Making a Sailor: Episode 1 – “Get on the Bus”

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 – “Get on the Bus”


“Come on, let’s go!” “All the way in the back, all the way in the back – let’s go!” “Hurry up – move – let’s go, get on the bus – go!” Oh wait – are you going first or am I going first? I’ll go first. Okay… *laughter* *laughter* You introduce yourself, I’ll introduce myself. Alright. Hi, my name’s Gabriel Cashat, I’m 18. I’m Simon Chashat and I’m also 18 We’re from Australia, but we were born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and we’re shipping out to Navy boot camp. *laughter* We get asked everywhere we go – yes, we are twins We’re not identical, though. Fraternal. Or is it preternal? Fraternal. Eh – doesn’t matter. I guess you’ve always got that best friend next to you, I guess we’ve never really had that, so it’s going to be different once we get assigned to a boat, or if we’re not in the same company in boot camp. Serve… My Navy… My country’s… My country’s… Navy… I haven’t been practicing as much as I should – that’s for sure – I’m not going to lie about that. …All of the world? Around the world. You’re really butchering it here. It’s been a long waiting period, but this last month has gone by so quickly that it’s unbelievable. No turning back now! *laughter* Alright! You got that doctor handwriting! “Rachel Jones” – then what else did you say? You can put, like, a personal message – a quick word of wisdom for everyone to read. What would I put? Hi, my name is Rachel, I’m 24 years old, and I’m getting ready to ship off to Navy boot camp. So I studied French at George Mason, I was there for 4 and a half years, I took a year to study abroad in France. “When we were in college, I would have never expected you to go into the military” I really appreciate the group of friends that I have made – I made them at Mason as well “I’m not gonna cry!” Don’t cry… I’m proud. I’m proud – like a mom! Oh my goodness… Future Sailor Jones, requesting permission… Initially going in there and talking to the Navy I was a little bit apprehensive once I walked into the recruiting station that this was something that I really did want to do. “Future Sailor – what is your first General Order?” Petty Officer, my first General Order is
to take charge of this post and all government property in view, Petty Officer. I expect it to be challenging – I don’t expect it to be difficult, because thinking about how many people per year go through boot camp, it cannot be that hard… “Basic training is designed to actually train you – to break you down from who you are as an individual and lift you up as a team, so you’ll get that – and it’ll give you direction for the rest of your career.” I remember seeing my dad come pick me up from elementary school in his uniform and I’m just like, “yep, that’s my dad – yep – he fights bad guys” So now I’m getting to put on that uniform, and now my youngest brother will be able to see me and think that I’m super cool… No, no, no – ew, get off me – that’s enough affection! *laughter* I think it’s really cool that I get to be one of the select few who does get this honor of being able to defend our country – so I feel
very proud about that. “It’s… an… adventure.” Hi, I’m Luis, I’m 19 years old, I was born
in El Salvador, I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and I’m
about to leave for boot camp. My favorite part of Baton Rouge would be downtown. Me as a creative person – I love taking pictures of the places, of the city. But from whenever I moved to Baton Rouge I remember I heard laughs, and people talking about me and saying “he’s the guy who doesn’t know any English” – and stuff like that. And then here I am now, about to join the Navy and really excited about it. It was so quick – it feels like it was just yesterday that I called you! *laughter* Two weeks before I got my citizenship I called my recruiter, and then, like, I think two weeks after I
got my citizenship I got sworn in in the office so it was the perfect timing. Are you gonna be sad, or happy? “Happy…” You’re going to be happy when I’m gone? Why? “Because… I’m going to be proud…” I did a lot of research – well, not a lot – but I’ve done some research on what boot camp is like and I’m not really scared about it – I have a
mindset I think that if I go in there thinking that I’m the best, it’s going to higher my standards of what I can actually do. I’m nervous – it didn’t hit me back then, but now as it gets closer, you know… They’re proud – my parents are really proud about me joining the military of course they’re a little sad that I’m leaving, but they know it’s for the best so that makes up for it. I’m gonna miss you guys. We will miss you – a lot! I’ll miss you too, but same like your mom – I feel so happy, and you’re happy – it makes me happy. Whenever we left El Salvador, my mom left all her family behind. She came here to absolutely nothing. She did it all for me and I really consider my parents heroes for me. You know, doing that – the huge sacrifice of leaving their whole family behind, just to give me and my brothers a better life… It’s something I gotta take advantage of If I’m living in this beautiful country, I’m going to take advantage of that, and I’m trying to do that the best way I can by joining the military. I love you. I love you. So we’re gonna work all night, then we
get breakfast, and then it’s a whole day. *sigh* Hurry up, let’s go, get on the bus, let’s go! Hurry up! Move! Let’s go – get on the bus – go! All your bags, all your straps, keep your legs inside this aisle will stay clear, so I can walk up and down the aisle. There will be no sleeping, there will be no talking – we will ride this bus in complete silence. Is that understood? Yes Petty Officer. Is that understood? Yes Petty Officer! “I would like to commend you on your decision to join this great nation.” “and welcome you to the beginning of your journey in the United States Navy.” “Now, you are about to undertake a rigorous and intense training program” “that has prepared generations of Sailors for service in the world’s most powerful Navy.” “Whether you call it recruit training, or
boot camp – make no mistake about it” “it’s hard. It’s designed to be hard – because joining the Navy is so much more than just getting another job.” When you get off the bus, you will walk with a purpose – like you mean to accomplish something tonight. Is that understood? Yes Petty Officer!

