When I first arrived at basic training, I had a throat and ear infection. As such, I was taking antibiotics and I did receive clearance from my command to bring them to boot camp. I think that they knew I...
When I joined the military, I wasn't fat, but according to military standards, I was heavier than acceptable. To remedy that, and get you within spec, in addition to putting you on a very restricted diet, with the regular...
When we arrived at boot camp, one of the first things they made us do was to create a money sheet. Basically, we were given a small sheet, and we had to log each bill we possessed, along with...
Joining the military has long been an option for young people. Some will join because they come from a line of military service, and it's all about the pride and honor. While others will join as a means to...
One of the sayings I remember most from military boot camp is MAKE A HOLE! Everything we did, it was as a group. We marched to and ate chow together. We all showered together. We ran together. We did push...
When I arrived at boot camp, everything moved in slow motion. It feels that way from the moment you enter the dorms until the day you leave. The only difference is that you begin to adapt. I went through...
This is the podcast version of a youtube video I made regarding 5 Must Know Tips Before Talking To A Military Recruiter. The video has generated a lot of discussion, some positive, some not so positive. I promise you...
I remember one year during Fleet week, all the Navy boys came to the city, as usual they go out and party in their uniforms. The Navy always has a Marine detachment aboard the ship, so those boys also...
What the hell does getting recycled mean in relation to military boot camp? Let me try to explain this as best I can. Let's say that you joined the Air Force, okay? Basic Training for the Air Force when I...
During basic training, there came a point that I got fed up with all the bullshit that we were dealing with. I was an educated man, I could go to college for another two years and just return to...
After basic training and Tech school was over I was assigned to an Air Force Reserve unit. One of the things we had to occasionally do was taking part in a monitored urine test. The airman charged with overseeing my...
Were you in the position of power, how do you see yourself behaving? Would you be a good public servant for the people, or would you be a cruel, corrupt leader using your power only to further your own...
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