Life on the trail — sigh. It’s a gig like no other. It’s intense, it’s nonstop, and it’s full of some of the craziest stories you will ever hear in the military. It’s like a decade of military life, compacted into 24 months of chaos. That’s drill life as we know and love it — or as we know and hate it.
Take a look at these totally accurate memes describing these most hardcore moments in life on the trail.
- Sometimes, silence says the most
You know they know you’re there.
2. This might come in handy
The sale is a bonus, of course.
3. Sometimes the creative punishments work the best
Rain has been mopped, Drill Sgt.
4. When the knife hand is on fire
Let it fly.
5. When the stories don’t add up
Let’s try that one again.
6. It will never be clean enough
Start over, trainees. Welcome to drill life.
7. Meanwhile, spouses are on their best behavior too
You’re supposed to turn it off at home though.
8. Those wild goose chases though
Better hurry, time’s started!
9. Sometimes the stars just align
Sounds like a heyday all around.
10. This is how it feels some days
But you never get your card in the mail.
11. When a private *finally* gives the best answer of all time
Well done, kid.
Drill life is its own kind of crazy, and these memes perfectly sum up some of the most common instances of wearing the brown round.