Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary – 2018)

oh yeah let's go get on the bus let's go all the way in the back all the way in the back let's go oh wait you need to do to sell others reduce myself alright hi my name is Gabriel cash it I'm 18 I'm Simon cash it and I'm also 18 we're from Australia but we were born in Baton Rouge Louisiana and we should have a navy boot camp we are asked everywhere we go yes we are twins we're not identical they're determine or is it paternal Turner ah doesn't know I guess you've always got that best friend next to you I guess we've never really had that so it's gonna be different once we get assigned to a boat or if we're not the same company in boot camp serve my name's my country's name hire me practicing as much as I should that's for sure I'm not gonna lie about that all over the world around all the rest you're really watching it here it was a long waiting period but then this past month is just going by so quickly that it's unbelievable they turn him back now all right get the doctor here right Rachel Jones then what else did you say you can put like a personal message like a quick words of wisdom for everyone who read what would happen hi my name is Rachel I'm 24 years old I live in Alexandria Virginia and I'm getting ready to ship off to Navy boot camp so I studied French at George Mason I was there for four and a half years I took a year to study abroad in France when we were in college I would have never expected you to go select the military I really appreciate the group of friends that I have made I made them at Mason as well not gonna cry future sailor Jones for clinician going in there and talking to the Navy I was a little bit apprehensive once I walked into the recruiting station that this is something that I I really did want to do jacilla what is your first General Order Petty Officer my first General Order is to take charge of this post and all government property in view petty officer all right I expect it to be challenging I don't expect it to be difficult because thinking about how many people a year go through boot camp it cannot be that hard basic training is designed to actually train you break you down from who you are as an individual and lift you up as a team you know so you'll get that in a give you a direction for the rest of the crew I remember seeing my dad come pick me up from elementary school in his uniform I'm just like yep that's my dad yep he fights bad guys so now that I'm getting the foot on that uniform and now my youngest brother will be able to see me and think that I'm super cool I think it's really cool that I get to be one of the select few who does get this honor of being able to defend our country so I feel very proud about that it's an adventure hi I'm Luis I'm 19 years old I was born in El Salvador I live in Baton Rouge Louisiana and I'm about to leave for boot camp my favorite part of Baton Rouge will be downtown Nome é esse being a creative person that I love taking pictures of the places of this of the of the city but from whenever I moved to Baton Rouge I remember I saw her laughs and I heard people talking about me and you know saying that he's the guy doesn't know any English and it's stuff like that and then Here I am now I'm about to join the Navy and really excited about it it was so quick like call you two weeks before I got my citizenship I called my recruiter off my recruiter and then like I think two weeks after I got my citizenship I got sworn in in the office so you it all it was a perfect timing are you gonna be sad happy you gonna be happy when I'm going why I did a lot of research well not a lot but I've done some research on what boot game is like I'm not really scared about it I have a mindset I think that if I go in there thinking that I'm the best is when I hire my standards of what I can actually do and I've never see how it didn't hit me back then but now it's just started that's the time getting closer you know this is they're proud my parents are really proud about me joining the military of course they are a little bit sad that I'm leaving but they know it's for the best to me so is that that makes over break and I'm gonna miss you guys my guys a lot but you know I feel so happy you happy whenever we left our Sabha door my my mom left or her family behind she came here to absolutely nothing see she it was easy did off me and and I really consider my parents two heroes for me you know doing that the huge sacrifice of leaving the whole family behind used to give me and my brothers a better life it's something I gotta take advantage of you know if I'm leaving in this beautiful country I'm gonna take advantage of that and I'm trying to do that the best way I can by joining the military so we're gonna work all night then we get breakfast and then it's a whole day all right yeah let's go get on the bus let's go hurry up Lou let's go get on the bus go we'd like to commend you on your decision to serve this great nation and welcome you to the beginning of your journey in the United States Navy now you are about to undertake a rigorous and intense training program that has prepared generations of sailors for service in the world's most powerful Navy whether you call it recruit training or boot camp make no mistake about it it's hard designed to be hard because joining the Navy so much more just get when you get off the bus you will walk with a purpose like you mean to accomplish something tonight as I understood quickly on the hop let's go let's go hurry up let's go female hurry up hurry up let's go move that for you night of arrival was just and getting the belly I like what did I get myself into it was like one second we're on the bus watching a little video trying not to fall asleep and then as soon as we get off the bus like it's immediate screaming let's go and we're getting yelled at that's pretty much all I can remember good afternoon I'm chief petty officer Jamie Cola I'm a recruit division commander