But often that's a hit you really don't want to take, because for a uniform inspection you might have not buttoned a button, or maybe you missed a belt loop. Do not give up on yourself. So I graduated Navy Boot Camp a little over a month ago. I browsed this reddit every single day hoping to find some kind of information that would ease my nerves. Phonetic Alphabet; State Tax; Pay Chart; Blog; Forum; Navy General Orders The Eleven Navy General Orders. Navy Boot Camp The Navy has changed a lot in its basic recruit training since I went through in 2005. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the newtothenavy community. Yea, I'm sure this post was good for people struggling or who are really worried etc. IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO PUSH YOUR SHIP DATE BACK. Some advice when vibing at attention, get comfortable because you'll be in that stance for a while, and stay sharp. The Confidence Course is not an "individual" event. This includes lying by omission (leaving information out) and lying by commission (purposefully misleading). It's just how it was. Do not be the guy who's dreams were crushed because he wanted to make one mistake. Navy recruits who fail to pass their PRT must endure additional weeks of boot camp. You can talk to other recruits after taps. It's a great feeling to get your first letter from your family, girlfriend, boyfriend, whoever. Watch who you surround yourself with. What it is, is boring. If you have not memorized your chain of command and general orders, I can't stress enough how important that is to boot camp. This was 5 years ago for me btw, “Required to have 8 hours of sleep each day” cries in 800 div, 8 hours a day of sleep in boot camp , I don't ever remember that. Boot camp sucks, not getting enough sleep, can't wait to be done, etc. 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. Discussion. I started my Processing "P-Days" on December 13th, 2016. Sort by. In our Navy boot camp checklist we outline what you must bring, what you cannot bring and what you can bring to make the packing process easier. Yes I said it, boot camp is hell for the first 4 weeks for all the reasons I stated above. TEAMWORK, TEAMWORK, TEAMWORK. You've heard it before but I will say it again... DON'T STEP ON THE FLAGS!!! I dont know what else to say about that. The goal was to make recruits sweat so much that it would… well rain. Do not encourage lying. By week 5 or 6 you're going to be mentally exhausted of basic. Lmfao, appreciate it man. Battlestations is something I can't say shit about because I signed a document stating such. If you fail an inspection, you get a single retry. report. Other peoples' behaviors have nothing to do with you. 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. We will reply via mail. The gas chamber is a fucking joke, they should be OC sprayed instead. Ten counts. Be brutally honest with yourself about your fitness levels. Sept. 27, 2009 . 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. Oh- and for the love of god DO NOT SMOKE WEED FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 2 MONTHS BEFORE YOU SHIP. We all got 6 unless you had a midwatch then you got 3.5 (2 hour watch 15 minutes turnover x 2). Yes, there is a white bus that picks you up from the airport, and you are yelled at to get off and eventually make your way into that long hallway with all the flags on the ground. To sum the experience up for you, just try your best because nobody knows what the fuck they're doing, you won't either. I think that’s it. Two questions: Could someone please clarify what happens to the possessions we bring to ROM/ boot camp? Close • Posted by just now. Just something to conclude this section, remember to make friends. But I will talk about that in a minute. AMA. Navy Boot Camp; Military Knowledge. 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. We were under the supervision of our recruit leader. Or... do.... it doesn't actually matter that much because they can't beat you until you're done with P-DAYS. 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. 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. 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. Not true. Good luck man, maybe I'll see you there. I also ship out on June 13th! Then louder. In the end, it's all a mental game. Left Boot Camp a month and a half ago; here's my input. Interested in Officer programs? After 4 Weeks, Hell Doesn't Seem So Bad Anymore. times have changed and as many of you older people know, things have gotten some what simpler than what it used to be. You couldn't pay me to do it again. save. Regardless, your division will be seperated into different teams, some will be on the pier, some will be on the ropes, and some will be on the sound-powered phones. See TheBeneGesseritWitch's guide on Paths to become an Officer. We had a lot of 'clicks', small groups that formed after taps (lights out). So I don't have much to say for this part. Let's get started. The ugly; Boot Camp is a mental game, above all else, including academically and physically. These recruits enter the Fitness Improvement Training program, which is focused on helping them meet the PRT standards. Preparing for Navy boot camp is a busy time and it can be unclear as to what recruits should bring. But every division is different... mine was definitely a stranger one. If they didn't, I sincerely doubt that anyone would have more than one kid. Sometimes I would find something but the feeling of confidence was usually short lived when I found another post about some guy who failed out of Navy Bootcamp. You didn’t mention the gas chamber. And the Senator called the Navy. But my chief pulled some strings, and nobody got asmo'd, but we got lucky, that usually never happens. Good luck. We had to make stupid hand gestures to get stuff like one finger for salt two fingers for pepper and crossed fingers for salt and pepper. Your division will start to grow closer now, and if you're a normal guy you will start to make some friends. You will hate life for about 10 seconds, but then you will leave the room. 2 minutes go by and you barely feel it anymore. Now it will start to get easier, you will have good friends to talk to, and your division will have their shit together. 