The moment you walk in, you will start to feel the effects of the gas and that's just due to residue left in the room from the previous group who walked in. Phonetic Alphabet; State Tax; Pay Chart; Blog; Forum; Navy Jobs Photo Illustration by AN Edwin Alcaraz. To keep it short, I'd go through basic training again. Also, the RDC's naturally will punish you and your division. times have changed and as many of you older people know, things have gotten some what simpler than what it used to be. So I graduated Navy Boot Camp a little over a month ago. That will keep you from being drilled by the RDCs as much as possible. Do not encourage lying. You will have to document the temperatures and turn them in to the OOD. If you're that shy kid who plays video games all day and only had 2 friends in highschool, you will need to spread your wings a bit and talk to everyone, until you find those couple guys you really fuck with. Is this still true? Still true? 0 comments. You're gonna get a lot of different answers for this question. Then I would use the 15 to help other people get ready. What must I bring to Navy Boot Camp? We will reply via mail. 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. So, the TL;DR is: read all you can and remember that none of it is 100% accurate. After that, they will walk you through a door, and you will see a pretty small replica destroyer. I enjoyed not having to make any decisions in my life for a while. In Navy Boot Camp you will sing Anchors Aweigh when you march from one location to another. They give you more than enough food in boot camp, I cant remember one time I felt hungry. Discussion. 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. The bad: Boot Camp, in my opinion, was flat out awful. If I could do it all over again I would. Part of Navy boot camp is the swim test. After 4 Weeks, Hell Doesn't Seem So Bad Anymore. Do not be the guy who's dreams were crushed because he wanted to make one mistake. Congratulations... kind of. Did the RDCs have you make it rain? 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. Your RDC's will start to actually scare you now, if they didn't already. I started my Processing "P-Days" on December 13th, 2016. It’s been called one of the most demanding assignments in the Navy — but also one of the most rewarding. Let's get started. Lmfao, appreciate it man. We were a very rough group, with a rough attitude. You will get used to that too, trust me. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. 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. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. But I never heard the phrase 'make it rain'. I made an edit to my post, yes they still do the gas chamber. Like I said, after the first 4 weeks, boot camp is pretty easy. Alright that's all I got for you guys. I will remember the things he taught me for life, and will cherish those memories of growth I had because of him. One division in our ship lost 14 people the day of STATIC. You will hate life for about 10 seconds, but then you will leave the room. The confidence chamber, or "gas chamber" as we called it is a cake walk also. They did a second time, and about 15 people failed it. 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/. It's going to be the guys around you who are able to pick you back up and put you back in the fight. Yes, often. 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. IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO PUSH YOUR SHIP DATE BACK. 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. hide. Not true. lol. 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… In P days we weren’t allowed to talk to any fellow recruits even during chow. Be brutally honest with yourself about your fitness levels. Now I am being kind of a hypocrite because I never memorized my chain of command. Moving on, I will finish this section with this. That's definitely the worst of basic. Then louder. That is how you will make it through your first couple weeks. It's just how it was. The bad: Boot Camp, in my opinion, was flat out awful. I'm considering joining the navy out of college, I'd like a bit of a reality check. But every division is different... mine was definitely a stranger one. Yea, I'm sure this post was good for people struggling or who are really worried etc. LEARN YOUR CHAIN OF COMMAND AND GENERAL ORDERS, YOU WILL BE ASKED AND BEAT IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEM. Appreciate your reply. If you get the question right, you have an extra hit to take for an inspection. 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. All people do this. They will tell you to put your masks on, you will do so in 10 seconds or less. And if you don't, LOOK AWAY from the rest of the people. In the end, it's all a mental game. To those who haven't gone yet, use the information contained in this post with a grain of salt. You've heard it before but I will say it again... DON'T STEP ON THE FLAGS!!! But once you finish that first week, you will be thrown into some intense physical training (For most people). If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment on this post, I will get back to you asap. Two questions: Could someone please clarify what happens to the possessions we bring to ROM/ boot camp? thanks for the post! This includes lying by omission (leaving information out) and lying by commission (purposefully misleading). 