future goals are to continue to climb the ranks in the Army and set myself up for success in the future.”

 

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