Recruits learn about Army culture, jobs at Schofield Barracks

Future soldiers got a chance to engage with other soldiers and learn about the Army culture Friday at Schofield Barracks.

Several units and organizations demonstrated various jobs for the recruits before they attend basic combat training.

One recruit, George Kupihea, said he’s preparing for boot camp. “They are expecting us to run three miles, do a lot of push-ups, do a lot of physical workout to learn the seven values of the Army creed and the Army songs,” he said.

“It gives them an idea of what soldiers do in the Army and not just what they see on TV or social media,” said Sgt. First Class Duane Gomes. “They get to interact face-to-face with actual soldiers and look into different jobs that they might not have had an idea on how they operate.”

Friday’s group of recruits will travel to different locations for training. Some will leave as early as next week.

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