Question on military culture
(Civilian here) I don't know if this is the right place for this, but I was curious about what military culture is really like. On the one hand, I hear about how disciplined you have to be and how much training you have to go through, but then half the military stories I hear are about dicking around with friends (sometimes literally), or getting drunk in foreign countries, or firing a shitton of bullets/explosives into the ground just so you can use them up before the end of the quarter, etc. What is it actually like being in the military? How much of it is disciplined/serious work and how much is it just messing around with buddies?
(also does that change for officers because I'm in college so if I ever do end up joining the military I'd probably try to do it as an officer)
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