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. 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. Can I really do this?". No personally identifying information (PII). 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. This is where the fun begins. Hey Reddit, I'm at Navy Boot Camp (RTC Great Lakes) and my rackmate turned out to be a fellow redditor. 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. That will keep you from being drilled by the RDCs as much as possible. 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. Still true? how about realizing someone really took time out of their day to break down step by step what THEY saw and dealt with in bootcamp this year. Recently swore into the navy. I fucking enjoyed it. Takes this post at about 13% for what it’s worth. And that’s by design. I almost got asmo'd 3 different times and I eventually earned the nickname "asmo-proof" from my division. So you're done with P-DAYS, and you passed your Initial PFA! 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. I do hope all of you reading this experience that. That's about all I have to say about that. The bad: Boot Camp, in my opinion, was flat out awful. Now I am being kind of a hypocrite because I never memorized my chain of command. (Close all windows and doors and beat you until sweat is dripping from the ceiling). So, this part is pretty common knowledge due to all the youtube videos that were made, but what surprised me when I got there is how different it actually was from the videos. As you get ready to leave for boot camp, you may be confused about what to bring with you and what to leave behind. 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. Is this still true? Then I would use the 15 to help other people get ready. We could use the support. But once you finish that first week, you will be thrown into some intense physical training (For most people). Do you have a Snapchat? You'll get a new sense of the military you hadn't had before, and you'll realize how much commitment and effort service members really bring forward. Thank you guys (: The ugly: Gas chamber (puke and snot everywhere). 100% Upvoted. All I had to do was live the moment (and play songs in my head while at attention for absurd amounts of time). The good, I agree, is mail call. The gas chamber is one of my fondest memories of boot camp, you're going to love it. For information regarding Navy enlisted ratings, see [Twisky's Rating Information Guide] (https://www.reddit.com/r/newtothenavy/comments/6mxv7c/links_to_official_information_on_every_enlisted/). never heard them be called smurfs, but no you dont wash them the entire time in Pdays, you will stink. If you lack talent in something ask for help and get better at it. Tips: Don't take anything personal. You could consider the United States Coast Guard as the little brother of the U.S. Navy or you could think of the Coast Guard as the best damn branch of the Armed Forces there is. I only ask because it sounds like the type of shit I'd do. Luckily I'm strong so I could usually take it. A rover basically just walks around and makes sure everyone is safe and sound. Know the 11 General Orders. If you don't follow that advice than you will be one of the most miserable recruits there and will feel bothered by a lot. If I could do it all over again I would. Time flies when your in your head, just make sure you dont miss a command or question. 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. Chief's got the double-dragon? Yes it is long days, but you are required to have 8 hours of sleep each day. and you will raise them high in the air, and inhale that sweet sweet tear gas. 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. You will experience hazing if you get asmo'd. Usually there is one that you are able to really look up to, so be ready for that. So, realize that you have the benefit of experience and cut OP a bit of slack with the shit talking. 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. I heard you wear your sneakers now. We Are The Mighty (WATM) celebrates service with stories that inspire. No doubt. So don't get asmo'd, learn your shit, and make sure you pay attention during practice inspections. You will have to memorize a small script and say it word for word every time you do it. It's 100% the worst part of boot camp. But of course, you joined the military so do what the fuck you're told to do, don't be a 'shit bag sailor' as my favorite RDC used to say all the 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. They're just doing their job. Your RDC's might not be so scary anymore, and you might actually have built up respect for some of them. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the newtothenavy community. Recruit Training Command, Basic Training at the Navy's only Boot Camp * * * Graduation Ceremony Guest Attendance Suspension * * * The U.S. Navy has suspended all Recruit Training Command formal, large-scale graduation ceremonies until further notice as part of its proactive approach to protect our mission and limit the potential spread of COVID-19. Hey man it doesn't bother me. The gas chamber sucked, but honestly wasn't as bad as I expected, though some outright couldn't stand the diluted gas chamber.