Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. Every time they asked me, someone would whisper me the answer, or I would just get it wrong and get beat. But once you finish that first week, you will be thrown into some intense physical training (For most people). But every division is different... mine was definitely a stranger one. We had a lot of 'clicks', small groups that formed after taps (lights out). You will absolutely question yourself if joining was the right decision, especially that first month or so. Have fun in the fleet! Discussion. My username is grok and my rackmate's user name is jaredtizzle. What must I bring to Navy Boot Camp? I sleep about 5-6 hours every night (thanks video games, but I'll take the blame this time), so 8 hours will be more than I'm used too. With that said, its the easy watch. To all the people implying that /u/RandomBoot2345 is a wuss or is overstating the difficulty of boot camp, remember that it's fresh in his/her mind. You will get used to that too, trust me. I was 19 with almost zero fat when I went in so it’s not like I was logging out either. 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 they didn't, I sincerely doubt that anyone would have more than one kid. I suggest doing some really hard shit before you go to bootcamp, stare at your door for 3 hours straight at attention and don't move a muscle. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment on this post, I will get back to you asap. To sum the experience up for you, just try your best because nobody knows what the fuck they're doing, you won't either. times have changed and as many of you older people know, things have gotten some what simpler than what it used to be. Left Boot Camp a month and a half ago; here's my input. The test consists of three events: a jump into a pool, a 50-yard swim and a prone float for five minutes. LEARN YOUR CHAIN OF COMMAND AND GENERAL ORDERS, YOU WILL BE ASKED AND BEAT IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEM. This is another instance where you need to know your chain of command, sailors creed, and general orders. Your RDC's might not be so scary anymore, and you might actually have built up respect for some of them. We sucked at teamwork, which is the most important part of Boot Camp. We were under the supervision of our recruit leader. If you hang out with miserable recruits who complain and blame others a lot then you will also. Basically, you go into this building I think around week 3 or 4, and take a class about line handling for a good 30 minutes to an hour. therefore the comments people are making about this being incorrect are unnecessary as most of this has no relevance to your future experience if you’ve already graduated from bootcamp. Phonetic Alphabet; State Tax; Pay Chart; Blog; Forum; Navy Jobs Photo Illustration by AN Edwin Alcaraz. 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. But don't be like me, beatings are a pain in the ass and nobody really likes them even if they say they do. So I graduated Navy Boot Camp a little over a month ago. Hopefully that was just a winter thing, and maybe you lucked out [ hint: Great Lakes gets cold as hell :) ]. After that you gotta March over a mile to your new ship with your heavy ass seabag. So, the TL;DR is: read all you can and remember that none of it is 100% accurate. Just something to conclude this section, remember to make friends. No more than three percent of each training group will be designated … Other peoples' behaviors have nothing to do with you. If you lack talent in something ask for help and get better at it. Many people visited the Chaplain or the shrink and never came back. These recruits enter the Fitness Improvement Training program, which is focused on helping them meet the PRT standards. (Close all windows and doors and beat you until sweat is dripping from the ceiling). Some guys just become salty sailors. This includes lying by omission (leaving information out) and lying by commission (purposefully misleading). 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. That's about all I have to say about that. Did the RDCs have you make it rain? 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. I heard you wear your sneakers now. An 18-year-old Navy recruit died Tuesday after collapsing during physical training at the service’s boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois, service officials said Friday. Takes this post at about 13% for what it’s worth. Though not necessary, learning your general orders, chain of command, and ranks before bootcamp will save you a lot of time. What got you through boot camp and what are some tips? I leave for boot camp on June 13th and I was wondering more about it. It was like a mental vacation from regular everyday worries. 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 dont know what else to say about that. We could use the support. I always woke up a half hour to an hour early to get dressed get my hair together, brush my teeth, wash my face, make my rack. It was such a dull experience on slow weeks that, while Boot Camp is only 8 weeks long, one week will start to feel like two or three. Keep your dreams alive, do not smoke weed while in DEP. 100% Upvoted. You didn’t mention the gas chamber. Good luck. The hardest inspection you will have is called STATIC. Gone are the days when RDC’s (Recruit Division Commanders) would yell “Make It Rain” inside of your squad bay during a PT (physical training) session. You've heard it before but I will say it again... DON'T STEP ON THE FLAGS!!! 