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    Texas DPS Training Academy

    I have been accepted to the Texas DPS Academy and will begin the academy on March 31, 2008. Any advice? Words of wisdom? lol.

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    I wish you all the best!

    I wish you all the best and look forward to reading about your daily life at the academy.

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    Post on a regular basis?

    I'm just wondering if you will try to post daily or weekly accounts of your time at the academy on a regular basis?

    I would love to hear more about it.

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    I know they wont be daily posts, but I will try very hard to do weekly posts on everything I dont believe they allow internet access at the academy. My last shift on the ambulance is friday =( Its going to be a big change lol.

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    Good luck in the Academy!
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    Definitely good luck in the academy.

    I graduated today and man it is a thrill ride already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by O.C White View Post
    Definitely good luck in the academy.

    I graduated today and man it is a thrill ride already.
    Congrats on your graduation!! Be safe out there!
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    congrats it was great reading about your progress

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    Week 1 down

    Week 1 down 25 to go. This is an interesting experience for somebody with no military experience. Gotta get my turns down lol but im giving my 100%. I got a great group of guys around me in my bunk area. We have lost 10 in the first week I believe. Hanging strong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPFD3326 View Post
    Week 1 down 25 to go. This is an interesting experience for somebody with no military experience. Gotta get my turns down lol but im giving my 100%. I got a great group of guys around me in my bunk area. We have lost 10 in the first week I believe. Hanging strong!
    10 gosh dang. We lost 19 the whole academy. Just wait until after this first weekend and you will probably lose a few more.

    I will probably be down that way on either Tuesday or Wednesday to visit with some of the staff down there to see what it's like to walk down the middle of the hall. :D

    Hang tough man.

    Oh yeah some sound advice, use 3 x 5 cards for the vocabulary test to study with.

    General orders good luck, those will take a while.
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    It's Friday where is our update???????
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    Late at night a chill in the air
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    Cause nothing in this life is free
    A Trooper's life was made for me

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    2 Weeks Down

    Lol sorry Im late on the update. Been with family all weekend long. We had some stuff come up. 2 weeks down everybody. I think we have lost 20 at this point. I passed all the physcial testings and done really well on all my tests so far. We started Arrest and Control Tactics. Pretty interesting material. The body gets tired waking up at 415-430 everymorning to go and PT and not make it back to the rack until 10p. Im learning a great deal in all of our classes so far. We are in class from 8-11, 12-5, and 6-8. Things are falling into place for me. This obviously isnt an easy place but everythings for a reason. What doesnt kill us Makes us stronger. Still hanging strong
    2 weeks down 24 more to go

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