Do you have a Snapchat? I only ask because it sounds like the type of shit I'd do. The goal was to make recruits sweat so much that it would… well rain. But my chief pulled some strings, and nobody got asmo'd, but we got lucky, that usually never happens. This includes lying by omission (leaving information out) and lying by commission (purposefully misleading). You will have to memorize a small script and say it word for word every time you do it. No more than three percent of each training group will be designated … We were a very rough group, with a rough attitude. Nice little summary of bootcamp but I can't lie I laughed when you said you'd fucking mess with the RDCs every chance you got. The Confidence Course is not an "individual" event. After that, they will walk you through a door, and you will see a pretty small replica destroyer. Tips: Don't take anything personal. All people do this. If you fail an inspection, you get a single retry. So I implore you, when you get there don't be that dick who wants to order people around all day and pretend you're in charge. Yea, I'm sure this post was good for people struggling or who are really worried etc. They will tell you to put your masks on, you will do so in 10 seconds or less. Do not be weak. I started my Processing "P-Days" on December 13th, 2016. There is no such thing as a fucking stress card... lmfao maybe in the air force. My recruiter is telling me everything I bring will be mailed home while others, who have gone through boot camp in the last month or so, say that they'll be stored in a box or locker of some sort on-site and will be returned to us after graduation. We Are The Mighty (WATM) celebrates service with stories that inspire. Thank you guys (: The ugly: Gas chamber (puke and snot everywhere). U gotta keep in mind they haven't been in the military for years, so they have no idea what to expect when going to boot camp. They're just doing their job. If I could do it all over again I would. But I never heard the phrase 'make it rain'. Also, while you wait for a reply from a subject matter expert, try using the search feature! Some guys just become salty sailors. Marlinspike was probably the dumbest shit we did in bootcamp, some people liked it but to me it didn't make a whole lot of sense. Good luck future sailors, can't wait to meet you all in the fleet. What I want to say is YES YOU CAN, but I am not you, and you have to seriously have your head in the game if you are going to get through P-DAYS. To keep it short, I'd go through basic training again. Not true. Seriously. It happens at week 5 usually, and a lot of people will get asmo'd because of it. Appreciate your reply. This question seems to come up a lot. They were pretty much spot-on about that. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. Watch who you surround yourself with. I browsed this reddit every single day hoping to find some kind of information that would ease my nerves. Usually it's the people you went to the airport with to start out, and eventually (hopefully) you all start to bond. Do they still do this? Oh- and for the love of god DO NOT SMOKE WEED FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 2 MONTHS BEFORE YOU SHIP. You will get used to that too, trust me. So don't get asmo'd, learn your shit, and make sure you pay attention during practice inspections. You will have many inspections during your time at RTC. Now Marlinespike is pretty fucking simple, but pretty much every division fails it. As a reminder, this subreddit is for civil discussion. It's 100% the worst part of boot camp. In the end, it's all a mental game. That's definitely the worst of basic. Being at boot camp kind of sucks, and we really miss reddit. What specifically do you want to know, besides battle stations? Moving on, I will finish this section with this. Don't ever believe that the RDCs don't like you. The gas chamber sucked, but honestly wasn't as bad as I expected, though some outright couldn't stand the diluted gas chamber. 100% Upvoted. The gas chamber is a fucking joke, they should be OC sprayed instead. Navy recruits who fail to pass their PRT must endure additional weeks of boot camp. Congratulations... kind of. You will take 3 days of classes before gas chamber, mostly focused on fire fighting and such, but they mix in gas chamber stuff so be sure to pay attention in those classes. Recruits don OBAs (Oxygen Breathing Apparatus, standard equipment for shipboard fire-fighting) carry sandbags, toss life rings, and climb through a scuttle (a small circular door) with full seabags. Come visit our wiki over in r/Navy. Now I am being kind of a hypocrite because I never memorized my chain of command. For example, lots of information about IT (which you will barely remember six months after bootcamp) and none about Marlinespike, weapons inspection, etc., which some may argue are more crucial than hearing about getting IT-ed. All you do for this is put on a gas mask, (super easy, trust me) and line up in a concrete room with your masks off. Two questions: Could someone please clarify what happens to the possessions we bring to ROM/ boot camp? And today I couldn't help but remember all of the fears and nervousness I had right before I shipped out, hell, the entire time I