Whoo! I just spent the last 2 months in the US Navy's boot camp! It was quite the experience, and I'm now in South Carolina for my Nuke School. I know there's at least one fellow sailor on these forums, and I was curious to see if there were any more. I'm interested in any advice you can offer a new sailor, or any great (or not so great) stories about your time in the service. I'm interested in what other branches and other countries have to say as well.
Also, I made some GOG converts while in boot. One has already bought a game, and several others will be making purchases once they settle into their A Schools.
Lovely Great Lakes to South Carolina eh? ;)
Best advice? Enjoy your time in Nuke school and take the instruction seriously. You nukes are in school a long time, use it wisely.
Second - you will almost definitely get a sea duty assignment as your first set of orders. The key to sea duty is to remember that you have to be able to fit everything you own [uniforms, personal items, etc] into at max 2 lockers [usually a bunk locker and a half stand up]. When you get on board ship learn what the DC regulations are for personal electronics - most ships require you to have any personal electronics safety tagged [take it to the Ship Safety Office and they will make sure it isn't pulling too much juice, etc and tag it as "safe" - with no tag they have the right to take the offending item from you as a safety violation].
Don't be a dirtbag - respect your fellow salts and they will respect you. Khakis may seem like dicks now and then, but most have their heads on straight [the best gold braided khakis come up from the ranks].
~Formerly MS2, US Navy - USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) [Tip of the Spear, Yokosuka Japan]