TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives


You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Education and Careers Work of any kind can get stressful at times. Ask in this forum if you need help with coursework, applications, and more.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
MermaidMassacre Offline
Finding beauty in darkness.
I've been here a while
********
 
MermaidMassacre's Avatar
 
Name: Bridget
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Location: Land of all them lakes...

Posts: 1,362
Join Date: July 10th 2009

Joining the Navy? - August 21st 2013, 02:18 AM

I don't know what kind of response I will get to this.

But! Have any of you been in the Navy, or even Army?

I am contemplating joining sometime in January. It's my fall back plan for if I don't find a new well paying job as a Graphic Designer by December. I figured I would try something different and try to better myself. So I chose the Navy. I've done the research etc. Now I just was hoping to find someone who has survived the Navy boot camp and has any thoughts on this or recommendations? Otherwise someone can try to talk me out of it if they want.



I'll do whatever it takes to be the mistake you can't live without.
  Send a message via AIM to MermaidMassacre Send a message via MSN to MermaidMassacre Send a message via Yahoo to MermaidMassacre Send a message via Skype™ to MermaidMassacre 
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Always * Offline
Member
I can't get enough
*********
 
Always *'s Avatar
 
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Hogwarts

Posts: 3,169
Blog Entries: 2
Join Date: April 12th 2012

Re: Joining the Navy? - August 21st 2013, 09:39 PM

Never been in the army, navy etc. You'll find that we Canadians don't get nearly as excited for the military as our southern neighbours (which is where I am guessing is where you're at). So while I do know people in the reserves, military college and full-blown military it's defs not as common.

Any how, you're only option iSN'T full blown navy, like I said, you could join the reserves (look into full time even?). Additionally, you might not have to do boot camp if you're not actually a combative member. Like i know people who are clerks and social workers and such for what ever stream of the military and as far as I know such positions are not inclusive of the boot camp because they aren't "soldiering around" (lack of better worlds). So you could look into that aspect too

Otherwise, you'll just have to keep shut up about the difficulty, if you have the "right" militaristic kind of strong you'll deal, if if turns out that the mindset required isn't for you ask to go into another area of the navy




Feel free to PM me if you ever need to chat or have questions
   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
CorrieUSMC Offline
Ghost Rider
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
CorrieUSMC's Avatar
 
Name: Corrie
Gender: Attack helicopter
Location: New York

Posts: 666
Join Date: August 26th 2012

Re: Joining the Navy? - August 22nd 2013, 03:32 AM

Hey Bridget,

Well first off. I am currently in the United States Marine Corps. I have first hand knowledge if you ever need any questions answered about the Military.

First off, You will be required to do Boot Camp. It is required of all branches. Now, the Navy's Boot Camp is not as physically demanding like the Marines.

And quite frank, I'm proud you are looking into the Navy. There a lot of benefits that you can receive and take advantage of while in the Navy.

The best thing to do though, is to start running and strength training.

The current Navy Physical Fitness test for Women between the ages of 20 to 24 years is the following.

For a Maximum points of 100, is 105 curl ups (In 2 Min.), 48 push ups (in 2 Min.), run a mile and a half in 9:47 min.

My personal advice, would be to train to the Marine Corps Physical Fitness test, why? If you train to the most demanding physical test, The Navy test will be easy.

If you need any other questions, feel free to ask.

P.S. The next best step, will be to contact your nearest Navy recruiter and talk to him/her. You are not owned by the U.S. Government until you sign the contract at MEPS and take your Oath.


   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
joining, navy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.