When I was growing up, I wanted to be in the military. I knew that when I grew up, I would join the army and go fight bad guys. When 9/11 happened, it felt like my destiny to join the military and fight terror. But you can’t just run out and join the army when you’re 18 years old with no experience in anything except high school sports. I need to develop my business skills, then I need to get a college degree, then I need to join the military.
But before all that, I want to give you some practical advice on how to be successful in the military. From boot camp to basic training, there are a lot of things that can go wrong for you if you’re not prepared. That’s why this post is titled “The Ultimate Survival Guide”. Here are some tips on how to survive in the army or navy or air force or marines.
Just look at these guys.
These are all marines, and they’re the toughest of the tough. Marines are very hardworking people who have to do a lot of service before being able to join their unit, so you better be prepared for some serious work if you want to be a marine. I know that I wanted to join because it looked so fun! You get to shoot guns and jump out of planes and do all sorts of cool stuff! The only problem is that it’s not as fun as you think it will be once you’re actually in it. It can get quite boring sometimes, especially when you’re sitting around waiting for something exciting to happen (and waiting doesn’t really count as exciting). But if you can handle boredom, then marines should definitely be on top of your list!
Then there’s the air force which has pilots who fly jet fighters. These guys are fast and lean mean fighting machines! The only downside is that they don’t always see combat like other branches like the navy or army (although sometimes they do). But other than that, becoming an air force pilot would definitely be awesome because then everyone would recognize your skill just by seeing your wings on your uniform or even seeing an insignia on your car or house. It would be pretty cool to walk into a party and be like, “I’m an air force pilot”, then everyone would go, “Wow! You’re so cool!” Then you could say, “No, I’m not really that cool. I just fly airplanes” (and they would still think it’s cool because the military is so respected in America).
Then there are the army guys. The army is where all of the action is at these days. They have to fight hard in Iraq and Afghanistan every day in order to protect our country from terrorists who want to destroy us. That means that when you join the army, you’ll probably see some combat which will give you a lot of responsibility when it happens (if you can handle responsibility). I’ve seen guys get killed by sniper fire while on patrol just across the border with Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s pretty scary stuff, but it’s also very exciting!
You’ll have to do a lot of work if you want to be in the army. You’ll have to learn how to take care of your weapon, do pushups and sit-ups, run for miles on end, swim across lakes and rivers with all your gear on your back (and you can’t even stop because if you stop then they will put you back in the pool!), march for miles across rugged terrain carrying heavy packs filled with ammunition along with food and water supplies for up to 7 days without any rest (“rest” means sitting down or lying down), survive combat situations that are filled with blood and guts everywhere… But it’s worth it. If I could go back in time when I was 18 years old again, I would definitely join the army because it really is awesome! The only thing is that someone has got to protect us against terrorists who want us dead. It might as well be me!