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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85 Jimmy, Jan 4, 2007.

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    That is pretty cool.

    What service are you going into?
     
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    i'm going active duty into the navy
     
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    Excelent....

    I was stationed in Great Lakes for over 3 years. Have any questions?
    What rate are you going in as?
     
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    i'm going in as an E3...
    i have alot of questions, but most are just general questions about what it's like. the only real question i have is how bad is bootcamp? how physical is it, (i'm physically fit, i run 3 miles a day and do pushups and situps) also how mental is it?
     
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    E3 is a rank I was wondering about te rate you chose. Your Job? Mine is FC, used to be MM.

    You will be fine. The physical part of boot camp has really calmed down from when myself and Ira (SandwagK5) went through aboot 12 years ago....and even then it was not hard.

    All you need to do to pass the physical part is follow the Navy's PFA test score sheet. For an 18 year old male the minimum you "SHOULD" do to make your RDC happy would be:
    1.5 Mile run ----12:00 minutes
    Push-ups----51 in two minutes
    Sit-ups----62 in 2 minutes

    Those are not the absolute minimum but are pretty close. Like I said.......not very hard to do.


    Recently they replaced most if not all of the old ships (the barracks) at RTC. The new ones are very nice compared to the old. They have there own Galley in each one. You will not have to march even 1/10 the amount that we used to wich is a good thing. Less time wasted marching is used to better effect throughout the training.

    Ask all the questions you want....I probably even know your future RDC:thinking::thinking:
     
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    85 Jimmy Sheepdog Premium Member

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    i'm still not down with all the lingo, if rate is my job then it's a CM in the seabee's.

    what's it like living on base? is it basically like living in a college dorm?
    also what's the weather like on the great lakes from the end of february till the end of april? i'm sure it's pretty cold, and since i'm from louisiana i'm not to familiar with anything colder than around 35 degree's
     
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    Rank would be your paygrade. You will be an E3 or CM. I am an E7 or CPO.
    See here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Navy_enlisted_rate_insignia

    Rate is the job you have, there are lots of them. ET, FC, GM, TM, IC, MM, GSE, STG. STS, GSM, ect....
    Your job as a CM is:
    CMs maintain heavy construction and automotive equipment -
    buses, dump trucks, bulldozers, rollers, cranes, backhoes, pile
    drivers - other construction equipment and service vehicles. They
    work on gasoline and diesel engines, ignition and fuel systems,
    transmissions, electrical systems and hydraulic, pneumatic and
    steering systems.


    Fubuary in Great Lakes is pretty damn cold. And the wind can be pretty fierce. You will be provided with warm"er" clothes to wear......and if you want your ass chewed out by everyone in sight all you have to do is put your hands in your pockets to get them warm:haha:

    Living on Base in Boot Camp is not like a college dorm. After Boot it gets a little like that. The longer you are out of Boot the better you living accomadations will be.
     
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    i've been warned about putting my hands in my pockets a few times already

    and i know that living on base during bootcamp and probably through a-school it won't be that great, but i've been told that after i get were i'll be stationed it'll be fun
     

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