Never volunteer for anything, it means absolutely shit when you finish. Never get noticed by the DSs. Stay firmly in the middle for every test / requirement. Shut the fuck up. Don't ever, ever tell stories about "this time in boot" when you get to the fleet. Don't get a stupid tattoo. Don't buy a stupid car on high interest from the terrible dealerships outside the base. Don't marry a local dependapotamus just to get out of barracks.
And lastly, if you can still get out, GET OUT, you idiot. Joining the army in peacetime is your key to four years of useless fucking boredom and hell.
>>28653302 it's fine. just do what you're told when you're told. There is literally no thinking involved. Just change your socks and keep your feet clean and dry to protect against cellulitis. That almost got me.
>>28654041 While he sounds extreme, he's not wrong. The point is to not get singled out by a DS no matter what that reason is. Don't be so bad that the DS's single you out, and don't be so great that they single you out either. Being noticed by a DS is a one way ticket to hell. If You do poorly, they're always jumping down your ass and smoking you. If you do amazing, they give you a shit ton of responsibility and then the second you fuck up, no matter how small, they jump down your ass and smoke you. It's an unwinnable game, and the best option is just to skate under their gaze by being average.
That being said, don't intentionally be mediocre, just don't let the DS's notice you doing super well.
Long ruck march: green socks against your feet, black socks on the outside. The socks will rub against each other not against your feet. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD dont wear the white PT socks on a ruck march, they are cotton, cotton will fuck your feet up so bad.
Wash your goddamn ass. Yes, you are tired, yes everything sucks. Suck it the fuck up and wash your nasty ass, no one wants to smell you.
Realize that it is all a game. The Drills dont want to be there babysitting you, being on the "campaign trail" is a super sucky thing, drills hate it there as much as you. They do everything you do, but for months and years. It is all a game, take it as a game, suck it up and drive through.
Be fucking invisible. Dont be the worst, dont be so good that you stand out. Just ride in that middle ground. Don't be a platoon leader or a bay leader or whatever gay garbage they have now, you will just work harder for no reason.
Nothing positive you do in Basic means anything to anyone outside of Basic. No one cares. Literally no one. The most that will happen is you become a laughing stock at your first unit for bragging about Basic and how good you were. Just get through.
Make sure that anyone who sends you mail knows that it will be torn open in front of everyone and multiple drills. Dont send your HILARIOUS /b/ buddy your goddam mailing address so they can send you SUPER HILARIOUS pony dildoes and shit.
Dont be THAT guy. The guy who smuggles in dip, or food or whatever. Dont be the guy who gets the entire platoon smoked at 1 am for three hours. Just be a sane individual for 9-13 weeks. Just keep your fatty autism in check for that long.
>>28659378 >Wash your goddamn ass. Yes, you are tired, yes everything sucks. Suck it the fuck up and wash your nasty ass, no one wants to smell you. And in the field, baby wipes are the fucking best thing ever.
>>28660817 Don't listen to these guys who obviously never took anything serious in their life. You get there and you show people how serious you are by being extreme, get a canadian flag tattoo and tell everyone you are going to try out for JTF2. Canex plans are good go's, and find a nice woman on base that is used to the military lifestyle.
FDNY cadet here. In the academy now, about half way through. I've been told by marines in my class that the FDNY academy is harder then basic for the marines. Here is some shit I figured out.
>PT can't last forever >Embrace the suck, learn to love it >Misery loves company, unless you're the fuck up, odds are you're doing PT with your fellow cadets/recruits, you are not alone, take pride in that >The first few weeks are nothing but "FUCKFUCK GAMES" aka shit that the instructors intentionally throw at you, impossible tasks, it's easy to recognize, just accept it and move on
and last but not least: Be happy
The field that you chose and I chose is an honest one filled with tradition and pride. Enjoy the experience.
>>28661911 >ALRIGHT WE'RE GONNA KICK A CLASS ON BULLSHIT TOPIC #52 THAT NO ONE CARES ABOUT >SINCE WE HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO >how about we not do that and just sit here and at least try to enjoy our countless hours instead of listening to your bullshit? >YOURE A SHIT BAG ANON,YOU KNOW THAT?
>>28659378 >Long ruck march: green socks against your feet, black socks on the outside. The socks will rub against each other not against your feet. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD dont wear the white PT socks on a ruck march, they are cotton, cotton will fuck your feet up so bad. No. Just no. AR670-1 says regulation socks are green. Unless you're getting the new OCP instead of UCP camo. The regulations don't say shit about how many socks you can wear but you wear the wrong color like black and DS sees it you're going to get your ass chewed.
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