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西点军校新生报到第一天都会经历什么?

What New Army Cadets Go Through On Their First Day At West Point

Ready?
准备好了吗?
[laughing]
[笑]
Day One at West Point
在西点的第一天
The United States Military Academy
美国西点军校
West Point, New York
西点 纽约
On a scorching Monday in July,
七月一个炎热的周一
over 1,200 cadet candidates arrive at the US Military Academy for reception day.
1200多名新生候选人于入学日抵达西点军校
Also known as R-Day,
这天又称R-Day
it marks the beginning of their time at West Point.
这一天标志着候选人们西点生活的开始
All day long, the new cadets will do a transformation from their civilian status,
这一天里新学员将一改平民身份
and at the end of the day,
在一天结束时
take their oaths to serve our nation in the Army.
他们将会宣誓在军队效忠我们的国家
[joyful drum music]
[欢快的鼓乐演奏]
Why did you decide to come to the West Point?
你为什么选择来西点?
Both my brothers went here
我的两个兄弟都来这儿了
and it’s a great school,
这所学校很棒
and I wanna join the Army afterwards
我以后想参军
so there’s no better school to do that.
所以没有比西点更好的军校了
All my uncles, they served in the army
我的叔叔们都参过军
and they’re telling me that, like all about this school how great
他们总跟我讲 西点军校有多好
and all the leaders that came from it.
还有来自西点军校的领袖们
So, I just wanna follow the footsteps.
所以我只想跟随他们的脚步
The Academy was establighed in 1802.
西点军校成立于1802年
West Point is located about 50 miles north of New York City.
西点军校位于纽约市北部大约50英里处
It’s in the Hudson Highlands.
在哈德逊高原上
It’s called West Point
之所以叫西点
because it’s located on the western point of the Hudson River where it bends.
是因为军校位于哈德逊河的西岸拐点处
George Washington recognized this as a strategic point of interest
乔治·华盛顿把此处作为一个利益战略点
because the British had to tack as they came through the Hudson River.
因为英国人要穿过哈德逊河 就不得不逆风减速航行
It’s the longest continuously garrisoned military installation in the United States.
这是美国持续派兵驻守最久的军事设施
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
早上好 女士们先生们
I welcome you to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
欢迎你们来到美国西点军校
After a short orientation,
在短暂的迎新会之后
the cadet candidates have 60 seconds to say goodbye to their families.
学员候选人有60秒的时间和家人道别
For the next six weeks, contact with family members,
接下来的六周 学员和家人联系的机会
if any, is extremely limited.
如果有 也是极其受限制的
Once they leave Eisenhower Hall,
一旦走出艾森豪威尔大厅
the cadet candidates are now called new cadets.
学员候选人现在就可以被称为新学员了
New cadets, move, let’s go!
新生们 动起来 快走!
Up to the tape!
走到胶带处!
You’ll move along the wall, am I understood?
沿着墙根走 懂了吗?
– Yes, Sir. – You think you’re special?
– 是 长官 – 你觉得你很特殊?
Look straight forward!
目视前方!
In 2018 to be accepted at West Point,
2018年 要想被西点军校录取
you must be a United States citizen in good physical condition
你必须是身体状况良好的美国公民
pass a medical exam to be able to be commissioned in the Army,
体检合格后才能服役于军队
and have a high academic achievement.
而且还要有优异的学业成绩
I am a soldier!
我是名军人!
Tuition in West Point is free,
西点军校免收学费
but the cadets commit years of service after graduation.
但学员们要承诺在毕业后服役几年
After their four years at West Point,
在西点军校学习了四年之后
they’ve committed to five years’ active duty in the Army
学员们已承诺在军队服役五年
with three years in the reserve component.
其中包括三年预备役
Hurry up you guys, get there.
伙计们 快点 到那去
The new cadets are issued physical training,
学校要对新生分派体能训练
or PT uniforms.
并分发体能训练服
New cadet, you‘d better close this gap!
新生 你最好跟上!
Along with a bag that holds everything they’re allowed to carry for the next six weeks.
随身的包内装着接下来六周内被允许带的所有物品
Their next stop, the barber shop.
新生们的下一站 理发店
Only the male new cadets are required to cut their hair.
只有男性新生被要求剃掉头发
The female new cadets get to keep their locks.
女性新生则可以继续留长发
Hi, how are you?
嗨 你好吗?
Thinking about West Point, what do you think?
在考虑西点?你认为怎么样?
– Maybe…… – Maybe?
– 大概是······ – 大概是?

