PDA

View Full Version : Best Advice For Bootcamp



Moderboater
09-15-07, 04:25 PM
Keep your head up, Back Straight, Shoulders rolled back, and your mouth shut.

Also its yes sir, no sir, and ey ey sir.

When asked a question--answer what is required and nothing more than what is asked.

Devilus Dogus
09-15-07, 07:47 PM
Keep your head up, Back Straight, Shoulders rolled back, and your mouth shut.

Also its yes sir, no sir, and ey ey sir.

When asked a question--answer what is required and nothing more than what is asked.

Actually, its "Aye sir." The Navy says "Aye Aye."

Moderboater
09-15-07, 08:09 PM
Well, I won't argue with you, but when I went though bootcamp--I was corrected with "Aye Aye Sir". One never knows though...bootcamp constantly undergoes some changes, and some changes only pertain to a specific company.

Haffner
09-15-07, 08:16 PM
Well, for the both of you, it's, "Aye aye, sir." In the Corps, however (aside from bootcamp), you say the aye aye so fast it sounds like a single, "Aye," or you just say, "Aye," I suppose.

However, technically we do say Aye Aye. We are a department of the Navy, afterall.

Devilus Dogus
09-19-07, 02:06 PM
Well, I won't argue with you, but when I went though bootcamp--I was corrected with "Aye Aye Sir". One never knows though...bootcamp constantly undergoes some changes, and some changes only pertain to a specific company.

Yea, I was at MEPS wondering the samething if it was "aye aye" or just "aye" and we were corrected to just say a single "aye."

We were told that "yes, we are a Department of the Navy and used to say Aye Aye, but that it was changed to a single Aye."

oneshot649
09-23-07, 12:53 AM
at PI i never heard anything but "Aye, Sir". Though i've heard on the west coast, it can vary..

Echo_Four_Bravo
09-24-07, 11:51 PM
It is all about the speed. It sounded as if we were saying "aye sir" but we were taught to say aye aye.

oneshot649
09-24-07, 11:53 PM
kinda like "ICE"..

irizavrima
09-27-07, 12:40 PM
volunteer for everything...sure your gonna get screwed 90 percent of the time but it gives the drill instructor a good impression of yourself, even if it doesn't seem like they appreciate it.

rvillac2
09-27-07, 12:44 PM
Aye Aye is technically correct no matter who tells you otherwise. It is short for "I understand, I will comply."

Achped
09-28-07, 06:04 PM
volunteer for everything...sure your gonna get screwed 90 percent of the time but it gives the drill instructor a good impression of yourself, even if it doesn't seem like they appreciate it.

I disagree with this haha. I was a squad leader, so I was voluntold, but I still NEVER volunteered. "GIVE ME FIVE RECRUITS RIGHT NOW"

I'd sit perfectly still.

Why?

"OH, YOU WANNA MOVE SLOW COMING UP HERE? TAKE YOUR BLOUSE OFF RIGHT NOW"

Or, "Give me 10 Marines for my black-ops team!"

"AYE SIR"

"Black Ops team 1, you 5. Black ops team 2, you 5.

Black ops team 1, go with Drill Instructor SSgt Zieba to the Pit, RIGHT NOW!"

AYE SIR!!

HellMarcher514
11-18-07, 12:41 AM
How about some REAL advice for incoming recruits?

TAPE YOUR TRASH TOGETHER. That's right, first opportunity you get, use "recruit tape" to tape up everything you won't immediately be using. As in, cammie rolls, extra ink-sticks and lead-sticks, sharpies, clothes you won't need to wear for a few days, etc. Tape it all together and stand by for Foot Locker Games. You may get in trouble for this, you may not. My SDI taught us this trick after a while, so it's worth a shot. An extra hygene bag makes for a great place to store extra smaller items.

Eat salad and fruit. You *will* get sick, but the more you prepare your body with good food, the less trouble you'll have. Stay off the deserts. Just don't take them. You can still get fatter in Boot Camp. It is possible. PT on your square away time. First time you lace up your boots, do it right, as in: left over right when you look down, or right over left when you look at the boots from the front.

And finally, get used to drinking a half-gallon of water at a time. You won't have to do it often, but you may as well get used to it.

Not all the tricks, but that should get you started.

Top Caplinger
11-18-07, 03:22 AM
Yes, it is true we are a department of the Navy. Just like any department store, there is a men's department and a women's department.

We are the men's department;)

mgkusmc
12-30-07, 06:52 AM
Buy ziplock baggies at the recruit px and baggie the stuff in your footlocker, it helps. Also the welcome aboard package the booklet in it, READ IT! It does help big time!

Also keep your chin high, and that EGA in your sight and never give up!

Whitey
12-31-07, 11:18 AM
our Drill Instructors gave us a paper with how they wanted the foot lockers organized and it required everything organized via crack bags(zip lock bags). also if you get an extra laundry bag put as much as you can from your sea bag in it. when you have to dump **** you'll thank heaven, God, sand fleas, everything that you did it.

also label your trash i.e. go fasters, boots, etc etc etc. never know when you'll have to do a wagon wheel right and put all your trash in a pile.

1021
05-07-08, 09:45 AM
actually MCRD SANDIEGO uses aye aye sir. And Parris island uses AYE SIR..i dont know whats up with that.

skaterjon89
05-26-08, 03:41 AM
I said it so fast that it usually just sounded like:

air

lol

762mm
05-31-08, 04:02 PM
1021, this has been my experience as well. Since being on the West Coast, most drops into my Company have been from MCRDSD. All of them are taught 'aye aye Sir', and crazy trash like, 'Press press' and 'Butta butta jam!'.

Heinous! *chuckles*

S/F