Spit splattering off your face. Sweating, feeling fear, training hard and choking back laughter, or worse — tears. These are all things that connect service members together during their first days in the military known as basic military training.
The tough lessons of BMT stay with you until the end. And if not, there are always some great drill sergeant one liners — or monologues — floating in your memories forever.
And veterans have been posting these on the "Awesome S--- My Drill Sergeant Said" Facebook page and many other community pages out there. Scott Ross fondly remembers: "Son, I'd put my boot in your ass but I don't want to give you a headache." Cory Shellman's favorite was, "Give your soul to Jesus, because your ass belongs to ME!"
And the list goes on and on.
As you recall your best BMT days (or worst, whichever), here are some photos and videos of some of the best drill sergeant and military training instructor faces slash outbursts out there (and yes, "Full Metal Jacket" counts).
Oklahoma Department of Human Services chief information officer Connie Schlittler walks out of Polo Club in 2010 only to be yelled at by many drill sergeants including Drill Sgt. Michael Iozzo, 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery.
Photo Credit: Marie Berberea (TRADOC) via Army.mil
Staff Sgt. Jason R. Lansdon, Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, inspects a recruit during senior drill instructor inspection aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in 2013. Senior drill instructor inspection is the first inspection recruit undergo during recruit training.
Photo Credit: Lance Cpl. Pedro Cardenas/Marine Corps
Staff Sgt. Antonio J. Curry, a drill instructor aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, barks out instructions to align his platoon of fresh recruits in 2012.
Photo Credit: Sgt. Kuande Hall/DTIC.mil
Love isn't impossible...
Military working dog Gabe shows affection for his owner, Staff Sgt. Chuck Shuck, a drill sergeant leader with the Army Drill Sergeant School in 2012.
Photo Credit: Wallace McBride/Army
...unless you're this guy.
Saturday Night Live counts, too.
It's all sometimes scarier than Halloween itself.
Carved pumpkins of the scariest thing we could think of -- a Marine Corps drill instructor greeting pumpkin recruits (2012).
Photo Credit: Dodlive.mil
Like this compilation of commands.
Staff Sgt. Antonio J. Curry, a drill instructor aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, barks out instructions to align his platoon of fresh recruits Aug. 30, 2012.
Photo Credit: Sgt. Kuande Hall/Marine Corps
And of course, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman knows best. Watch the "Full Metal Jacket" jelly doughnut scene here.
Full Metal Jacket - Jelly Doughnut Scene
Photo Credit: YouTube