Posted on Apr 27, 2014
SSG Philip Cotton
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You initially don't realize how much you don't know what you're doing when you are fresh out of basic training/boot camp until you spend a little time in the Military, look back at the things you did and go...WOW...I was so boot.

I can remember when I was a PFC fresh out of basic training and AIT and it was my first drill at my unit. A SGT walks into the room me and a few other PFC's and SPC's were jaw jacking and I yell out AT EASE!!!!!

Everyone looked at me like what the hell is wrong with this guy. The SGT start laughing and says, "Carry on Private."

I look back at it now and can laugh at it.
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PO1 Julio G.
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While on leave after boot camp, my then girlfriend decided to yell "ATTENTION ON DECK" while I was taking a nap. Yep, I popped up like a spring off that couch and felt like a total dumbass 1.67 seconds later.

No, that's not the reason she is an ex.
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Sgt Packy Flickinger
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That would test the old saying "never hit a woman".
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SPC Nancy Greene
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Now, PO1 Julio Giraldo, your actions are reflective of a highly-trained Sailor! Bravo Zulu!
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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Yep. Went straight from Boot Camp in Orlando and flew to Pensacola for A School. Couple of Master at Arms there hanging around the terminal asked if I would like a Ride. "Yes Sir" "Don't call us Sir our Parents were married". They were E-5 Petty Officers.
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PO2 Steven Erickson
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The standard submarine service joke:
"Don't call me SIR...
I work for a living" (enlisted)
I know who my parents are" (nuke)
My parents were married to each other" (E-4, 5 or 6)
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SPC Nancy Greene
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Thank You PO2 Steven Erickson! I wasn’t aware of the rationale behind the “My parents were married” response! Now I completely comprehend!PO2 Steven Erickson
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I was home for two weeks during Christmas Exodus from basic training when I did a couple of things:
1. I stood at Parade Rest when talking to my father.
2. I was cutting my steak with just a Tablespoon during Christmas dinner with my family. That's the only utensil we were able to eat with during Basic Training. I remember my family members just stopped eating and stared at me in amazement.
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MSG Usarec Liason At Nrpc/Nara
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I kept say Hooah and "Black Lions" (greeting of the day during basic) my parents kept looking at me like I was nuts
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SFC Bde Mobility Nco
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I still to this day use military gargon with my civilian friends lol. I cant help it. I also cant stop saying Roger in the fast food drive through. "does this complete your order?" I always say "roger" lol
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SPC Counterintelligence Agent
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Yeah I did the parade rest thing with my father too, it didn't help that after he retired (1sg),he started teaching JROTC, so most of the time he was also in uniform.
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SGT Dick Johnson
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SFC (Join to see) - I am amazed at the number of times I still say "Roger"!
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