was in DEP. If you don't know all 3 of those you will be fucked for inspections, or at least you will take a hit. These recruits enter the Fitness Improvement Training program, which is focused on helping them meet the PRT standards. In the beginning, it was really hard to be in that division, and a lot of people did stupid shit so they could get asmo'd out of the division and put in a 'better' one. people literally fucking blow my mind. See TheBeneGesseritWitch's guide on Paths to become an Officer. But I will talk about that in a minute. You can imagine how alienating that might have been, we had fights, we had a lot of yelling, and bullshit. I think that’s it. Navy Boot Camp; Military Knowledge. The test consists of three events: a jump into a pool, a 50-yard swim and a prone float for five minutes. It's just how it was. Chief's got the double-dragon? There are honestly quite few exciting moments, and they can be far apart from each other. Try searching this subreddit. Though not necessary, learning your general orders, chain of command, and ranks before bootcamp will save you a lot of time. Ten counts. Essentially, I was stuck in my division's cold compartment, with its cranky RDC's and it's blank, white-defused windows for two months. Time flies when your in your head, just make sure you dont miss a command or question. Do not encourage lying. Know all of the details pertaining to rate/rank recognition. Or at all while you're in DEP, but god damn we lost about 10-15 people from the drug test alone. Battlestations is something I can't say shit about because I signed a document stating such. Have fun in the fleet! You couldn't pay me to do it again. Left Boot Camp a month and a half ago; here's my input. Be brutally honest with yourself about your fitness levels. Many people visited the Chaplain or the shrink and never came back. Keep your dreams alive, do not smoke weed while in DEP. Definitely didn't have a bad time. If you get the question right, you have an extra hit to take for an inspection. You will seriously question why you joined the navy, and "Is it worth it? The good: The great friends I made and the cookies in the galley. I almost got asmo'd 3 different times and I eventually earned the nickname "asmo-proof" from my division. You will hate life for about 10 seconds, but then you will leave the room. First things first, there are some things you should learn and memorize while in DEP. You will only require an average score of 50 compared to 60 in basic training. No personally identifying information (PII). Hopefully that was just a winter thing, and maybe you lucked out [ hint: Great Lakes gets cold as hell :) ]. In Navy Boot Camp you will sing Anchors Aweigh when you march from one location to another. Navy Boot Camp; Military Knowledge. It's built into a wall, so it's only really half a ship. Just be smart, you got this. The only super fun part for me was live fire and fucking with my RDCs every opportunity I got. thanks for the post! Security watch is a little harder, and that's only because you have to stand at attention for 2-4 hours straight every time you get it, which might be every 3 days or so. and you will raise them high in the air, and inhale that sweet sweet tear gas. Hey Reddit, I'm at Navy Boot Camp (RTC Great Lakes) and my rackmate turned out to be a fellow redditor. 8 hours except you have to iron which often involves waiting for an iron and probably shine your boots and any hygene you dont want to deal with in the 15 mins they give you to get ready. I was in boot camp. The worst part is when it was completely unnecessary or without reason. The bad: Other than P-days, nothing was really bad. Good luck man, maybe I'll see you there. More than 39,000 recruits probably reach the same conclusion annually at Great Lakes, the only enlisted boot camp left in the Navy. OP doesn't have the benefit of hindsight to know what was important and what wasn't at bootcamp. They will be your salvation in many cases, stick by them, because they might end up being lifelong friends. It wasn't as bad as it seems, its just uncomfortable. Hated it. hide. And today I couldn't help but remember all of the fears and nervousness I had right before I shipped out, hell, the entire time I was in DEP. (Close all windows and doors and beat you until sweat is dripping from the ceiling). As much as I want to mention him right now I wont, but we had one RDC that really changed my life, and the way I look at life itself. You couldn't pay me to do it again. When we got there (20 years ago) the RDC's told us bootcamp would be our easiest job in the Navy. Ultimately, Boot Camp is very different for everyone. I lost a fuck ton of motivation by the end of training. save. Usually there is one that you are able to really look up to, so be ready for that. In P days we weren’t allowed to talk to any fellow recruits even during chow. Press J to jump to the feed. To start with, all luggage must fit in a sports bag / small travel case. P-days are gonna suck ass. Want to learn about deploying, finances, mental health, cross-rating, and more? Phonetic Alphabet; State Tax; Pay Chart; Blog; Forum; Navy General Orders The Eleven Navy General Orders. Breaking subreddit rules may result in a ban from r/newtothenavy and