0 comments. And that’s by design. A guy in my division gained 27 pounds. If you fail an inspection, you get a single retry. Hey Reddit, I'm at Navy Boot Camp (RTC Great Lakes) and my rackmate turned out to be a fellow redditor. So I graduated Navy Boot Camp a little over a month ago. 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. The bad: Boot Camp, in my opinion, was flat out awful. The bad: Other than P-days, nothing was really bad. Keep quiet, but pay attention to the mistakes of others. P-days are gonna suck ass. I thought it was enjoyable and quite interesting, because the effects were unlike anything I'd really imagined, but some held that event with high hatred. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. After that, your rows will begin to inch forward one by one on a blue line, they will tell you "Masks off!" Just be smart, you got this. The gas chamber sucked, but honestly wasn't as bad as I expected, though some outright couldn't stand the diluted gas chamber. I fucking enjoyed it. STATIC is when they go through everything you have, your clothes, your rack, how you store uniforms, etc. Press J to jump to the feed. Ten counts. You didn’t get to wash your smurfs (sweat suits) the entire time in P days but you wore them for a week. Navy Boot Camp; Military Knowledge. Be brutally honest with yourself about your fitness levels. During FIT, you will run once every two days. Thank you guys (: The ugly: Gas chamber (puke and snot everywhere). Recently swore into the navy. So be ready for that. 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. OP doesn't have the benefit of hindsight to know what was important and what wasn't at bootcamp. Still true? It’s been called one of the most demanding assignments in the Navy — but also one of the most rewarding. They're just doing their job. save. To keep it short, I'd go through basic training again. thanks for the post! But by far the worst part about watches is when an RDC walks in and asks you a chain of command question, or a general order. Please tell me I’ve been lied to. There are no retakes for marlinespike, it's one time and you're done no matter what your score is. If so message me. If you don't know all 3 of those you will be fucked for inspections, or at least you will take a hit. Navy Boot Camp; Military Knowledge. That is how you will make it through your first couple weeks. In other words 'Getting Beat'. 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. 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. I browsed this reddit every single day hoping to find some kind of information that would ease my nerves. Battlestations is something I can't say shit about because I signed a document stating such. 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. Saw this post, thought it was funny. So I don't have much to say for this part. In Navy Boot Camp you will sing Anchors Aweigh when you march from one location to another. 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. We have 8 minutes to do it and everyone was whispering and carrying on. You will have to memorize a small script and say it word for word every time you do it. But I never heard the phrase 'make it rain'. It wasn't as bad as it seems, its just uncomfortable. Many Sailors join the Navy without knowing how to swim, but instructors at boot camp are trained to teach you everything you’ll need to know before the test. I appreciated it more than I ever imagined. and freakin called her SENATOR asking why the Navy won't let her precious young lad come home! Oh- and for the love of god DO NOT SMOKE WEED FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 2 MONTHS BEFORE YOU SHIP. Your division will start to grow closer now, and if you're a normal guy you will start to make some friends. Your RDC's will start to actually scare you now, if they didn't already. report. Two questions: Could someone please clarify what happens to the possessions we bring to ROM/ boot camp? Hated it. Moving on, I will finish this section with this. I've studied well, General Orders, RTC Maxim, Chain of Command, Sailors Creed, all down solid. I don't care what you read online, if you smoke even a little hit a month before bootcamp they very well might catch it. Good luck man, maybe I'll see you there. The ugly; Boot Camp is a mental game, above all else, including academically and physically. So, realize that you have the benefit of experience and cut OP a bit of slack with the shit talking. 