As a retired Navy combat vet...no fvcks are given about death jokes, it is part of our daily routine and we joke about it all the time. Soldiers, sailors, marines, flyboys, coasties...we all go into it knowing our odds of death are above the norm. We live with it because we can and that makes us what we are, not only as servicemen but as a nation.
@Hamjello, Joining Air Force in a few months to be a PJ! I'm super pumped and have been training like crazy.
@BigfootUnibrowMan, thank you for your future service Sir.
@BigfootUnibrowMan, I am a PJ. If you make it I will meet you soon enough! Keep me updated here if you can remember. Good luck man
@Leos Oscar, How hard is the initial training selection process? I'm in pretty good shape, but I'm training hard still. I'm most nervous about the swim section. I used to be a lifeguard so I'm a decent swimmer but I feel like that's my weakest area.
@BigfootUnibrowMan, at the time it felt pretty unreal. No matter how great of shape you are in, you will meet your match. It helps the more athletic you are, but it is very difficult and ultimately a battle of attrition. The pool will be your nightmare. But dont worry. It will be everyone's nightmare. There won't be a day in those nine weeks that you don't feel like you will drown in at least one point or another. Focus on your physical health now. Do everything you can to make it easier. When you make it into basic, don't indulge in the french toast and Grilled cheese and Jesus Sundays (you will know what I am talking about later). Stay in front of the pack during PT runs and always do all reps on strength day. Get a bottom bunk. Do prison workouts on your bunk when you have a chance. Stay in shape. It wont do it all, but it will make it easier on your mind. Go to random church things on sundays even if you arent religious. I found coping mechanisms in the buddhist ceremonies in their
@BigfootUnibrowMan, mantras and chanting things in my mind like "namyoho regekyo" etc. As soon as basic ends it is boots to the ground. The weeks before will make or break you. And it will suck a lot. And you will probably fail. But just dont. Do everything you need to do, even though you can't do it. Run 12 miles soaking wet in your uniform and rut. Do a few hundred decline pushups after said run. Eat peanuts, march doubletime to pool. Approach death in pool. Rinse and repeat with basic exercises. It is a really awful and rewarding time. Dont even worry about studying up for medical right now. If you have the mental fortitude and determination to make it through two shjt months, then I am fairly certain you are capable of study. Get in the best shape you can. I cant stress it enough. Get used to pushing yourself past your limit. I could run a sub 16:00 5k when I got there, but it isnt good enough. They'll wear you down. Otherwise it is a very rewarding and stressful job.
*Awaits weak-sauce FP roasts*
@Kitchen Knight, You seem like the kind of guy who serves America behind a McDonalds drive-through window.
@Kitchen Knight, his hair is in violation of Army Regulation 670-1
Not a roast
Just pointing out that he's jacked up and better get a haircut from the PX before he gets a barracks shaving
@Abusive Breasts, what exactly does the region say, I know at least for afi 26-3903 he is still in regs just don't let it touch your ears and no sideburns past the middle of your ear
@imtheone10, hey big shoots, I'm not sure what type of AFI that is, but I'm not sure any haircut guidelines are in there.
"Semper Fi, call us when you need rescuing"
@Howdoudoaspace, at least they do a good job protecting the navy's bases
"I think kids in college are taking more bullets than this guy" that's not a roast, that's just awful.
Somebody get a medic, this guy needs to be treated for serious burns.
These roasts must've been grilled in some weak-sauce
"Does Cersei know you're going to war Little Finger?"
The one about his parents getting a free flag really shouldn't be there... I understand that this is supposed to be brutal, but I don't know.. I feel that went a tad to far
@BigHatLogan, you apparently don't know how this works
That one also made me cringe. That joke, though, is perfectly constructed.
@Mad Moxxi, Yea, I admit it's good, but my family have a massive military history so I don't really like jokes about someone in the military dying
@BigHatLogan, I agree with you on that one.
@BigHatLogan, my family has an extensive military history as well but roasts are meant to be pretty harsh in every way, shape and form, so you can't get too hurt about it plus I doubt the roasters actually believe that stuff should happen
@CreepingCharlie, and military deaths don't have to be worse than other deaths. They all suck, some more than others depending on how they go, how expected it was, how much suffering was involved, etc.
@BigHatLogan, I don't like peas, so I don't eat them. No one is forcing you to read that joke and it's not like someone is showing up to one of your family members funeral and telling this joke.
@Handless Juggler , my thoughts exactly, I give a lot of respect to soldiers for what they do and go through
@Thatswatshesaid, Damn, y'all need to chill. In no way, shape or form did I say that they shouldn't have said that, all I said I "feel" like that went to far. It's my own opinion and I never said it shouldn't be posted. I wasn't protesting or saying anything bad about the person saying it, I even said it was a good roast. And no one is forcing me to read that joke? How could I've stopped myself from reading it if I had no way to know what the person was going to say?
@CreepingCharlie , I never said I got hurt by it, all I did was voice my opinion that it went to far, then even said it was a good roast.
Go back to creating sorcereries!
You enjoy pick me ups? Enjoy picking up the corpses of your fallen brothers.
I'm pretty sure that marine didn't deploy lol sounds like a garrison warrior.
I've got one!: "Don't ask, don't tell"
*weak ass roast I'm too lazy to come up with*