How long is a military shower

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What They Don't Tell You (Showering in the Military)

Do you want to take a shower that wastes less water and takes very little time? A normal shower can waste up to 60 gallons of water where a navy shower can use as little as 11 gallons.

Navy shower

Showering and bathing represents a lot of our water use. But nobody wants to be unwashed. The solution, of course, is to shower for less time. There's one more step you can take -- perhaps in moderation -- if you want to shine up your green credentials a bit: the Navy Shower. I was introduced to this as the "submarine shower" when I was staying at a place up in Idaho that didn't have any hot water.

We all know that being in the military means being trained to do things in the most efficient manner possible , and according to this article on military. When everyone is packed into their showering area, a drill instructor will give you an allotted time by counting down from a certain number to clean individual parts of your body and then rinse. Being able to take a full shower without a DI giving commands is also a rite of passage. Sounds relaxing! But considering some people do manage to spend more than 15 minutes in their daily shower , it seems like a few of us could use some lessons in efficient showering. To that end we enlisted Chris Shellaby, drill sergeant at Fort Sill, Oklahoma , to provide some pointers.

Join the Military

Haircuts are a rite of passage during military basic training. Almost immediately after arrival, your hair will be cut so short that it almost feels like you wereshaved bald guys, only. After the initial haircut, you'll get a trim at least once per week during basic training. However, during the weekly trim, depending on which branch you're in, your hair may not be entirely cut off again, and the sides and the back may just be evened up. Tip: You can actually estimate how long someone has been in basic training, depending on which branch you're in, by the length of their hair.


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  2. Melusina C. says:

    The skills obtained from just a few short months at basic military training in any branch of service is astonishing.

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