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. You couldn't pay me to do it again. There is no such thing as a fucking stress card... lmfao maybe in the air force. I know you can’t say much about Battlestations but can you tell me if they still run it in boots? In the end, it's all a mental game. Have an idea of what the Navy core values are and what they mean to you—Honor, Courage and Commitment.You will be required to quote any one of the Eleven General Orders of a Sentry towards the end of your first week.The Sailor’s Creed and the Chain of Command will follow you throughout your entire Naval career so ensure these are engraved into m… More than 39,000 recruits probably reach the same conclusion annually at Great Lakes, the only enlisted boot camp left in the Navy. What specifically do you want to know, besides battle stations? I have some questions because there is stuff that I went through in boot camp and rumors that I’ve heard that I didn’t hear mentioned. Time flies when your in your head, just make sure you dont miss a command or question. hide. Congratulations... kind of. All people do this. Appreciate your reply. Hey man it doesn't bother me. Inadequate food portions for the amount of physical activity. All I had to do was live the moment (and play songs in my head while at attention for absurd amounts of time). The Navy Recruit Honor Graduate Ribbon was created on 18 August 2015, when U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus released a statement authorizing the establishment of the Recruit Honor Graduate Ribbon. Alright that's all I got for you guys. The Army and Marines did not even have these jobs for years and had to learn from the Navy. 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/. AMA. 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. Then it started to get louder. Or at all while you're in DEP, but god damn we lost about 10-15 people from the drug test alone. During those inspections a Recruit Division Commander (RDC) will be 6 inches from your face asking you to recite the Navy General Orders… It is best not to disappoint him. 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. Breaking subreddit rules may result in a ban from r/newtothenavy and r/navy. Part of Navy boot camp is the swim test. I made an edit to my post, yes they still do the gas chamber. We have had years of experience to see how shitty it can get and we tend to minimize past unpleasant experiences. The only super fun part for me was live fire and fucking with my RDCs every opportunity I got. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Like you mention, the part I'm most worried about is the boredom. I was in boot camp. It's built into a wall, so it's only really half a ship. Phonetic Alphabet; State Tax; Pay Chart; Blog; Forum; Navy General Orders The Eleven Navy General Orders. I will remember the things he taught me for life, and will cherish those memories of growth I had because of him. Navy recruits who fail to pass their PRT must endure additional weeks of boot camp. There are two types of watch, Rover and Security. After 4 Weeks, Hell Doesn't Seem So Bad Anymore. Interested in Officer programs? To start with, all luggage must fit in a sports bag / small travel case. You will have to document the temperatures and turn them in to the OOD. Sept. 27, 2009 . We were practicing making our racks. That's definitely the worst of basic. Yeah when the fuck did they start letting you get 8 hours of sleep?? What it is, is boring. The gas chamber is a fucking joke, they should be OC sprayed instead. If you fuck up anything you get a hit, and about 30 or so people in my division failed it. I started my Processing "P-Days" on December 13th, 2016. Usually it's the people you went to the airport with to start out, and eventually (hopefully) you all start to bond. Everything is gonna feel like a blur really. Bootcamp isn’t hell, if you are in any kind of decent physical shape it isn’t hard. We Are The Mighty (WATM) celebrates service with stories that inspire. The good, the moments of calm you have in classes or with your rdc's occasionally. The final exam of Navy boot camp is an intense, 12-hour experience designed to test sailors under pressure and make them perform under stress, all in a recreation of a guided-missile destroyer. Lmfao, appreciate it man. 2 minutes go by and you barely feel it anymore. It started to chip away me and it sucked. The Navy Boot Camp Confidence Course is designed to simulate obstacles one may have to encounter during a shipboard emergency. But after your 4 weeks, usually your division is able to start working as a team, mine took a little longer but most other divisions figured it out by then. We all got 6 unless you had a midwatch then you got 3.5 (2 hour watch 15 minutes turnover x 2). Literally everyone except for the RPOC and AROC was starving (they got bigger helpings) the whole time until after Battlestations. 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. Phonetic Alphabet; State Tax; Pay Chart; Blog; Forum ; Joining the Coast Guard US Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in Morro Bay, 2009. If you have not memorized your chain of command and general orders, I can't stress enough how important that is to boot camp. Discussion. You will experience hazing if you get asmo'd. I almost got asmo'd 3 different times and I eventually earned the nickname "asmo-proof" from my division. The good, I agree, is mail call. You could smell P day divisions when you got within 10 feet of them. 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