By SGT Volkin
As a recruit headed to Navy Boot Camp, you certainly have a lot on your mind. I am here to make it a bit easier on you.
The below list summarizes some tips and advice on how to make Navy Boot Camp an easier experience for you.
Wear something comfortable the day you ship out. You will be awake for a long time. Where clothes that will allow you to blend in with other recruits. Believe me, this is not the time you want to stick out from the crowd.
Pack what is in the PQS START Guide (given to you by your recruiter). The Navy will provide absolutely everything you will need for your duration at Recruit Training Command (RTC).
Don’t bring any valuables such as jewelry or anything else that might get you attention from you Recruit Division Commanders (RDCs). Ladies, dye your hair back to a natural hair color. If your hair is even slightly colorful or stylish, prepare yourself to be put in the dreaded haircut line. Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds and even worse, you have to pay for the haircut too.
Lastly, get in good physical shape before you ship out. Do NOT hit the weight room and think that you’re getting fit. There are no bench presses or treadmills at RTC.