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. 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. They call it IT. Or... do.... it doesn't actually matter that much because they can't beat you until you're done with P-DAYS. They just let us try again until we got it lmao. Watch who you surround yourself with. I was in boot camp. Keep quiet, but pay attention to the mistakes of others. 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. 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. We all got 6 unless you had a midwatch then you got 3.5 (2 hour watch 15 minutes turnover x 2). Yes letters are great, but the people back home wont be the reason you don't quit. If so message me. Interested in Officer programs? The ugly, hygiene time. To start with, all luggage must fit in a sports bag / small travel case. Phonetic Alphabet; State Tax; Pay Chart; Blog; Forum ; Joining the Coast Guard US Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in Morro Bay, 2009. 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. What specifically do you want to know, besides battle stations? Tips: Don't take anything personal. Hey Reddit, I'm at Navy Boot Camp (RTC Great Lakes) and my rackmate turned out to be a fellow redditor. It started to chip away me and it sucked. Bootcamp was easy for me, but I was speaking on behalf of all the people who felt this way. There are two types of watch, Rover and Security. Do not be weak. The test consists of three events: a jump into a pool, a 50-yard swim and a prone float for five minutes. What got you through boot camp and what are some tips? I heard you wear your sneakers now. It's a great feeling to get your first letter from your family, girlfriend, boyfriend, whoever. Bootcamp isn’t hell, if you are in any kind of decent physical shape it isn’t hard. Close • Posted by just now. Yes it is long days, but you are required to have 8 hours of sleep each day. 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. 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. save. I browsed this reddit every single day hoping to find some kind of information that would ease my nerves. 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. Don't ever believe that the RDCs don't like you. It happens at week 5 usually, and a lot of people will get asmo'd because of it. Navy Boot Camp; Military Knowledge. You will have to memorize a small script and say it word for word every time you do it. share. You will only require an average score of 50 compared to 60 in basic training. Good luck. Come visit our wiki over in r/Navy. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. My group failed more than half the evolutions for Battle Stations. That is probably the hardest thing to do in boot camp, so remember that when you go. This is not some home drug test, this is a labratory, they test the shit really well, and a lot of people's dreams were fucking destroyed because of one hit off a joint. Hated it. Next my ears couldn't take 81 guys talking almost at the top of their lungs. Saw this post, thought it was funny. Press J to jump to the feed. Navy Boot Camp; Military Knowledge. But I will talk about that in a minute. 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. A guy in my division gained 27 pounds. The gas chamber sucked, but honestly wasn't as bad as I expected, though some outright couldn't stand the diluted gas chamber. We were required to have 8 hours in between taps and rev, but that didn’t include if you had watch or got up to iron your stuff for inspection (we had waiting lists for the irons), wash your hair in the sink, or something. No personally identifying information (PII). Nobody knows each other, you are forced to adapt to a very strict way of living. The Army and Marines did not even have these jobs for years and had to learn from the Navy. I leave for boot camp on June 13th and I was wondering more about it. The good, I agree, is mail call. I just graduated college with a major in sociology and a minor in international studies (3.8 GPA in case that matters) this summer and have spent the last few months job-searching and looking at grad school options. In other words 'Getting Beat'. These recruits enter the Fitness Improvement Training program, which is focused on helping them meet the PRT standards. Phonetic Alphabet; State Tax; Pay Chart; Blog; Forum; Navy General Orders The Eleven Navy General Orders. Ultimately, Boot Camp is very different for everyone. I browsed this reddit every single day hoping to find some kind of information that would ease my nerves. We could use the support. The most crucial skill that I learned in Boot Camp is how to move forward while trusting that information I need will be given to me when I need it. P-days are gonna suck ass. 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