for the minute you get off the bus there's gonna be a lot of stress applied upon you the yelling the go go go go can you do this can you get that done you know and it's up to you to basically perform under pressure looks straight welcome to the United States Navy for the next eight weeks you will not do a single thing on your own I tell you what to do how to do it when to do it nothing that I ever tell you is a request an option or a suggestion so you make it you need to give a direction and you have 25 seconds to pay attention to it to the letter so you you can't mess up if you mess up then that's on you and it's really going for about three inches up when you are done you will be on the toe line standing straight looking straight awaiting further instruction you have 15 seconds go put your garbage away hi chief that's how you stand up talk loud he said get down to the last shirt with sleeves maybe I wasn't loud enough maybe you couldn't understand me fix yourself now lets-a-go you will make your initial phone call you will call someone that can confirm your existence somebody that knows that you came here two photos gonna be a little bit more relaxed but definitely isn't a lot more intense and I did think it was you who said to stand like that you must love getting special attention huh there chief get out attention now I'm pretty sure then I said your hands will never be behind you your hands will never be in front of you what is your problem proper military bearing will be maintained 24/7 and it starts tonight do you understand me yes – you can't hear you do you understand truth yeah that was the hottest indeed just to like not even argue at the point just take it yeah this roseguard fallout and then that road let's go we got our C bag which was the big green duffel bag that you have to carry you take all of your personal items off like all of your clothing your shoes everything you arrived in you put it in a box including your cell phone and ship it home and then you get brand new everything from t-shirts that we're wearing to the PC clothes and sneakers nothing that you came with aside from maybe a hairbrush and a few personal items gets to stay with you I knew that I would have to carry my own luggage like there was no bellman service here but I didn't expect all of my things to be that heavy like when I was filling it up nothing okay great this is so convenient everything fits in this little green bag wonderful and then I had to put it on and it wasn't so wonderful okay then fix it now been obsessed 3:00 in the morning since last night and I don't know how am i waking right now at this moment and I've been on my feet and my feet are dying so that's it I'm exhausted my arms feel like they're gonna fall off and it's not fun it lets you know I didn't sleep at night finally fell asleep standing I am naturally standing out of tension right now not even trying to but it's it's definitely getting a lot tougher for recruits pretty sure I said you will sound off yes chief huh yes chief did I say walk back on the towline I didn't do you know where you're at rest bond say something yes chief no chief maybe chief what is it yes chief because responding is not an option from what other people would say it and how they said they've kind of they've got to be a softer because of like the era that we end and I think it's still kind of the same there is a reason for everything that we do here and we do instill that pressure so what is it doing next to you huh let me guess you want a no no now you want to fix it maybe had you just done the right thing the first time you wouldn't be in this situation because again one when you do get to the fleet we want to make sure that you you fighting you don't fold nothing like boot camp is nothing like a navy boot camp you are joining the United States Navy I expected it to be hard I told them at a time this is more your Navy than it is mine years from now I'm gonna retire and you're gonna take over my spot and I let them know that I want to make sure I can tell my wife and kid that we're safe at night because there's tough people in the Navy and I know for sure because I put them in but we're gonna be don't have the speedway colleges powers from the left means the last friend is gonna take off first everybody will go down the sea way to see the foul line so you have to get a little loud enough for me that's your group sound oh that's a group follow hey my merit once we receive them we've put them in division so we assigned them to the divisions as we need them and then around 0 3:30 in the morning once everybody goes through that entire process then the in-processing barracks team picks them up and takes them to chow and from there you know later on that later on a few hours from there don't need therapy yeah No but let's go hurry up Super Bowl yeah I just want to get boo can't finish yeah I like challenges and I feel like this is a challenge and I'm gonna beat it I'm gonna I'm gonna graduate without a doubt just going to happen I have a very set goal of what I'm here to do if I have to get yelled at I'm getting yelled at and that's fine but in eight weeks I'm gonna being out of here so I don't have time to fight with anyone or is it get in any type of trouble or get step back because that's not what I'm here for just in and out and you want just get out of here yeah let's get out and enjoy like I thought it just comes with going to boot camp that you were gonna graduate if you have to hear this yeah it's definitely harder than I thought you sit up straight eyes on me I'm Petty Officer spirit I will be your lead RTC pastor Ted will be your second RDC Pendleton Gonzales will be your third RTC together we have eight weeks to transform you and United States sailors you are no longer a civilian whatever you weren't before it's now over you're about to begin a journey that's going to make you a part of the greatest naval force the world has ever known this training will not be easy it wasn't meant