ALBANY, GA (WALB) - WALB News 10's Re-Essa Buckels is on her way to bootcamp-- to learn how Marines are made.
Buckels shipped off at zero six hundred hours heading to Parris Island, SC.
Buckels stocked up on the necessary equipment like walking shoes and bug spray to fend off the sand fleas-- an insect native to the area.
She also how been putting in some serious work at the gym to get fit for bootcamp.
Recent marine graduate, Anthony McRoy shared these encouraging words with Buckels.
"Be you and don't take anything to the heart because you're going to get picked on, you're going to get challenged. If anything it's suppose to make you better than yourself," said Private First Class McRoy.
Buckels arrives on Parris Island around 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
WALB will be airing her stories starting on Wednesday.
Be sure to follow her journey on the website and her Facebook page.