There is an unwritten rule, whereby, vets of any given armed force will not divulge the intensity of basic training of that force, at least in its entirety. The recruit asks the vet, "how is it?" The vet answers "it's tough but you'll do fine." When the recruit gets there, he/she then realizes he/she was sandbagged by the vet, when the DIs are fully unleashed.
Many of you may not know this but as my hair and goatee gets grayer and whiter, I have been receiving flyers from Santa Claus recruiters to consider enlistment when I retire from my current career. I must say that I was thinking about it until I saw this:
I am not so sure I can hack this one. Ft. North Pole is way too cold for me.