I have 58 (almost 57) days before I leave for boot camp. I enlisted in the greatest Navy in the world and can't wait for boot camp and a-school. Any Navy members here? How was boot camp?
Hey congrats PO8C. My brother and several friends of mine served in the military in various branches. I myself could not because of a physical ailment but I support the troops. Good luck and thanks!
...another ex-military member here (USAF, 1978-86; my 'handle' reflects that: 'X36EMS'=ex-36 EMS/36 TFW, Bitburg, Germany, my last assignment). Regardless of what branch you've chosen, or whether it's wartime or not, you've chosen to do something to be proud of...
...the different services have their different approaches to 'boot camp', and their lengths vary somewhat, but they all boil down to pretty much the same thing: a lot of intense, highly regimented training, a lot of marching and drills, physical training, and some classroom training in between. There will be a lot of yelling, some of it even at you specifically, and it will start literally the minute you arrive. The more you LISTEN, concentrate, and pay attention (which is what it all of it is intended to get you to do), the better off you'll be (and the less you'll get yelled at)...
Nice bro! I am almost into Marine Corp. bootcamp here pretty soon. Heck, maybe one day you in the navy will save my ass if war errupts and i get pinned and need some air support lol. Respect for you sir.
ex-ranger here (or rather the german gebirgsjäger which basically translates into mountain ranger or hunter), I can only speak for myself in the german military, which was definitely one of the experiences in my life that will always stick with me and make me proud.
boot camp is definitely a challenge, and it will be rough and bothersome, but you will see that in the end it will be worth it. the best thing is having your comrades around you and actually feeling what real teamwork is.
best of luck to you, don't give up easily and you will have the time of your life!
I wanted to join but i'm scared one of my limbs will be cut off. IED's are deadly and we're facing an enemy who has the advantage of terrain. They're willing to blow themselves up for the cause and you don't know where they're hiding. This is the hardest war to fight because the civilians are siding with the terrorists and won't give out information on where the are at.
So good luck to anyone who joins the military