From the article: How to Survive Military Basic Training
Military boot camp is like nothing you've ever experienced. If you've been through military boot camp, share your experience. Share your experience
- Just when i was thinking if the U.S Army will still be receiving the new recruits in future looking at the level of violence it's foreign trooos do finds themselves i; i am amazed by the nunber of interedted individuals taking more efforts to join in. This is the love if the country and i do applaud you for, however, you are so well equiped to can give up so easily. Please take care for yourselves and everything that you do have. May God be with you.
- —Guest Guest Phillip(South Africa)
- I went thru my basic and ait at Ft Polk, la. it was the neatest expierence of my life. you will never forget your D.I.s. I would later serve as a D.I. myself. I can only hope I was as good as my own D.I.s. God bless our military. If you care about America do it. Don't be one of those who wish they would have when they hit 40 as many do.
- —Guest army gary
When it's in your blood.
- I am a Canadian, and was in cadets from age 12 to age 15. I went through a short summer camp for Basic Training and graduated top of over 1,000 cadets. my military training has never ceased to benefit me. Sadly, when I was 18 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and was turned down for full-time military service in Canada, so, in hopes of still doing something I could be proud of, I went to join the US Army. The recruiters were great, they were going to help me immigrate and even possibly become a citizen. I wrote a test for them and scored in the 92nd percentile which made me feel really good. I think I would have gone in and stayed in, but had another injury, this time a physical one to my knee and a further problem with my bipolar. without a doubt, my military training got me through a lot of really harsh stuff. I am very proud of what the Americans are doing overseas and encourage anyone without a clear idea of what to do to do with themselves to join the military
- —Guest Leif Gregersen
TO NO THANKS
- Hey big guy mr no thanks it seems to me like you lack intestinal fortitude, so from what you said you think we do not take care of our own wich is the farthest from the truth, now in some cases we dont and thats if you did not fullfill your obligation, because then why would we hold up our side of the deal...so Mr. no thanks what did you get kicked out for!
- —Guest ARMY GUY
- I want everyone reading this to know that the military no matter what branch you choose will give you life long needed skills, true its not for everyone thats why we have a process to weed others away from joining you have to be medically, physically and morally sound to get into the service. if it is your goal to join go talk to a recruiter not just people here or on the street they will give you some bad info, look at every branch and find your fit, not all jobs are combat related, but that does not mean you can not be sent to a country were combat is going on, its a big step in my case a great move forward it has helped me to be very successful and proud, the military has also shown me fact not here say or what i saw on the news..so go see about it if thats your interest...good luck to you!
- —Guest Adam
- I like this article and will have all my recruits read this...most recruiters are honest.
- —Guest adam
get ur life together guy
- Do what ur told be in the right uniform at the right time pay attention to detail dont be that guy
- —Guest pvt salazar
military basic training
- I proudly served on board a u.s. nuclear powered submarine for 4 years.got my honorable discharge.military life is not for everybody.make Damn sure its what u want to do and remember u r working for the government and u volunteered to be at their disposal.from boot camp on u will b tested.
- —Guest m.j
- Looks pretty much the same. Remember this is a volunteer military and you had better shape up because plenty of guys are waiting to get in. Especially with todays economy.
- —Guest s w hutton
For Those With Negative Comments
- Stop talking about things you don't understand or have never experienced. For INTBEL, majority of those serving or who have are not psychopaths before or after their military experience. We simply are carrying the waieght that you are unable to. And by the way in a military situation you do not murder anyone you kill them. The fact is they were trying to do the same to you. So go back to you easy carefree life, but remember that less than 1% of 1% of Americans allow you to sleep snuggle and sondly at night. You are very welcome for the job other and my self have done for you.
- —Guest Armyvet
- The military vet Linda Brodin needs to calm down, you're setting a bad example for all your fellow veterans. I guess boot camp didn't work for you. You can be strong, independent, patriotic, and serve our country without being a huge jerk about it. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. Isn't that one of values America was built upon. One of which you do not represent.
- —Guest thinkingofjoining
- When i was younger I used to think that the armed forces where not needed. Everyone in the world should be able to live together and that the military where not nice and behaved terribly. Then I 'got real' and realised that my previous thinking was if the we lived in an ideal world. Unfortunately the world is not perfect. There are countries out their that will take what they want, behave terribly. We need a strong military and these men and women need to be trained differently then people living in civilian life. Military are needed. Thank you to the USA for keeping the world a little safer. From a grateful Australian.
- —Guest convert
- I think that people always need something to fight for, but themselves if not everything would be hay wire. Basically nobody believes in themselves, but trusted in their environment for help. To look into yourself is something almost impossible without getting some influence through the outside world. And because of this, I respect the military in the u.s. and I don't respect the people who call the military baby killers, and rapists. Its fucked up.
- —Guest Trevor
- For your information we don't need pussys We are fine in going thru bootcamp and the military life and we love it. If you can't handle it keep away. I'm a NAVY VET and there was nothing wrong with the military or boot camp for me. We need people that are uniform to our thinking and our ways or we don't want you. We are a group of doers and survivors and if your not one stay home with your mama. No wonder the people can't fight for their rights be cause your too weak. Grow up and learn to take control of your life and stop counting on someone to pick you up everytime you fall and feed you and give you everthing for nothing. Your not a man or woman your a child that never grew up. GROW UP STOP BELLYACHING OR MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY WHERE YOU ARE CONTROLED.
- —Guest Linda Brodin
- I'm confused, and getting a mixed message here. Do you want men to join the military or...
- —Guest Daphne
why join?? really??
- I am joining the military because unlike some people I know that freedom isn't free. I am enlisting in the navy, trying for submarines. I sincerely hope that the last comment isnt a commentary on how people think today. Is it so alien to my generation to have pride, patriotism, and a desire to help protect the freedoms we all enjoy? I hope not.
- —Guest blmiller
- Quote: "The training programs are scientifically and psychologically designed to tear apart the "civilian" and build from scratch a proud, physically fit, and dedicated member of the United States Armed Forces." Upon discharge, the military has a duty to put the civilian back together again. It does not do this. Why join the military anyway? All it does is murder folks abroad for corporate benefit. Of course, if you are a psychopath ...