Well I graduated from the 3 week VSP Pre-basic academy yesterday. Got sworn in by the commissioner and got my badge. It was the most challenging and most difficult 3 weeks of my life but the bonding and commradery between my fellow Troopers was a great feeling! The support we gave each other was what got most of us through it and I feel like I have 9 new brothers and a sister! I start the 20 week basic academy on Sunday but it will be a cake walk compared to what we just went through. My shins are still in a lot of pain but I will find a way to cope. Hope all is well back in the People's Republic of MA!