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So can you vape during bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Armed Services Forum' started by Tregs, Jul 31, 2011.

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  1. j10nke

    j10nke Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2012
    I almost forgot about that! Any one feel like brassoing everything metal even if it wasn't shiny when new?
     
  2. Moueix

    Moueix Moved On

    Aug 20, 2012
    Michigan and Iowa
    DAMN it! Why couldn't I have been first to this thread?!? I was allllll ready to tell him how his TI was his friend, and to think of him as a confidant and tour guide there to help him learn his way around and explain all of his benefits and perks, and help him sort out any personal issues and stuff! You guys are NO fun at all...
     
  3. Rader2146

    Rader2146 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Waco, TX
    ^^^must have been a Recruiter. :D
     
  4. Moueix

    Moueix Moved On

    Aug 20, 2012
    Michigan and Iowa
    Well, the part about the TI giving the recruit several tours of the base wasn't a lie...
     
  5. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    That's true. You get several "guided" tours each week before breakfast. Then likely some more throughout the day as well. You even get to take field trips to some places.
     
  6. Moueix

    Moueix Moved On

    Aug 20, 2012
    Michigan and Iowa
    My son went through boot a couple years ago. Navy. I couldn't believe when he told me they have civvies washing the dishes in chow. What is UP WITH THAT?!?

    I quit smoking a few months before going in in the 70's. Given the choice between "Smoke em if.." or "House Party", it didn't take me long to pick it back up. The good ole days, when you got punished for NOT being a smoker..
     
  7. soulja11c

    soulja11c Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Texas
    Cool......................
     
  8. QBerry21

    QBerry21 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 25, 2012
    Sherwood, Oregon
    Good luck on keeping ANY of your personal possessions. lol They even rob you of your dignity... lol I don't know which one you'll be stationed at though, and it most definitely depends. But if you're going INF then you'll be going to Benning. I was lucky they let me call my family 3 times the entire time I was there... lol
     
  9. Mustang73064

    Mustang73064 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2012
    Mustang, OK
    LOL... Here it is the 237th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps and reading all these entries is giving me flashbacks.

    I landed on the Yellow Footprints in March 1970 at Parris Island ...... retired many years later.

    Happy Birthday Marines and thank you every Vet on 11 Nov.

    Time to go watch the first part of Full Metal Jacket (Been there, done that, got the tattoo/t-shirt/coffee cup) :)

    Semper Fi
     
  10. Dj Lee

    Dj Lee Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    Lumpa land
    hahaha can you vap through boot camp. :D
     
  11. jfalbanese

    jfalbanese Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2013
    Westport, WA
    semper fi. hey to all our military guys out there. you must be doing something right, because i feel pretty safe.
     
  12. SneakyVapper

    SneakyVapper Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 27, 2013
    FPO AP
    Totally started hearing the drums again. That was pretty awesome.
     
  13. PVPuff&Stuff

    PVPuff&Stuff Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Yeah, but I have a suspicion that sneakyvapper and I know something the SGT didn't know.

    We totally got stuff past you all the time in boot.

    I remember smoking a rollie out on the balcony with like 12 other boots, every night for a month.

    3 or 4 of their family members would send love letters with a bit of tobacco in the envelope.

    A couple others sent a single rolling paper and a match head.

    Combine them together and you'd end up with a nice smoke to pass around for the few in "the know".

    But....no, you aren't going to vape in boot. :D

    (Drums, what was he saying about drums?)
     
  14. cherrycakes

    cherrycakes Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2013
    Scranton, PA
    wow, I would go psycho w/out nicotine.
    actually I'm way too lazy for boot camp xD
     
  15. blackcatchief

    blackcatchief Full Member Verified Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Virginia Beach
    You would be surprised. I smoked for 5 years before joing the Navy. You are running around doing so much, not enough sleep, you don't even have time to think about it. I quit until the day I graduated, then it was off to the gas station and strip club in San Diego. The people that snuck around, and found a way to smoke, to me those are the ones that I don't want in the military because they will work harder at ther own interests instead of doing what they are told.
     
  16. This is a joke right? I know boot camps was a few years ago for me (2006). In the Marines no smoking dipping candy sleep and a minute for chow. Vapeing would not be allowed and may Chesty have pity on your soul if the Drill Instructor catches your ... would be IT'ed till your heart popped. Awww the good ole days no first name can't do nothing right but your learn what you need to stay alive during deployments. Been to both Iraq And Afghanistan forget about vapeing listen to your instructors.
     
  17. USNRET

    USNRET Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Well think of bootcamp in the 40's and 50's?? or for that matter in time of war (WWI, WWII, and Korean war) The supply drops had cigarettes for the troops, Are we smarter now than we were back then? I went to NAVY bootcamp at great lakes in early 70's it was a different then than it is today, You could smoke when it was time to smoke, we carried our smoke's and matches in our sock so they couldn't see them, if we got caught sneeking a smoke, the company commander would make you put the whole pack in your mouth and leave them for an hour, today you would get a "TIME OUT"
     
  18. PVPuff&Stuff

    PVPuff&Stuff Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Yeah....when you decide to go it's best to just go with your decision. We (C008) would have been on the Wall of Fame if it wasn't for one spongehead that couldn't pay attention. Not that it would have mattered, but it still bothers me.

    Wall of Fame. We would have had our company flag painted on the barracks walls!

    ;)
     
  19. CrossXFire

    CrossXFire Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Mad murdock is in the AF?
     
  20. Murdock Ruml

    Murdock Ruml Supplier's Manufacturer - Offline ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2010
    Alaska
    Not any more.

    And to answer the OP. actually I am pretty sure I already posted this. But back in AUG 2010 the surgeon general put ecigs in the same class as tobacco. Which means it falls under the tobacco policy. So, no vaping will be allowed in basic. Or in government buildings or GOVs for that matter. This of course is an AF policy, so I can't speak for the other branches.

    I do not agree with this policy especially since it basically included findings from the FDA that have been proven to be skewed, but I understand the policy. For example, a doctor walking around the hospital vaping might not portray a professional military image. Did it stop me from vaping at work? No, I just had to be careful where I was and who was watching. Cuz I'll be damned if I was gonna go out to the smokeshack.
     
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