The 'confidence chamber' at Navy bootcamp (Navy Times).
It might seem obvious, but to be in the Navy, you need to know how to survive - and fight - in the water. Get ready to dive in.One of the critical skills all sailors need to learn when they enter the Navy is how to use a firearm.The 'confidence chamber' at Navy bootcamp is known as recruits' "best, worst day," a test meant to give them confidence in their gear.In order to get through bootcamp, recruits must pass a physical fitness test. Failure to perform the required run, curl ups and push ups can get you sent home.At sea, there is no fire department to come help you if a fire breaks out on ship. In the fleet, every sailor is a firefighter.The final exam of Navy bootcamp is an intense, 12-hour experience designed to test sailors under pressure and make them perform under stress.