Even basic tasks such as writing stuff down at boot camp can get you yelled at or be reason enough to get your whole division in the push up position. You will be introduced quickly to Navy Recruit Handwriting. You will use this technique when filling out the log book while standing watch as well as any other time you might have to break out the pen.
Recruits come from all over the US and many of them have different styles of writing, could you imagine trying to read a watch bill done in bubble letters? So the Navy made it Sailor proof and decided to use the style below.
Pay attention to the R and K... those seem to be the trouble makers. Also practice the numbers, as the 0 always has a slash through it.
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Below are two categories: Required Info and Optional Info. The Required links are what you must learn in order to graduate basic training. The optional links are ones that you should know but are not as important.
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