JACKSONVILLE, FL (WALB) - Tuesday marks the first day of travel for WALB's Re-Essa Buckels as she makes her way to the Marine base at Parris Island, SC where she'll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to train like a Marine.
Joining her on that journey are Blackshear Amonqua, Dougherty County High School Career Specialist, and Latayla Walden, Westover High School teacher.
The three traveled first to Jacksonville, Florida to meet at the Marine Recruiting office to finalize some details before departing.
Albany recruiting station Staff Sergeant Thomas Dailey gave them words of wisdom and challenged us to try several activities.
After spending most of the day on the road, Re-essa arrived at boot camp Tuesday night.
The group got an overview of what to expect over the next couple of days as they learn what it takes to be a U.S. Marine.
They were also given the gear they'll be wearing as they train.
Then it was off to their quarters to get some rest before their workshop on making a Marine.