to be you will not be caught up nor disrespected but you will be held to a high standard alright job as your RTC's as attorney is to basically trade sailors your job as recruits is to do it your talk and give us 100% motivation you'll all be treated the same no matter your sex cultural background religion or sexual orientation there are no individuals in the military wait a minute when we operate as one unit through this team to be successful you have to work together if you fail the team fails yo your feet my name is Betty Oscar Sperry I'm a recruit division commander at Recruit Training Command all divisions start off basically the same there they're very scared they don't know what what they're supposed to expect one person in front of you to turn their freaking head so you can tell your number and then you go after them you are the chief petty officers to go I'm a recruit division commander here we're clear Training Command Great Lakes processing days that's where you're issued on your your initial issue didy issue they have their basic medical and documentation but they get a series of shots so during that week you get a lot of shots you get kind of everything you need to continue the rest of your training the shots were or not fun today we've got dental work done which we just finished today it was long a long long process everything that you do is with the purpose and you do it to the best of your ability we want to give them a shock and we let them know that you know you haven't even started training yet you haven't even begun to experience exactly what we're about to subject you to and then you start teaching the very basics how to stand at attention how to salute how to do facing them it's left face right face of bad things learning how to fold things learning how to do things correctly I gave you 15 minutes to shave and brush your teeth we are going on 25 minutes this is unset let's go the first few days of boot camp that's boring recruits don't really know what to expect so when you start yelling with that you're here to get burned no disturb freaking lazy you understand yes penny over like that I shouldn't be able pretty much dope well some people really have a negative effect to that they don't like me to talk to you like that and then some of them understand the process and understand that that's us being on 100% all the time is what's gonna make them a better sailor yeah you know I don't done everything they do I don't take it personal because I realized they are training me to be a sailor it's a lot of tough love and it's like I know that they assist succeed again I know that they want us to do well you know they've all been through this themselves they have gone through a lot of training themselves to be our DC's so trying to just remember that and give them that equal amount of respect really helps me get through it they've been they've been good they tell they only really um again if you're doing the right thing they're not gonna be oh yeah we have to yell at them a lot and get them to understand that we need them not just to react to what we're saying but to react fast we're gonna make it uncomfortable for them we're gonna make it so that they are able to one have confidence in themselves and their abilities but also be able to deal with the stress and so that's why we create a stressful environment that's why we keep the temp up what did your DC's tell you about failure if you fail who fails the whole team your initial PFA is tomorrow you need to understand that if you fail you will get setback so tomorrow's gonna be a reality check for the recruits it's gonna be their baseline PFA where they're gonna be required to run a mile and a half to a number of Mountain sit-ups and push-ups so I'm not making so something's gonna go home I wanted to pass out like give me a gallon of water let me drink it so we were all really stressed about who was gonna pass him he wasn't gonna pass let's go get up there come on don't think about it the phone come on five more five more any fun I happily that I didn't think I was able to pass it I'm glad so hopefully I can pass the next one what a better score with the PFA I knew I was ready I was ready for it before coming to boot camp but the day before I got really really sick still I felt sick during the PFA but I just pushed because I didn't want to get separated so that PFA baseline is just that it's the baseline it's not even the actual PFA standard and if they can't meet the baseline then they probably need to go find something else to do I don't give a crap if you're tired if you take the feedback too heavy you came here to serve gonna do it weak want an actual boot camp they can expect to be staying up late long hours working at a fast pace they're gonna be expected to pass this one qualification and we expected to March as a unit and those are all things that will train them from the beginning completely they're gonna have to bring it together week one and make sure they're performing always tasks so in two days we we are allowed and we are aggressive with them but we are instructors at first we teach that we're teaching them everything when you take our time because come week one then it's not we don't have time to train every little thing over and over again they need to learn it so when we're telling them at first I need to pick stuff up and this is how it has to be done come week one we expect that happen so when they start failing during week one then they're actually held accountable for their actions anything that you were before you came here you ain't goodbye to that that's gone you get as long as people in this world want to take your life because of where you live because of where you breathe you must be ready and if you're not ready we don't need you wake up every morning and I'm like I'm really in navy boot camp good morning us it doesn't feel like we're here and like you're to sleep and you wake up and and then you look around like you're all crap you