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16) Unfortunately, some of our training included the gas chamber. It was a really intense experience for me. We all stood in lines and when they yelled "GAS,GAS, GAS!!", we had to remove our masks and say our name and division number. I couldn't get everything out because as soon as I removed my mask I immediately began choking. I thought I was dying and that I wasn't going to make it. We all survived the gas chamber but I couldn't help but wonder why they put us through that torture.

16) Unfortunately, some of our training included the gas chamber. It was a really intense experience for me. We all stood in lines and when they yelled "GAS,GAS, GAS!!", we had to remove our masks and say our name and division number. I couldn't get everything out because as soon as I removed my mask I immediately began choking. I thought I was dying and that I wasn't going to make it. We all survived the gas chamber but I couldn't help but wonder why they put us through that torture.

New female recruits receive their first haircuts at the Navy Exchange barber shop inside the Golden 13 Recruit In-processing Center at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes, IL. USN photo.

New female recruits receive their first haircuts at the Navy Exchange barber shop inside the Golden 13 Recruit In-processing Center at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes, IL. USN photo.

Lest We Forget - a boy went to war and never returned. His parents left his bike pinned to a tree to remember him.

Lest We Forget - a boy went to war and never returned. His parents left his bike pinned to a tree to remember him.

"Sometimes we rush in after the storm.  Sometimes we are the storm." - MilitaryAvenue.com:

"Sometimes we rush in after the storm. Sometimes we are the storm." - MilitaryAvenue.com:

If you're looking for tips to get into shape before heading to Boot Camp, this link has them. #Navy #USNavy #AmericasNavy navy.com

If you're looking for tips to get into shape before heading to Boot Camp, this link has them. #Navy #USNavy #AmericasNavy navy.com

13) In the beginning we were getting yelled at for every thing. Whether it was holding a book wrong or staring the wrong person in the eye, we got yelled at for it. As time went by our petty officers started to ease up a little bit because we learned how to do everything the Navy way.

13) In the beginning we were getting yelled at for every thing. Whether it was holding a book wrong or staring the wrong person in the eye, we got yelled at for it. As time went by our petty officers started to ease up a little bit because we learned how to do everything the Navy way.