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Boot Camp Challenge
Part 8 - Fireguard Duty
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Welcome to the Boot Camp Challenge, an interactive story designed to take you through some of the thrills and spills of military basic training.

To refresh your memory, or if this is your first time with Joe, you may wish to work your way through the previous episodes (it's not a good idea to be thrown into boot camp on the second day of training. Almost guaranteed to get you noticed).

For the sake of simplicity, our adventure takes place in a hypothetical near-future, where members of all the services (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard) attend the same military boot camp. While this is a work of fiction, actual situations, scenarios, and experiences have been used from all of the current U.S. Military basic training courses. Your task, in this and future episodes, will be to successful navigate your way to completion.

Wakeup Call

It seems that you've just closed your eyes, and now somebody is shaking your shoulder.

"Joe, Joe. Wake up, mate. It's your shift for Fire Guard. Come on, man, get out of your bunk. I need to be relieved."


Swing your arms at the "intruder" and hope he'll go away.
Wake up and begin getting dressed.

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