shake that yes me officer when last night Petty Officer did you shave this morning nobody out so far within the last hour go shave now we're in our permanent ship them it's a heightened amount of stress because there are so many more pairs of eyes looking at it yeah it's stressful at the moment I'm trying to get used to it yes I believe we didn't to deny when we first switched from P days where we were coaching most of time to week one where we were holding them accountable it scared a few of them that they weren't gonna be able to meet the standard that we expect them to hold is right on your faces No all recruits me first picked them up from basically civilians and get them into the week 1 training and you start using intensive training exercises on them they really struggling mostly a mindset when someone's in your face yelling at you you'll have a hard time doing 10 15 push-ups and they kind of start to put on themselves before they need to you're just plenty close get over it what's on the open inside your pillow go to so why is your pillow backwards fix it it's the same hit every day you both had that hit yesterday only one of you fixed it why are you looking at once he makes his rack look at it for him it's called teamwork figure it out that's been the most challenging part is just getting along with everyone and trying to work together and putting all differences aside and understanding that we have one goal to accomplish so some people have adjusted to that better than others each other but they can't bring every situation to the RTC's and also they can't argue with each other like they're still in high school and you do realize that they're grown women and CB recruits so and so did this handle it yourself what you understand when you come to boot camp it's not just about me as an individual it's about us as a team they're not sure who's gonna step up and take leadership positions who's gonna help support those leaders so it's just a forming stage at the very beginning of boot camp where they learn how to come together in one 1,400 head on spot same time entry forward hold on spot and Stan I'm kind of learning leadership this Jenna commanding uh and our division i-a my head my head Pio which is I cleaned I clean the bathrooms actually enjoy doing it I actually like to keep it clean and what I don't enjoy is people not listening to a horse do what I tell so that's why being a team concert department [Applause] [Applause] I've barely passed hoodlum so this is a baseline swim test to just make sure that they have the basic skills required to survive if they were to find themselves in the so we walk in and I see the platform now say okay ten feet is not that bad and then you get up there and you look down and I will rest ten feet oh okay step then I kind of hesitated and before I knew it I was old but once I finally got out of the pool it made my swim I'll say okay great the worst part is over and then we go for the other side we have to jump off a big house like man why didn't they tell us this before we joined I would have reconsidered that but I passed but he did it for me that I needed to slip away it doesn't look as high as it is and it's not the cockpit like I'm afraid of heights but it's the feeling yes the feeling of stomach gets when you drop you have to hold on it so incredible boat different everybody has to get in it one by one and the water was really cold but it was quick it was fast and I really enjoy jumping of the I did not enjoy that other people said that they loved it I hope I don't go we started off with 79 recruits and going through the first couple days you lose a lot of recruits for medical reasons for testing reasons and a lot of times those recruits get processed back into training so they'll continue on with another division bootcamps very challenging we push the recruits to their limit and beyond what they think their limit is because when they're here at boot camp if we can push them and push them and make them feel uncomfortable but they keep succeeding and keep going through the mission then those are going to be the sailors that are out there in the fleet ready to serve once they do graduate here and if they find out that boot camps not for them it's better for us to filter out the people that are gonna have an issue under pressure while they're here at boot camp before they get out there in the fleet and they need to perform and that's the point when they decide they brake so the boot camps hard for that reason even though I've only been in boot camp for a week and some change I can see things turning and I see goals that I can set for myself it makes me a lot more sure of the decision that I made I knew deep down inside I really really really wanted to be in the service so it made me a lot more sure and a lot more confident that this was the best decision that I could have made for myself whenever I was back at home I used to judge myself a lot you just think I'm not doing this right what am I doing wrong in my life and I don't have that feeling anymore I always I'm satisfied with where I'm going to I'm really satisfied yesterday was our first day wearing the actual uniform so when we got them and I see them my name is on my right and it says US Navy on the left I'm just like wow like I get to wear this uniform this is so cool if it's mind-blowing and it's like wow my name is on here and it says the US Navy like I'm doing this I'm doing it I'm doing it it's happening I'm so excited for graduation I'm just I'm ready for it and I'm excited for my family to see me in my uniform and for me to just get out of here and it's my number one inspiration to get through this is seeing how my parent is gonna write how they're gonna feel how do you wanna see what I've changed it's making it private can't wait forget erase it for a reason and I feel like it's too long so long away but it's use knowing that I will make them proud you yeah so now that we were going into week four with division two to