Canadian Military basic training at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. He completed and passed the fitness portion and they are now working on first aid training which comes easy to him as he took a course after highschool on first aid when he was contemplating becoming a fireman. He is starting to get used to days that start at 5:00 am and end at 11:00 pm - difficult since he is not a morning person.
Apparently, they are all allowed their cell phones but only allowed to use them certain hours. If anyone is caught using them outside of those hours all members of his unit have their cell phones confiscated - which happened in the first week. It seems the military has a slightly different approach these days, using more peer pressure than penalizing just one individual. The same goes for if you forget an item, you have to run back up 8 flights of stairs while the rest of your unit has to do push ups until you come back. He said that has happened to others in his unit a couple of times. The person who forgot the item doesn't have to do any push-ups - major peer pressure.
He was hired to be a tank crewman and training for that won't begin until basic training is over. His job very likely will take him as a peacekeeper to the front line in places like Afghanistan. Scary for us, exciting for him.
He did say something which we both got a good laugh over. His Dad and I have always kept a tidy home. The kids were always perturbed that when they were young each weekend when they went back to their Mom's house we would do room inspections. They had to be clean before they left. Apparently, the military is 50 times more picky than Dad about cleanliness lol - this coming from the clean kid in the family :)