Some recruits set their alarm clocks to go off at 4:30 a.m., anticipating a surprise room inspection.
By 5:40 a.m., all line up outside at attention, wearing matching grey T-shirts, shorts and sneakers. Water bottles in hand, they're ready for an hour of intense physical training.
"We split the group in two. Half will run today, the other half will do calisthenics and circuit training," said Lt. Bernard Rivers, the officer in charge. The circuit training consists of exercises like jumping rope, doing pushups with their feet elevated on a porch, repeatedly kicking and punching a free-standing punching bag and step-ups on a truck tire.