nine and the division as a whole is starting to work together a lot better due to nine up front door kind of course the standard is set they have to do what they can do to reach a standard and that's helping bring them together as a team they say that basic training doesn't get better you get better I think that's definitely true when we first picked the division up we can barely get them to stand still and just let the right faith but now coming the week for training they've been marching everywhere every single day together since the first day we got them yeah our progression it's been really cool seeing it and just looking back on our pide days and the first day that we tried to start marching how forward look and it's kind of like the progression just happened right before our eyes the transition is night and day every time Katie says go on I'm always in the back scream and you can hear my voice all the way in the front has come a long way physically but they still have a long way to go here at Recruit Training Command we have physical fitness training six days a week so about three days a week we do some in-house physical fitness activities which are a lot of push-ups jumping jacks running planks different exercises that we can do right here in a small space to get the recruits in better shape and then forward as we we go over at Freedom Hall where they get to run so it's all building blocks to get them up to the standard that the Navy wants them to be at prior to leaving the core Training Command yeah I've seen my waistline go down which is awesome Fitness is going well you know it also helps that we've been put on our faces every day 10-count core builders so it has certainly improved from my perspective I do you think we are good friends to you professionally yes you professional explain to me where professor the lism is when you're going out of your way to talk to each other you're talking to each other in in inappropriate places you're talking to each other when you should not be so you tell me about professionalism you better fix your military bearing right shut up IG here's the point conversations Cyndi and good friends not in my bootcamp everything that you guys are doing is against good order and discipline I'm going to ensure that whatever relationship you're trying to have him working on whether it's just good friends social buddies wannabe werden I'm gonna make sure one two three [Applause] [Applause] Marlinspike is a huge team evolution so if a division feels that they they operate as a team they get the Marlinspike and they find out exactly what your teamwork learning how to tie a knot and cast off the line and actually tie down the ship I felt like everybody has to be able to get the ship underway so when it come down the line ham I'm gonna come down to that – pike evolution they gotta work together life before Marlinspike and life after – fight was night so that was really hard but I felt like it made us it forced us to work together every single sailor is a firefighter damage control training is extremely important everybody has to know it if they don't have the proper training you lose the ship and that's one of the advanced controls you do not give it you don't really think about all the things that can happen while you're in the middle of the ocean you know your ship going down or being attacked and then really all you have is each other and the skills that you learn yes I am I'm really confident if something was wrong you know for example it is a compliment this will be the best words damn boot camp whoo yeah I want everybody to repeat after me embrace the Sun let's go step it out let's go step it up step it out you would think okay so is this mass we really gonna cover me and give me alive his cock tapas Sheva for a reason that gives you the confidence under the equipment of the Navy it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was gonna be I think on a scale of one to ten I wouldn't gave it like it burns Oh Gilbert like right under my nose it burns but I think we slice it a little bit more than just cried a lot eyes were water is still one I really didn't call for a play he also got bad it says you know what y'all got confidence in that gear that's what I'm talking about y'all see this it means it's a good day good day to be in the Navy baby I believe it they're doing a lot better job getting these recruits a basic knowledge of what they're going to be expected to do once they get out to the fleet I know when I came to bootcamp nine years ago we had a three or four day course on firefighting and then in two days online handling and now the recruits are getting it every single week once they hit week four until the week they graduate and I think that will help prepare sailors for the seat a lot better one of the primary things that we all do as instructors as we give these recruits the experience of the real-life experience of first of all handling this weapon and an environment that's close to reality it's not quiet if not passive it's going to take their tools the other to survive in an environment we do I didn't miss my partner which was great I enjoyed it I enjoy shooting new progeny weapons [Applause] since the pee days – now they're they're completely different recruits every time we walk past Pearl Harbor which is where pee days was we kind of see through the window the people in their PT and their sweat season really man that was only a few weeks ago and that was us looking out the window as some of our senior divs and we're like man I wish I was there and they're marching and they have on their uniforms and their flags and that's so cool and we just got here three days ago they understand that they have to work together as a team they understand that no one can make it through boot camp completely by themselves that's the biggest thing and the thing that makes you most proud as an RDC is when you see them work together as a team understand each other's weaknesses and really