100 comments

  1. Is it just me is is everyone in the comments from the navy or went to the bootcamp? I mean I just clicked the video out of curiosity

  2. My friend went into the Navy this year. Came out of boot camp, FIRST in her class, than her first training, she came out FIRST in her class again !!!!! Allie, you go girl !!! So proud of her !!!! ❤️🇺🇸

  3. Coolest part of this video for me, is the peeps that aren't even born in the US.. GET their citizenship, and want to serve our country. I would serve with these peeps any time. Thank you for your service, Shipmates!

  4. That bald first class was my rdc lol dc1 stillwell division 234 baby ship 6 USS Constitution he was a hilarious rdc

  5. Going to MEPS in a few days. I'm ready for boot camp tbh. Can't do push-ups to save my life but I'm ready to learn 😂

  6. Wtf! Why is a 2nd class wearing Kaki's? I'm not that old.. but when I was in officers and Chief's wore kaki's! What now they have to give them to seaman recruits too so their feelings won't be hurt? Jezzz!!

  7. SLEEP ON THE BUS! They'll never ask you questions about the boring video you have to watch, and the RDC on the bus will not be your RDC, so even if you do get caught you won't get punished for it. Worst that happens is you get yelled at, nothing more. You'll be yelled at anyway

  8. My sister just left for the same boot camp and watching makes me feel less anxious for her. I think about her a lot at school and I want her to be proud of me so I’m gonna try hard just as hard as her. Can’t wait to see her when she graduates.

  9. TÉCNICAS E COMANDO DE VOZ PARA CONTROLE DE MULTIDÕES E ERRADICAÇÃO DE AÇÕES SUBVERSIVAS NOS ATUAIS TEMPOS DE GUERRA MUNDIAL CONTRA O TERRORISMO:

    *PRIMEIRO: ACERTAR O ALTO DO ESTÔMAGO DO OPONENTE COM A PONTA DO CASSETETE

    *SEGUNDO: SE O OPONENTE ESTIVER CHUTANDO =

    -ACERTE A CABEÇA DO OPONENTE COM O CASSETETE DE PREFERÊNCIA NA FRONTE COM UM GOLPE DE CIMA PARA BAIXO SAINDO DE UMA CORRIDA E SALTANDO CONTRA O OPONENTE

    *TERCEIRO: OPONENTE QUE LEVA DEFENSOR DA PÁTRIA AO SOLO É INIMIGO DA NAÇÃO INIMIGO DE TODO O POVO E DEVE SER TRATADO COMO TERRORISTA EM TEMPOS DE GUERRA. HÁ DE HAVER CAUTELA QUANDO ANULAR O ADVERSÁRIO MANTENDO-O VIVO PARA QUE EM INTERROGATÓRIO O INIMIGO/OPONENTE REVELE OS CHECK POINTS PAIÓIS FINTES DE FINANCIAMENTO E AGENTES DO ESTADO QUE POR VENTURA ESTEJAM COLABORANDO COM A INSURREIÇÃO

    *QUARTO: A RETAGUARDA DEVE MANTER-SE COM ATIRADORES DE ELITE CONTRA SUBVERSIVOS ARMADOS

    *QUINTO: OS FLANCOS DEVEM REGIMENTAR BATERIAS ANTI-AÉREAS PORTÁTEIS E RASTREADORES DE ARMAS NUCLEARES PORTÁTEIS E OS DESARMADORES DE ARMAS ARTESANAIS, DISSUASIVAS E DE DESTRUIÇÃO EM MASSA

    *SEXTO: A GUERRA CONTRA A MÁFIA DA IMPRENSA DEVE SER JURÍDICA:

    -LEVANTANDO PONTOS DE PERJURO CONTRA A PRESIDÊNCIA E A THE WHITE HOUSE, QUE SERÃO POR VIA DE REGRA MARCIAL PROVAS DE AUTUAÇÃO JURÍDICA COM CONSEQUENTE COBRANÇA INDENIZAÇÃO QUE REPARE OS DANOS MORAIS INTELECTUAIS ESTATAIS E PÚBLICOS CONTRA AUTORIDADE DO PRESIDENTE DOS USA E O GOVERNO DOS USA

