Not counting the accident, it was so much fun and such good training, the best training I've ever had at West Point (once we got to the FTX). I got really lucky with my squad and my platoon in that we meshed well together and really uplifted each other through the entire detail, which was super awesome. And the weather was good too except for one cold rainy day, but we got crazy stories from that day so I can't complain.
It's nice to hear some things have stayed the same.
Yes, we were all thinking of you guys when we heard the news of the accident. But I am glad the training was good - most of the cadets I talked to when we started it had the same response, and a lot of them were really (positively) surprised. I had one cadet on the track team begging to stay out and just run TOC operations when she was diagnosed with multiple stress fractures and pulled out of the field. Neat to see the level of motivation from a group of cadets who were mostly coerced into participating that first year.