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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.

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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

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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.

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