    -PROVAS DE CALUNIA E SUBVERSÃO CONTRA O PRESIDENTE E O GOVERNO DOS USA, DEVEM SEGUIR JURISPRUDÊNCIA E RITO DE CASSAÇÃO DE DIREITO DE:

    -PUBLICAÇÃO

    -CASSAÇÃO DO ALVARÁ DE FUNCIONAMENTO

    -IMPEDIMENTOS COMERCIAIS COMO MOVIMENTAÇÃO MONETÁRIA FINANCEIRA PROIBIÇÃO E VEDAÇÃO DE FINANCIAMENTOS E EMPRÉSTIMOS TANTO PARA AS EMPRESAS COMO PARA SEUS FUNCIONÁRIOS QUE INCIDIRAM EM SUBVERSÃO CONTRA A PRESIDÊNCIA E CONTRA O GOVERNO DOS USA EM TEMPOS DE GUERRA MUNDIAL CONTRA O EIXO DO TERRORISMO E AS DIVERSAS MANIFESTAÇÕES DAS TÁTICAS DO TERRORISMO: DE GUERRILHA DE ESTADO E DE ORGANIZAÇÕES CRIMINOSAS.

    -DATA VENIA EXTAS ADSUMUS!.

    SIGNS: THE INTERNATIONAL COALITION AND THE USA MARCHAL'S CAPITAIN

    THE PRINCE WÏLLÏÄM WÄLLÄCË WYTÄHCKËR MACKLAWD

    JENUARY 14 THE YEAR 2019 XXI CENTURY III MILLENIUM
    UTC 01:00 10:10 AM

  10. I'm wanting to become a Number of the Navy, and if it adds to the death. The it will be a Number adding to the dead.

  11. lol bootcamp wasnt hard it was just people yelling at you. The only skill it gives you is to not fall to pieces when someone is mad at you for messing up, unless you need to learn how to fold underwear in compact manor

  12. I wish I got all the sleep I could have got before that bus cause I didnt know I was gonna be awake for the next 36 hours.

  13. the woman's "WHY I JOINED" reasons: 1) to get a masters 2) to buy a home by 30 with the VA home loan…. good for you, those are awesome goals..i hope it works out for you

  14. I think highest you have to score to be an RDC on word knowledge for the asvab is 20. Because they all use the F word as verb and adjective most of the time in a single sentence.

  15. I remember when we were making our way onto the bus this lady just yells at us "Oooh they going to no man's land!"
    That was when I realized I was in hell I broke a smile and the petty officer didn't like that oh I miss boot lol

  16. The twins should have had a better attitude there. They wanted to leave every single day and they just weren’t motivated to succeed. They weren’t in the right mindset so maybe they’ll join in a few years or so

  17. Code of the navy kids brothers and sisters will not be on the same ship look it up hint 5 brothers were on a battle ship the same one and the ship sank none survived. Try telling there parents yea tough

  18. For all the recruits that are about to watch this before actually going to boot camp, it's not hard when you come in with the right attitude. Either keep your head down low and do what you gotta do, and remain unnoticed, or take charge and become a good leader. There are leadership positions that will get you noticed, in a good way or bad based on how well you do. If you want to make that leap and lead, you can potentially jump up from E1 to E3 before you even graduate. Make E3 and start your Navy career off on the right foot. HOOYAH, GO NAVY. Good luck to all you future sailors.

  19. I wish boot camp was more physically demanding. I went in 2007. Got out due to PTS in 2013. Was a EO. EO A school definatly made up for the physical part of boot camp. 5 to 6 mile runs 3 times a weak. Marching miles to the dfac and the "beatings" i lost 20 pounds between BC graduation and graduating A school.

  20. Just finished boot camp I watched this video. Before I left for it. lol boy oh boy did they water down things for this video. But I remember this night most of all bcuz it was dead silent when we were pulling inside the gate and pitch dark. And I just so happened to be one of the folks sitting in the back. Future sailors that have no clue why I say don't sit in the back. You'll understand why. Cussing galore!!! lmao I enjoyed it overall though. Not as easy as I thought it would be.

  21. Don't bother wasting your time joining, they will disqualify you easily.
    They will make fun of you for no reason. Bunch of idiots running the Navy.

  22. I remember that bus ride back on November 22, 1987. (US Navy 1987-1995) A dark night with freezing rain coming down. Seems like yesterday,

  23. If you have doubts or aren't fully invested don't do it.
    Otherwise you'll be aight, its actually easier than the video shows. It's actually kind of fun.
    Just study.

  24. Was an immigrant back in 2007, getting on that bus was both nerve wracking and exciting. I will never regret the decisions I made.

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