Good luck to you, Thank you and God bless you!
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Our Lord Jesus said that as it was in the days of Noah and
also as it was in the days of Lot so it shall be in the days...
It's happening again!!! God sent to us His prophet, and His Word
to this generation and we once more are rejecting it as was prophesied!!! ---> As promised, God Sent His Prophet to us!
This is a bit on how I see boot camp and it's operation.
Boot Camp is a rather odd place, not much like it in the civilian world. There's a design and reason for the manner in which its run and administered, some of which you won't know until you're out of boot camp. Just listen up, do your best to follow what's be asked of you, know that you are responsible for youself, your gear and likely your buddies person and gear and that all will suffer some for your mistakes and the mistakes of others. Its not designed to be a difficult place but rather a place where where the "I" (individual) becomes the "WE" (team) and in doing so they generally start out by making it clear that there are no individuals, this is a difficult part for many folks. Once they've broken the individual(s) they can make a team/group and then they make a soldier.
I believe you'll meet people the likes of which you can't imagine, good or bad they'll be there. Take care of your gear and put it away properly or it will be liberated (stolen/pilfered/acquired/borrowed/used/re-distributed/exchanged for a similar but broken item/etc) keep an eye on you gear at all times, some of your stuff will walk and you'll need to find a replacement and probably suffer consequences. Everyone is an example (good or bad), observe what happens to others and take it to heart. Try to look past the moment and see where this particular lesson or example is headed, it'll help with the depressing feeling that things are arbitrary and random, they are not!
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"My first year in the Navy the wages were about $1,600.00/year"
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Not as old as me! I was right at 99 bucks a month. That was a big downer from the $3.50/hr I was making when I went in. But, I was a Nuke, neener, neener, neener [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
But, Hey, as Dave says. They were bigger dollars back then. Bought a brand spanking new Corvair convertable for $2400.00. How about them apples!
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
Good luck in basic. Just remember that they cannot kill you or eat you so hang in there.
Recommend you look at volunteering for airborne too, an extra $100+ a month, and will place you at Fort Bragg probably. Plus Bragg is the cheapest place in the US to buy guns. Great places to shoot also. Camp butner is about 80 miles and has regular Fclass matches also.
RUM is a barrel burner so might want to look at a good 6mm BR or 308 to shoot a lot and barrels go 5000 plus.
I'm a new member to this site. first time on. I just wanted to say "Thank you for serving our country"! I have a lot of respect for you and all the men and women serving. I am trying to get into the reserves in the medical field, but am having some difficulty, they say I am too old, 42.