r/navy. We had a lot of 'clicks', small groups that formed after taps (lights out). But every division is different... mine was definitely a stranger one. Navy personnel in certain ratings—jobs—must be able to pass the requirements for a second class swim test. Know the 11 General Orders. But what I can say is they give you all the tools you need to know your shit, so if you pay attention in boot camp you will be fine. Remember why you joined the Navy, and do not give up. I started my Processing "P-Days" on December 13th, 2016. I enjoyed not having to make any decisions in my life for a while. After that, your rows will begin to inch forward one by one on a blue line, they will tell you "Masks off!" Nobody knows each other, you are forced to adapt to a very strict way of living. Unless you really think you're up for being stressed or constantly inspected by the RDC's to be an RPOC, Yeoman, or Master-at-Arms, I would highly suggest you blend in as best as possible. TEAMWORK, TEAMWORK, TEAMWORK. report. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. The ugly: Everyone will get sick at some point, so if you're congested at the gas chamber be prepared to have a handful of mucus. Close • Posted by just now. Let's get started. In other words 'Getting Beat'. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.reddit.com/r/newtothenavy/comments/6mxv7c/links_to_official_information_on_every_enlisted/. Also, remember that this is someone who took time out of their day to try and improve the bootcamp experience for a bunch of strangers on the Internet. I was 19 with almost zero fat when I went in so it’s not like I was logging out either. You've heard it before but I will say it again... DON'T STEP ON THE FLAGS!!! The good, the moments of calm you have in classes or with your rdc's occasionally. Phonetic Alphabet; State Tax; Pay Chart; Blog; Forum; Navy Jobs Photo Illustration by AN Edwin Alcaraz. This ribbon is awarded to "initial accession enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy who are designated as Honor Graduates." If it's cool can you go into detail on what exactly you would do to fuck with them? A forum to discuss Navy Recruiters, processing at MEPS, Delayed Entry Program, Enlisted Ratings, "A" Schools, Officer Candidate School, Recruit Training Command, and transferring to your first command. Yes they do, we had a couple people stand up for the moment of truth. I would like to know the good, the bad and the ugly. This is another instance where you need to know your chain of command, sailors creed, and general orders. So I graduated Navy Boot Camp a little over a month ago. Preparing for Navy boot camp is a busy time and it can be unclear as to what recruits should bring. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment on this post, I will get back to you asap. Keep quiet, but pay attention to the mistakes of others. The hardest inspection you will have is called STATIC. The worst part for my sister was standing at attention for a few hours. Old sailor here weighing in on the value of this post: I think a contemporary (nearly) account of bootcamp has some merit, but it should be weighed against the situation in which it was written. Once you complete boot camp and become a fully fledged sailor, you will take the PFT twice a year to ensure that your fitness levels remain high. When joining the Navy, there are 80 different enlisted Navy jobs to choose from. And that’s by design. The initial test is conducted in basic training for enlisted personnel, and as part of officer accession training (OCS), in the Academy or as part of ROTC for commissioned officers. But we didn't snitch, and we didn't take any shit and we paid for it constantly. We sucked at teamwork, which is the most important part of Boot Camp. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. What you need to know about P-DAYS is it will mentally drain you, and you will want to go home. Your RDC's will start to actually scare you now, if they didn't already. It’s been called one of the most demanding assignments in the Navy — but also one of the most rewarding. We have 8 minutes to do it and everyone was whispering and carrying on. That is how you will make it through your first couple weeks. If you hang out with miserable recruits who complain and blame others a lot then you will also. times have changed and as many of you older people know, things have gotten some what simpler than what it used to be. Be the guy that people can talk to, be the guy that makes people WANT to work together... Long speeches after taps doesn't do shit, you have to talk to EVERYONE on a personal level and make them want to work as one unit, not individuals. STATIC is when they go through everything you have, your clothes, your rack, how you store uniforms, etc. One division in our ship lost 14 people the day of STATIC. Other peoples' behaviors have nothing to do with you. They will humiliate you, and say some outlandish things. Then it started to get louder. Next my ears couldn't take 81 guys talking almost at the top of their lungs. So, realize that you have the benefit of experience and cut OP a bit of slack with the shit talking. You didn’t mention the gas chamber. Good luck. 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