Sunday Night Funbags O’Glory

17 Apr

And finally, I love me some meat with my potatoes.

And just for giggles, Stinky’s schedule over the next eight weeks.

1.Week One – During week one you will go through processing. You will fill out a lot of forms regarding health, benefits, wages, direct deposit, insurance, the Montgomery G.I. Bill and much more. If you haven’t yet memorized your social security number, you will want to before you leave for boot camp, you’ll be writing it on everything. Once you’ve finished processing, then the real fun starts.

2.Week Two – Week two finds you tired, irritable and wondering what the heck you got yourself into. You will get used to waking up at 0600, I promise. This week you will begin physical conditioning and participate in a confidence course. The focus for this week of training is team-building. You will learn to rely on your shipmates, and the confidence course is a big start.

3.Week Three – In a hands-on environment, this week you will learn first aid techniques, signaling with flags, the proper procedure to board and disembark a ship, and basic seamanship. You will do this training on a real ship situated in a large hangar. Your first PT (physical training) test is administered during week three, the areas tested are 1.5 mile run, push-ups and sit-ups. This is often called the PT0, because it is the starting point from which you will improve.

4.Week Four – Time for weapon training. You will go through safety training, then weapon training in a supervised range environment. This is the halfway point in your academic training, as well as the week during which you will take your graduation photos in preparation for your Pass and Review ceremony.

The Second Half of Boot Camp
You’ve reached the home stretch at this point, with four more weeks to go! Here’s what you’ll do during the second half of boot camp:

5.Week Five – More classes, more training, and a lot more PT. By this point you’ve learned how to do everything the way the Navy wants you too, and though you may not feel like it — you’ve changed. Rigorous training and a restricted diet, a fast paced and active training style in and out of the classroom, and a behavioral structure deeply rooted in forming a team bond between you and up to 100 total strangers have all contributed to your change, and in most cases this change is for the best.

6.Week Six – Fire fighting training, and shipboard damage control classes. This week you will learn how to put fires out, how to properly don fire safety gear in case you must fight a fire on board ship, how to open and close watertight doors, and operate fire fighting equipment. This week also finds you and your shipmates inside the gas chamber, being exposed to tear gas while you and everyone else recites name and social security number. You will also go through the confidence course again, further solidifying the concept of teamwork and camaraderie.

7.Week Seven – At this point, you’re nearly finished with boot camp. Excitement sets in and now you’re ready for the final test: Battle Stations. Battle Stations is a twelve hour event held to test your entire division on how well you’ve absorbed everything you’ve learned so far. If you are present at the call for Battle Stations, this means you have successfully passed all academic and physical challenges presented to you up to this point, and are ready for this final test. You will be pushed to the very brink here, and will find that once it is over and you stand in the finishing room, dirty, beyond weary, emotional and drained. All that fades away as the Commanding Officer in charge of RTC Great Lakes comes in to personally congratulate you, presenting you and your division with your new status as a United States Sailor — your Navy ball cap.

8.Week Eight – Graduation/Pass and Review. Aside from everything mentioned above, part of your training has been in drill and ceremony. That portion of your training will come in to play here, where you march proudly, shoulders squared and with a bolstered confidence before friends, family, and thousands of supportive individuals from all walks of life. There is nothing like it in the whole world.
Graduation is June 3rd in Stinky’s case.

27 Responses to “Sunday Night Funbags O’Glory”

  1. Dick April 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Did I ever mention that I like tits?

  2. clintbird April 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    I claim “Shotgun” on the top chickadeelightful.

  3. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX April 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    Sounds like Julie from the Love Boat wrote some of the material from Stinky’s syllabus…

    …didn’t realize he was being sent to Summer Camp….

    Way to go, Stinky!

  4. MCPO Airdale April 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    I’ll take the two brunettes in the white bikini tops, TYVM.

    Dick – No more Service Week?! 😦

  5. Dick April 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    Yep, the world has gone to shit.
    What’s boot camp without KP duty and painting rocks?

  6. LC Aggie Sith April 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Did I ever mention that I like tits?

    Hm, learn something new every day 😉

  7. LC Aggie Sith April 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    No more Service Week?!

    Well, shit… that’s a travesty right there.

  8. MCPO Airdale April 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    Aggie – Without Service Week, those kids are going to be surprised when they report aboard ship and the first thing the Departmental CPO tells them is to report to S-8 division for 90 days of Mess cranking!

  9. LC Aggie Sith April 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    They sure are, MCPO. Service week should never have been written off. That does those men a disservice.

  10. roamingfirehydrant April 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    90 days of mess cranking = ? KP duty?

  11. MCPO Airdale April 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    Roamy – Yup.

  12. roamingfirehydrant April 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    Peeling potatoes builds character.

    At least that’s what I tell my kids.

  13. MCPO Airdale April 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Peeling potatoes builds character.

    Scullery work makes your fingers wrinkled!

  14. LC Aggie Sith April 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Scullery work makes your fingers wrinkled!

    YOU’RE NOT MADGE!!!!

    *shakes fist at Palmolive*

  15. Dick April 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Chief, I did all of one day of mess duty, and that damn near made go awol.
    The only people who should have to do that shit is the fuckups.

  16. MCPO Airdale April 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    Dick – When I was a young Airman Apprentice, everyone below the rank of NCO was required to do 90 either on the messdecks, the laundry or compartment cleaning.

  17. Dick April 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    What do they do now? I need to warn Stinky.

  18. MCPO Airdale April 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Dick – Depends on the rate/rating and needs of the ship now.

  19. Dick April 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    I’ll tell him to be prepared for anything.

    Aggie, stop making the kitty mad.

  20. MCPO Airdale April 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    Episode 1 of “Game of Thrones” was worth the investment of time and attention.

  21. LC Aggie Sith April 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Aggie, stop making the kitty mad.

    You have it wrong, Dick. I am the kitty 😉

  22. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere April 17, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    It was a great day to go to the Spring Fair…at least until around 5, when the wind picked up and blew in the clouds nd chilliness. I only took 111 pictures.

  23. LC Aggie Sith April 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    I only took 111 pictures.

    Slacker… 😉

  24. Dick April 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    111 pics, but how many boobs?

  25. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere April 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    There were a few bewbs. The chick selling the cotton candy was showing off quite a set. I think that’s why there were so many guys in line buying…

  26. Zelda April 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    “Did I ever mention that I like tits?”

    Once or twice.

  27. clintbird April 18, 2011 at 12:41 am #

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