really just come together [Applause] y'all take that same thing now I have two minutes to complete as many proper push-ups as you can are you ready ready up begin let's go green I really do like all the hard work paid off he's huge my shoulders come with the bad stations that's for sure servus you've got to get the best of you in then take all of that work together as a team execute the mission and the next time I see you you'll be sailors who you neighbors battle stations is a crucible event they go in as recruits and it come out sailors the most nerve-wracking part about going into battle stations was knowing that we don't pass battle stations there is no way that we will graduate [Applause] we get a batter stations around 8 8 o clock tonight oh my god I'm motivated that's great you need to maintain my motivation all throughout the night you're you tired now it's gonna be nothing at 0 4 0 5 6 so battlestations is the final test before you can graduate boot camp it is all night long and it's basically all of the classes that you've had and all the training that you've had since you came to boot camp just all crammed into one we try to we try to just keep everybody in line during to everybody awake trying to tell you a lot of it as less as possible we keep everybody happy I mean John just not much that I can say about battle station it's just that it's very tiring it's very stressful you got to rely on your shipmates next to you to make sure that you all got through it efficiently it made me kind of think about my job and my role as far as the Navy goes it really made me appreciate how important it is for every single member on that ship to know exactly what to do and where to go and how to get things done efficiently that way you're not just looking for that one firefighter that one DC meant to come and save the day so soon so I really appreciated that part in that aspect of my training because everybody needs to know that good day Levin really everybody is just really excited that we get to graduate tomorrow family you'll hear people say boot camp is a filter not a pump we're supposed to evaluate these people and decide whether they're sailors or not but I will refuse to lower the standard to help someone achieve the goal that in my opinion is one of the greatest things you can do is not to become a sailor so all the recruits that do make it through my divisions I'll be proud of and feel like I'm really helping out the fleet well for the Kappa ceremony I got the chills at the goosebumps and I didn't hear I gotta cheer up a little bit I'm not even gonna lie it's it's emotional you know it's been a long a weeks one of the things that we've been through it was kind of emotional it was nice finally being able to shake my RTC's hands and shake my fellow shipmates hands and trading that recruit ball cap and finally get that ball cap that's been sitting in my rack since the day we got here so it just it feels like a sense of accomplishment just that whole ceremony and switching over feels great I thought coming into the Navy as someone who had already finished college and been on my own and worked it on my own job that this experience wouldn't change me as much as it has but I can I can see the difference in it I can see the difference the way I talk to people it gives you so much more respect for yourself and so much more respect for other people I don't even know if you ever hit me I feel like it was just a change in my life you know when you change you don't really notice about other people do who came home Amy I have made a product of myself that I want anybody to see a personality that I never knew that I could have and I'm really proud of myself there is 1% of the United States that Johnson military and to be that 1% in the Navy is a sense of pride that you carry with you our day to day job it's a tough job you have to be tough that's what Buchan does we create tough sailors so that ultimately our Navy is what the nation needs it would challenge to come up here and do this job and to make civilians into sailors it is the hardest job I've ever had but it's the most rewarding job I've ever had it's it's a feeling that you can't really explain to someone until they come up here put the rope on and and graduate a division I'm really looking forward to not only what the Navy has for me but what I can also give back to the Navy into my country I'm excited about being able to serve and say that I did serve which wasn't necessarily at the top of my list when I walked into the recruiting station honestly I was thinking more about oh I want to go to college or go back to college I want the benefits I want this I want that but after being here and after seeing how passionate that my RTC's were about being in the service and how much this means to them it really made me redirect my attention for my reasoning of being here I just I want to be here I want to make my parents proud I want to make my RTC's proud so I just want to go out there and get my best and at the end of the day whether my time ends at four years of my time ends at 30 years I want to say that my time that I served in the Navy I gave everything I could have given and that was it really finished navy boot camp ah wow I never thought I would have said that yes I am a United States sailor it's kind of surreal and I'm just I'm so proud of myself and part of the journey that that I had to take to get here and all of the challenges and obstacles it just makes this moment so much greater knowing how far I had to come yeah I I'm really nicely sailor now and I feel completely different I didn't come here as a sailor but I'm leaving a sailor now and it's an amazing feeling honestly you [Applause] off the bus and on inside to build e140 fight to get your chief food stiffs in half put your seabag on your back finally got lettuce and PRC bags all these since then so that job times get into your rack may 25th here we come our Navy lives have just begun to two nine is almost done you

