On the Move: The official magazine of the Military Child Education Coalition
It is a scene which most Armed Services personnel can recall with great detail. The stage is a training room on a military installation. Conversations about an upcoming exam intermingle with discussions about sports and fill the air of the room. The camaraderie of the soldiers provides a nervous distraction from the individual plots about to unwind for each soldier. Over the course of the next several days, one-by-one, the soldiers will open their first set of orders. The first post or base assignments which will follow their technical training are scheduled to be distributed in the upcoming days.
Schaffer, Connie, "Ready, Eager, & Well-Prepared: A mantra for military personnel and teachers" (2013). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 72.