Discussion in 'On Topic' started by ManinCamo, Jan 19, 2006.
Air Force stereotype
you aren't the only one
and its not like i can run around saying chief or sir all day.
Haha, I heard about the Air Force doing that a lot in boot camp.
When a recruit would make the mistake of saying "Gunny" on accident, the DI's would flip "OHHHH, SO ARE YOU AND "THE GUNNY" BEST FRIENDS NOW? ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO GO OUT AND HAVE SOME FUCKING ICE CREAM LATER? DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE FUCKING AIR FORCE? HE HAS A PROPER RANK, YOU NASTY FUCK!"
and you think it was bad in boot. try doing that at OCS.. god some priors just got smoked for that shit
edit: and then you really get fucked when some of the staff gets promoted while youre down there
Yeah, it was pretty bad in boot .
Why is it worse at OCS than in enlisted training?
We have weekly flight events.
and a few of us usually go out every few days. In fact, we went out to dinner, and had ice cream a few days ago
I've never talked to a prior E officer who didn't say officer training was more difficult than basic.
and I thought enlisted training was hard. ---- What I heard from our Company Commander in boot was that OCS was much more physically hard.
I don't doubt for a minute that basic was hard as balls. But my field training was 24/7 no weekends off, lots of mental stress, and being physically disciplined ALL the time.
The year I went to FT they stiffined things up and it was hard as balls. All the prior E guys were like "WTF " , then the next year they decided they were too hard on us, so they made it like camp carebear. it should be in moderation now.
I only do that with 2 or 3 people I work with, and only when the environment allows it.
I do it with a few people in my shop, generally around the same rank. It's kinda hard for a few of them since like 3 people in my shop have the same first name so kinda have to call em by last name.
Shit I called my RDC P.O. Ellis in boot he fliped. He said "Oh so we're buddies now right ?. Fucking bucket head get the fuck out of my face and go to medical" .
i'm normally about keeping my "military bearing" but it would be seriously impossible to do that where i work. There are way more officers than enlisted, so for me it just doesn't make sense.
Life on my sub...
In the engine room, we just yell each others names , I get called my name, boss, or just LT ,or we use hand signs/sign language to communicate ..it's so god damn load in there ..plus it's the only place you can smoke on the sub..
On the bridge, in the galley, etc.. it's Sir, Ma'am, Captain, etc..
it depends who im talking to, most officers ive worked with are just LT
or LT S etc
most people near my rank are names, unless highers are around
though my AFSC is small so its closeknit
we played pt one morning and our MSgt called the LT by her first name and she got all pissy.. she was lke 23 and new
i was 23 also at the time and we both just laughed at her
I never saw anyone do that in basic and get away with it
If you dropped ranl we would get screamed at just like that, instead of ice cream our TI would ask if we were gonna go out for beers later with the person.
I am AF, I only call lower ranking people by their first name. Our Chief calls me by my first name all the time and it ALWAYS throws me for a loop.
I have always been called by my last name, even before the military.
I stick with the last names, Its easier to remember that way.
OCS is really a bitch but it's not impossible. my rackmate said the physical training was far more difficult, and he was a prior sgt. manincamo did chairforce it seems
no quigly/IMC/de nang for you
just kiddin though, i almost went AF
ROFL. My RDC would blow up like chernoble if we dared even say that. We had this crazy bald torpedo's mate first class. This dude was crazy. I don't think he slept the entire time I was there. But now all of the guys in my shop call each other by their first names. Well some of us do. The guys that don't are the asshats. But the majority of us do. Were just tryin to be like the kahkis who always refer to each other by first name, lol.
a buddy of mine who went through Marine OCS told me the horror stories - much more physically demanding than boot apparently, and he said that on several occasions he actually thought he was going to die. he said they were out one night with temps in the teens, and since one person forgot their gloves the entire platoon was not allowed to wear them, and they had to sleep in muddy puddles for punishment. he said he just shivered all night long, never even fell asleep. sounds like pure hell to me.
I'm a new check in on my ship most of guys are pretty laxed. We do the standard and go by last names. I really don't want guys I work with calling me by my first name I barely respond to it from people I don't know well. Plus I don't want some of these clowns thinking we're friends.
Its different in a squadron. My rating is only assigned to squadrons because were a specific rate with no job on a ship. I know how you feel. Boat chucks are hard to get with.. They are a strange breed. If you can get into a smaller unit like a squadron where there is under 250 people and you know all of them. Much better than a boat.
I don't know much about OCS, but WOCS was a bitch. Low crawling a half a mile to class one morning was the high light of my 6 weeks.