Originally Posted by mgrande
You're not "going to be a Marine." You may become a Marine, it's not definite. That being said, if and when you get to SOI, you'll find it tougher than boot camp. And the fleet will rock your fucking world. Listen to your team leaders. You'll be fine.
haha! SOOOOO true.
We aren't trying to scare you - but rather, prepare you... You have no idea what you are in for. WALK a lot... and if you have an outdoor pack - pack it full of heavy shit and start walking... Will help you get used to humps before you get there.
And for God's sake - don't get drunk at the hotel the night before you get on the plane/train/bus to go there... HYDRATE as much as you can! And get some sleep. Once you get there - you'll be up for pretty much 2-3 days straight.
P.S. And when you are in processing and they ask you about drugs or anything like that... Zip the lips beyond what you've told the recruiter and what you already have on your paperwork. I saw a lot of recruits get sent home the first day because of that.