Spring 2024 Recruit Orientation Schedule
February 24, 2024 (9am to 3pm)
March 9, 2024 (9am to 3pm)
Drill Site Address
Esek Hopkins-Armed Forces Reserve Center
1 Narragansett Street
Cranston, RI 02905
About Recruit Orientation
Think of Recruit Orientation as a "try-out" for our unit. Recruit Orientation is a where new applicants can experience what it is like to be in our youth program. Recruit Orientation is FREE to attend. All new applicants MUST attend at least 1 Recruit Orientation before they can enroll.
Families are welcome but not required to attend Recruit Orientation.
We are now accepting applications until April 27, 2024. Enroll today!
More information below!
What to Wear to Recruit Orientation:
What to Bring to Recruit Orientation:
What Happens at Recruit Orientation:
Once you arrive to our facility, there will be Cadets at the gate who will check your drivers license and let you into our facility. Park in any available parking space.
There will be Cadets outside who will guide you to our unit office. Here you will meet our Unit Commanding Officer and be able to ask any questions. Each Recruit Candidate will be introduced to the X-Ray Company Commander, a more Senior Cadet in our unit, who will help guide, mentor, and motivate the Recruits throughout the day.
There is no separation of Recruit Candidates and the rest of the Cadets in our unit. Everyone does everything together and the full-rigor of what it is like to experience a typical drill day in our unit is experienced!
When leaving, approach our gate again, very closely, and it will open automatically for you.
Preparing for Recruit Orientation
We find that the more Recruits can prepare both physically and mentally for our environment, the more they will not only LOVE our youth program but also fit in with the rest of our Cadets! We have attached a few PDF documents below to download/print out and review as basic information about our youth program.
A Typical Drill Day