My little boy grew up the be a US solider and I'm so proud of all the feats Ka'aina is conquering while serving. He just finished 3 weeks of combative training, with one more 2 week segment to go and he will be certified to teach combative training to his fellow soldiers. It's not easy and entails long, hard days of physical training to complete this course. Not every solider signs up to do, and Ka'aina was the only one in his unit to do it and the youngest in the combative training class with soldiers from other units.
Ka'aina is now out in the jungle for two weeks straight, with NO amenities, in full uniform, 100lb plus pack, full gear. Hot weather, no, to very little sleep, fire guard on and off all night. Meal replacement packs as their only food. My prayers for him and his unit to be safe while training..