Regulations on Bed/Clothes Folding for NAPS

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by Shelby Tallent, May 9, 2011.

  1. Shelby Tallent

    Shelby Tallent Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knows the SOP on how to make your bed at NAPS, as well as how to fold your clothes? I kinda want to practice now to make sure I know how to do it when I get there. I also started learning the Sailor's Creed and the 11 General Orders. Does anyone else suggest anything to do to prepare for NAPS besides working out?
     
  2. 2012mom?

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    I seem to recall on-line videos for how to make a rack (bed). You can probably find it on youtube.

    However, you really don't need to worry about that. Just finish your school year to the best of your ability, continue your workouts, and enjoy being with your friends until you report in. Best wishes!
     
  3. BeatArmy16

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    I second that. You're only in high school once.

    I remember being the same way before I left for basic training. USN has been producing Sailors for 200+ years, everything is tried and true. There will be a time to learn what needs to be learned. For now, enjoy the final days of....well...childhood.

    But I do suggest you know the Sailor's Creed (word for word, Shipmate. Don't cut corners on that one!) the 11 Gen. Orders, basic rank structure (Enlisted and Officer), and basic facing movements. These will set you up for success in the beginning. The rest (uniform regulations, rack regulations, wardroom etiquette, etc.) will come with time.

    But as said above, if you're really gung-ho on military folding and you want to see if you can bounce a quarter off your sheets, there are videos on Youtube that will help you out! If you get your sheets that tight, let me in on your secret, for I've yet to be able to achieve that level. :biggrin:
     
  4. Shelby Tallent

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    Cool well I will be sure to enjoy my last few weeks! I got the ranks memorized and my since I was in JROTC for 4 years I got my faceing movements down and much more! Thanks for the input!
     
  5. Tachypsychia

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    All the ranks? Army, Marines, Air Force? You don't have it easy in the navy. Because they're everyones transportation they have to know ALL the ranks/rates ect. We're not required in the Marines to know more than our own and Navy, but out of professional courtesy I know them all. You wouldn't believe the idiot jarheads I've come across that have saluted a chief because they saw a shiny anchor on their collar :yllol:

    As far as the 11 orders, I never learned them before going in. Nor any of the basic knowledge. For some reason that knowledge just got drilled in my head and got stuck. You'll defininitely remember them pretty quick. As far as making racks, when we didn't have anything to do at boot, we'd just make and remake our racks. Got so repetitive but it was a time killer. /sigh

    Definitely enjoy those last few weeks, because once you start your path in the military you don't ever get that innocence back! :shake:
     
  6. BeatArmy16

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    "RECRUIT! What is your eleventh general order!?"

    "Chief, I...uh. I will find out, Chief!"

    "BACK OF THE CHOW LINE, RECRUIT!"

    Something about my meal being put in jeopardy that makes me learn things quicker. :yllol:

    Shelby, you've already got a foot in the door with JROTC! Make sure you stay sharp on your military knowledge and you'll be good as gold come I-Day at NAPS! Knowing the ranking systems of all the branches will be very beneficial, especially since you'll be serving in close quarters with Marines both at NAPS and USNA.

    Again, all of this will be presented to you in due time at Prep. The program (as is any basic training program) is designed for a person with the least amount of military knowledge, so don't worry if you can't get everything. As mentioned above, the military is really good at finding ways to make things stick in your mind....:biggrin:

    The best thing you can do is prepare yourself mentally for the exhilarating journey you are about to embark upon. If you're ready for change and ready to adapt, everything else will fall into place.

    I look forward to serving with you at NAPS!
     
  7. Shelby Tallent

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    I know all the ranks because I have been a military brat my entire life and my dad was in the Navy, Army and Marines. The only structure I need to really sharpen is the enlisted air force ranks! Also thank for the great words of wisdom! I can't wait for I- Day!
     

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