– My brother and sister are here. – Your brother and sister are here?
– 因为我兄弟姐妹都在这儿 – 你兄弟姐妹都在这儿?
Pretty exciting.
那真令人兴奋
West Point started admitting women in 1976.
1976年西点军校开始招收女学员
Today more than 20% of the cadets are female.
现在女性学员占比已超过20%
Over 24% of the class of 2022 are women.
2022级新生中超过24%都是女性
Close that gap new cadet, close that gap!
跟上前面 新生 跟上!
So we’ve seen a huge surge
从中我们看到了一个显著的增长
not only in the interest in women applicants,
不仅是西点对女性申请者的兴趣增加了
but also the retention of a woman cadet.
而且女性学员的保留人数也增加了
The new cadets are assigned to companies
新生会被分配至各连队中
where they learn the basics of taking orders
在那里学习服从命令的基本要素
You wait for our command!
你们等待我们的指令!
Do not do things on your own initiative!
不要自己行动!
and marching information.
以及学习行军信息的基本知识
[giving orders]
[下达命令中]
We have upperclassmen from the junior and senior classes
我们有三年级和四年级的高年级学员
that are here leading the new cadets.
在这里带新学员
Let’s go!
出发!
Your lunch, your boots, they better be in the bag!
你们的午饭 靴子 最好放进包里!
So this is a leadership laboratory
所以 不仅对新生而言 包括高年级学员
not only for our new cadets but also for our upper class
当他们运用自己的领导能力时
as they work on their leadership skills.
西点军校就是一间培养领导能力的实验室
Everything the new cadets learn on R-Day culminates in the Oath Ceremony.
新生们在迎新会学的内容以宣誓仪式告终
Family members gather for one last look
学员的家人们聚在一起
at the class of 2022 before basic training begins.
只为在基础训练前再最后看一眼2022级学员
New cadets, raise your right hand and repeat after me.
全体新生 举起你们的右手 跟着我宣誓
One of the most common traits that I see of West Point applicants
申请西点军校的学生普遍具有的特性之一
is they wanna be part of a team that’s bigger than themselves.
是他们想要加入一个比自己更强大的团队
Those who complete the rigorous six weeks of basic training
那些完成六周严格基础训练的人
will be formally accepted into the core of cadets.
将会被正式录取成为核心成员
It’s gonna be a long six weeks.
那将是漫长的六周
I can tell you that it’s gonna be.
我可以告诉你 那绝对会很漫长
I’ll get through it, take it day by day
我会挺过去的 日复一日地训练
but I know it’s gonna be long, it’s gonna be hard.
但我知道那会很漫长且艰苦
but I’m prepared for it.
但我准备好了
I feel like it’s gonna suck,
我觉得那会很糟糕
but in the end, it’s all worth it.
但最后一切都会是值得的
All of us know what to expect really.
我们都知道会发生什么
We just go in there, you know,
我们只是去到军校
get yelled at a little bit,
去听教官吼我们 一点点
get on the bus, get yelled at some more.
上车 再被教官吼
I think it’s gonna be fun, you know.
我觉得会很有趣
Everybody else talks about it’s gonna be a miserable time.
其他人都说那会是段糟糕的日子
But I think if you embrace the suck, it’s gonna be…
但我觉得只要你拥抱那些磨炼 就会……
It’s gonna be okay. You can get through it.
就会没事的 你可以挺过去的

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本视频介绍了西点军校新生报到的一天经历

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