Grace Donnelly, Boston University
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Caption: Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets Kelsey Cummings and Alec Lynde write down notes during one of three night classes they attended the first night of the Fitness Training Circuit weekend at Fort Devens in Shirley, Mass on Sept. 29, 2013. The ROTC of Boston University goes to Fort Devens and various forts near Boston to complete necessary training exercises throughout the year.

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Caption: While waiting to begin training on the gun range, cadets Kelsey Cummings and Brian Shin react as Alec Lynde reads jokes off of his iPhone at Fort Devens in Shirley, Mass on Sept. 28, 2013. The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) of Boston University goes to Fort Devens and various forts near Boston to complete necessary training exercises throughout the year.

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Caption: Alec Lynde waits for a fellow cadet to belay during Fitness Training Circuits at Fort Devens in Shirley, Mass. on Sept. 29, 2013. The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) of Boston University goes to Fort Devens and various forts near Boston to complete necessary training exercises throughout the year.

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Caption: Cadet Alec Lynde helps fellow cadet Erik Journet tie his rope seat correctly before rappelling off of a 35 ft. tower at Fort Devens in Shirley, Mass. on Sept. 29, 2013. The ROTC of Boston University goes to Fort Devens and various forts near Boston to complete necessary training exercises throughout the year.

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Caption: Cadet Alec Lynde coaches fellow cadets through completing the rope bridge, which is a challenge in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps obstacle course on Fort Devens in Shirley, Mass. on Sept. 29, 2013. The ROTC of Boston University goes to Fort Devens and various forts near Boston to complete necessary training exercises throughout the year.

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Caption: ROTC army cadet Alec Lynde laughs while cleaning his weapon in one of the tents at Camp Edwards in Cape Cod, Mass. on April 13, 2014.

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Caption: Cadet Alec Lynde throws the third final mock grenade through a window frame, which allows his squad to move onto the next challenge of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps obstacle course on Fort Devens in Shirley, Mass. on Sept. 29, 2013. The ROTC of Boston University goes to Fort Devens and various forts near Boston to complete necessary training exercises throughout the year.