Life in the army vs. life in the navy?

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  1. iz314

    iz314 New Member

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    Where do you live? What kind of people are there? Careers? Etc
     
  2. USMCGrunt

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    iz314: I believe you are a high school freshman interested in the USMA. Lots of that information can be found on the various military websites and the internet at large.

    I do want to share something that helps differentiate between the military branches from here: http://www.grunt.com/corps/scuttleb...rine-corps-humor-differences-in-the-military/

    Haircuts:
    • Marines: Heads will be shaved.
    • Army: Stylish flat-top's for all recruits.
    • Navy: No haircut standard.
    • Air Force: Complete makeovers as seen on the Jenny Jones show.
    Training Hours:
    • Marines: Reveille at 0500, train until 2000.
    • Army: Reveille at 0600, train until 1900.
    • Navy: Get out of bed at 0900, train until 1100, lunch until 1300, train until 1600.
    • Air Force: Awaken at 1000, breakfast in bed, train from 1100 to 1200, lunch at 1200, train from 1300 to 1400, nap at 1400, awaken from nap at 1500, training ceases at 1500.
    Meals:
    • Marines: Meals, Ready-to-Eat 3 times a day.
    • Army: One hot meal, 2 MRE's.
    • Navy: 3 hot meals.
    • Air Force: Catered meals prepared by the Galloping Gourmet, Julia Child, and Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse. All you can eat.
    Leave And Liberty:
    • Marines: None.
    • Army: 4 hours a week.
    • Navy: 2 days a week.
    • Air Force: For every four hours of training, recruits will receive eight hours of leave and liberty.
    Protocol:
    • Marines: Will address all officers as "Sir," and refer to the rank of all enlisted members when speaking to them (i.e., Sgt. Smith).
    • Army: Will address all officers as "Sir," unless they are friends, and will call all enlisted personnel "Sarge."
    • Navy: Will address all officers as "Skipper," and all enlisted personnel as "Chief."
    • Air Force: All Air Force personnel shall be on a first name basis with each other.
    Decorations/Awards:
    • Marines: Medals and badges are awarded for acts of gallantry and bravery only.
    • Army: Medals and badges are awarded for every bullet fired, hand grenade thrown, fitness test passed, and bed made.
    • Navy: Will have ships' engineers make medals for them as desired.
    • Air Force: Will be issued all medals and badges, as they will most likely be awarded them at some point early in their careers anyway.
    Camouflage Uniforms:
    • Marines: Work uniform, to be worn only during training and in field situations.
    • Army: Will wear it anytime, anywhere.
    • Navy: Will not wear camouflage uniforms, they do not camouflage you on a ship. (Ship Captains will make every effort to attempt to explain this to sailors.)
    • Air Force: Will defeat the purpose of camouflage uniforms by putting blue and silver chevrons and colorful squadron patches all over them.
    Career Fields:
    • Marines: All Marines shall be considered riflemen first and foremost.
    • Army: It doesn't matter, all career fields promote to E-8 in first enlistment anyway.
    • Navy: Nobody knows. The Navy is still trying figure out what sailors in the ABH, SMC, BNC and BSN rates do anyway.
    • Air Force: Every recruit will be trained in a manner that will allow them to leave the service early to go on to higher paying civilian jobs.
     
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  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Fairly clear a Marine told someone to write the above (but only because Marines can't read or write).
     
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  4. iz314

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    I am. I recently became interested in USNA too. I'm the kind of person that wants to have their whole future planned out haha
     
  5. USMCGrunt

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    LITS: this one's for you...

    U.S. COAST GUARD ENLISTMENT OATH "I, (State your name), swear to sign away 4 years of my life to the UNITED STATES COAST GUARD because I know being in the real military scares me. However, I swear to defend our position as the fifth branch of the Armed Services, although at one point we were under the Department of Homeland Security. I understand that at least twice a day, someone will refer to me a member of the Air Force or Navy, and when I correct them, they will question my military status. I will work on boats the size of kayaks and small yachts during the worst of natures storms, and receive no thanks or notice form the public. I will fly in helos into the eye of the storm to rescue people dumber then rocks, and then be heckled by the same people when I bust them for transporting drugs two months later.! I will prevent thousands of gallons of pollution, but be accused of impeding the economy when I won't allow vessels to pour oil into the ocean. I will be the red-headed step child to all of the other services, although I know I got the better deal. All of my equipment will be discarded Navy property. I will use most of my time in the Coast Guard to take college classes, and perfect my web surfing abilities, then complain that I work too much. I will perfect avoiding PT at all costs, and do my best to attend training that will give me a great competitive edge in the career field of my choice, making retention efforts of the Coast Guard pointless. I will come in contact with so many pollutants during my tenure, I will glow in the dark for the rest of my natural life and refer to myself as "salty" because of it. I will do my best to work 8 to 3, with a two hour lunch, on normal days, and have my pager and cell phone surgically attached, SO HELP ME GOD.

    http://strategypage.com/humor/articles/military_jokes_200472723.asp
     
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  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    HAHAHA! Thanks.
     

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