Dear military veterans of?

Dear military veterans of PrepHole,

What were the biggest challenges you had throughout training and service and how did you overcome them?

How did being in the army change you as a person?

What advice would you give to someone who's right about to go into basic training? (not me atm, just a general question)

I'm just trying to get some insight on what it's like to go from civilian life to enlisting, going through training, getting deployed etc, from a kind of personal point of view, ie what fucked with you the most at different stages, how did you deal with it, how did you change, what was different from your expectations before enlisting etc.

Any and all insight is appreciated

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The biggest challenge was probably the lack of sleep.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The biggest challenge was choosing from the wide selection bussy.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >cuck muzzles for the fucking common cold
    The absolute state of crayon eaters.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sure OP
    >Just do what the fuck you are told and not one thing more.
    >The only person that cares about you is you
    >Do not trust ANYONE. You will meet some real pieces of shit that will fuck you over that the first opportunity
    >Simply recognize that you are getting fucked with and there is nothing you can do but deal with it.
    Pretty much like going to prison. Have fun!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Doesnt sound like what I'd expect to hear on that front anon, I thought there was more camaraderie than that?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There's a lot more camaraderie than that. There are pieces of shit but that goes with any large group of people. Generally speaking the people that are there are like you, and you do make friends.
        I personally found the drill sergeants fucking with us hilarious, I loved it. They fucking hate their schedule so if you can do something to make em smile or laugh they might make you do PT but they'll appreciate it.
        >go to ft benning, infantry regimen
        >battle buddy hurts his hip, has to use crutches for like 3-4 weeks
        >in formation after qualifying at the range
        >drill sergeants pat you down while you let them know NO BRASS, NO AMMO, WEAPON ON SAFE
        >drill sergeant gets to crutch battle buddy, starts patting him down
        >NO BRASS, NO AMMO, CRUTCHES ON SAFE
        >drill sergeant responds with a loud as shit FUCK YEEAAHHHH in approval
        It really sucked at times but it was a great experience I don't regret at all.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's a great attitude to have, must have helped you mentally to focus on the humor even tho I imagine its not easy. Your first post sounded grim though, did you have bad experience trusting some of the bad apples?

          It's all structured so do be chill and do understand it's not actually difficult, just an intro to basic functioning as a man and a soldier.

          I found it fun. Once in do not use your peers (except the few genuinely awesome ones) as role models. Do communicate with ranks above and do learn how to ask quality questions. Supervisors become quite happy when troops want to do things right.

          If you really want to surprise your leadership and help make rank, take useful courses and put that education system to work. Most want to coast which is the easy but far less profitable route.

          That's all vatniks and a few contrarian trailer filth. I hate poors so much it's unreal but they chose their fate.

          Avoid the military drinking culture which kills thousands of vets. Booze is trash and while you're yung it may not show but every career vet knows many alcoholics. It's not stress or any other excuse, it's just stupid people craving one of the worst drugs. In or out of the military if you live long enough you will bury drunkbros. Don't become one. Not hard.

          Copy smart people
          Volunteer wisely as the old "never volunteer" BS is silly. Special duty assignments and other useful things await those who put in for them.

          Good writeup anon, you sound like someone who made the most out of your time there. Surprised but not surprised to see you mention principles that are also best in life in general ie talk to people better than you, ask questions, dont get addicted, do more than the minimum etc.

          >it's not actually difficult, just an intro to basic functioning as a man and a soldier.
          What would you say are things you got from this end? Im curious, whats the nature of this functioning as a man/soldier that has to be trained into someone? Is it simply more discipline/mental toughness, some specific skills or other qualities? Ie how does a man/soldier in this sense, behave and think differently to someone untrained?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >cuck muzzles for the fucking common cold
    The absolute state of crayon eaters.

    Shit, I didnt even notice they had masks on in the pic. Now this is gonna get derailed into a military is cucked thread lol, oh well

    The biggest challenge was probably the lack of sleep.

    Any way you managed to deal with it better other than just suck it up?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Any way you managed to deal with it better other than just suck it up?
      Max out PT.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How's that help?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my jaw got sore a lot

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Every single person in that photo took an experimental mRNA injection for the flu
    I know zogbots aren’t known for their intelligence, but come on.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >biggest challenges you had in training/service
    Being stationed with lazy people who didn't give a shit about the mission. The easiest thing to do is avoid them and associate yourself with those who are dedicated.
    >how did being in the army change you as a person
    I was in a different branch but it gave me perspective and a large dose of reality
    >what advice would you give to someone who's about to go to basic training
    It sounds silly but enjoy it. Know that you won't win against the DIs but have fun getting paid to PT/train

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    millennials will NEVER shut up about covid.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Millennials didn't shut the world, boomer politicians did.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >shut down the world

        ok drama queen

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's all structured so do be chill and do understand it's not actually difficult, just an intro to basic functioning as a man and a soldier.

      I found it fun. Once in do not use your peers (except the few genuinely awesome ones) as role models. Do communicate with ranks above and do learn how to ask quality questions. Supervisors become quite happy when troops want to do things right.

      If you really want to surprise your leadership and help make rank, take useful courses and put that education system to work. Most want to coast which is the easy but far less profitable route.

      That's all vatniks and a few contrarian trailer filth. I hate poors so much it's unreal but they chose their fate.

      Avoid the military drinking culture which kills thousands of vets. Booze is trash and while you're yung it may not show but every career vet knows many alcoholics. It's not stress or any other excuse, it's just stupid people craving one of the worst drugs. In or out of the military if you live long enough you will bury drunkbros. Don't become one. Not hard.

      Copy smart people
      Volunteer wisely as the old "never volunteer" BS is silly. Special duty assignments and other useful things await those who put in for them.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    shitting in public bathrooms
    I woke up 1 hour early and did all my thing with 2-3 people awake rather than 150-200
    did this throughout time

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn dude this is why I made this thread, to hear shit like this. Out of all the stuff Ive heard about bootcamp this sounds like what'd get to me the most lol. I need my uninterrupted shitting time

      Why the fuck would you enlist under this shit administration?

      I said I'm not enlisting in the OP. I'm not even in the US. The thread is asking about military experience in general although ofc I was expecting mostly US veterans to reply

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        only retards join military

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't bring attention to yourself. Head down, get on with it.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why the fuck would you enlist under this shit administration?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      there is not much difference between biden-obama-bush-trump most of the policies are the same especially foreign policy

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Apparently the biggest challenge of being in the military is doing manual labor and not getting enough heroic banana stickers.
    At least thats all post 2010 veterans complain about.
    I can sympathize with people who accidentally sign a contract with the federal government to work the shittiest wagie jobs imaginable with the worst co-workers and management possible but then they turn around and act snobbish because regular working stiffs also getting fucked by the system just don’t get it.

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