"Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... THE TRAINED SOLDIERS!!!" and I cried like some grandmother seeing her grandson graduate. I thought back to this one's journey and it filled me with emotions I cannot describe - how I listened to her struggles during recruitment interviews, how I looked at her dieting and exercising because she's getting herself into shape for IF she gets accepted, then celebrating with her when she finally did, and waving her goodbye at Tekong, to the first Tekong phone call from her, and then the next one when she was on the toilet sharing how sad she was that she fell really sick and couldn't complete her ippt, to the bookout dinner where she shared the pains of training and finally, to be here with her at the very end where she finished #soldierstrong. It's a beautiful morning, and I could not care less for the smell of sweat that filled the air. It was a beautiful morning. #bloopertotrooper #troopertoofficer (cadet).