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  1. Saluting without a cover. E6 and below in khakis. Addressing company commanders as something other than “sir”. What have they done to my Navy??

  2. Incredible story. In just an hour, I witnessed boys and girls become men and women. I have never been so motivated to serve.

  3. Bro I'm so pumped for this journey in my life it's just that the shots that they got 😂 looked painful but I'm so excited and scared

  4. My uncle was in the Navy and met my aunt there too. He left the Navy as a Third Class Petty Officer. I want to follow in her foot steps

  5. Man, 7 years jn and this is actually kind of funny. Brings back some memories especially afterwards with all ofnthe schools. This was actually fun, went to a submarine so none of that surface knowledge was helpful.

  6. With all due respect- I’m confused about the number of people coming in with poor attitudes, overweight, out of shape, crying, arguing…over half failed the fitness tests 4 weeks in?? Those girls crying??? This is..not what I expected to see

  7. This video brought back some good memories. I joined in 07, still in. As an HM I have spent most of my time at Camp Lejeune. Don't know many ratings other than RP.

  8. The nostalgia of boot camp. I remember I got my ass beat for 15 minutes just for smiling at the toe line in the morning


    Good times 🤧

  9. With all these pussy-boys and confused females joining the Navy, it's a miracle the fleet is still afloat. Watch what happens in 30 years.

  10. Just watching other military bootcamp videos to see how it compares to usmc bootcamp which I just graduated from

  11. these guys live in the hilton compared to when i went through rtc we didn't have airconditioning either during the summer we would close the windows and did pt till it rained in the berthing lol

  12. I was considering joining but I already know that I won’t be joining cause I won’t deal with that kind of treatment, fuck that

  13. Me: I’m gonna join the military when I turn 18!
    Also me: dies after a short sprint and can’t do five push ups

  14. Dammm that nigga mad did that nigga go through a breakup or something dam his voice sound like Elmo that boi a angry ass nigga he yelling like fucking he ain’t got no condoms for sex so he got to wait a week dam that nigga a yellin ass nigga

  15. I went to rtc san diego oct 88 – dec 88 company 028…then to ht a-school in philadelphia, then to the fleet, then to dc a-school in san francisco, then back to my ship…the advice i give to potential recruits is : pay attention to detail, PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL(you'll understand why soon enough), and choose your rate (job)/choose your fate (time you spend in the navy)…choose wisely and good luck…btw, i sure wish the uniforms looked that cool in the 80's & 90's.

  16. dude this looks exciting af.
    …to be pushed to your breaking point… all that applied pressure.
    I really wouldn't know how'd I respond, but i love the intensity displayed here.
    see y'all in a few months.
    i can't wait!

  17. It’s been six months since Boot Camp. Screw P-days, it was the start, and the very worst part of boot camp.

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