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A Change of Clothes

Recruits pick up their uniforms at Basic Training. They also receive Army Combat Uniforms (ACUs) and PT (Physical Training) uniforms.

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12 Weeks: Marine Corps Recruit Training

12 Weeks: Marine Corps Recruit Training (01:46)

Marine recruits in their 12th and final week of training reflect on their personal transformation and their future as Marines.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Navy Swim Challenge

Navy Swim Challenge (02:56)

Do you need to know how to swim to join the Navy?

  • Navy, Navy Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Week 3: Air Force Basic Military Training

Week 3: Air Force Basic Military Training (01:44)

Air Force recruits learn self-aid and buddy care so that they can help themselves or their fellow Airmen if they are injured in the field.

  • Air Force
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Getting Paid to Work Out

Getting Paid to Work Out (04:01)

Seaman Recruit Cliff Boon talks about passing his fitness test during the fourth week of Coast Guard Basic Training.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Marine Corps Drill Instructor

Marine Corps Drill Instructor

A drill instructor stands in front of recruits, ready to give orders.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Training

Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Training (03:07)

Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Brune explains the role of the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) as Tech. Sgt. Jason Roland calls in a simulated air strike.

  • Air National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Marine Corps Officer Candidates School

Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (02:30)

Marine instructors at Officer Candidates School describe the training that prepares candidates to lead by example.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Training
  • Officer
Following the Company Commander

Following the Company Commander (04:09)

Seaman Recruit Heather Bevel describes what the first week of Coast Guard Basic Training is like.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Inside the Obstacle Course

Inside the Obstacle Course (01:40)

Army National Guard recruits showcase their physical strength as they complete a demanding obstacle course.

  • Army National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
MPs on Patrol

MPs on Patrol

Army Reserve Soldiers train to become MPs (Military Police). MPs help keep a military installation secure, protect travel routes and maintain law and order.

  • Army Reserve
  • Training
  • Officer
Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) Training

Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) Training (03:00)

Members of the Air National Guard's Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) explain the purpose of WADS and describe the training for their jobs.

  • Air National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted, Officer
Training While Serving the Community

Training While Serving the Community (02:14)

As part of its service obligation, the Air Force Reserve 610th Aerospace Medical Flight trained at a hospital in Belcourt, N.D.

  • Air Force Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted, Officer
Hitting the Books

Hitting the Books

Basic Training isn't just about building physical strength and endurance. Recruits must also spend time in the classroom.

  • Army
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Becoming a Marine Officer Candidate

Becoming a Marine Officer Candidate (02:24)

Marine Officer Selection officers define the leadership potential and qualifications of an officer candidate.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Training
  • Officer
Navy Officer Candidate School - Outpost

Navy Officer Candidate School - Outpost (00:28)

The Outpost program at Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) introduces students to the importance of both the Navy khaki uniform and routine personnel inspections.

  • Navy
  • Training
  • Officer
Week 6: BEAST Training

Week 6: BEAST Training (06:29)

During Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training (BEAST), Air Force recruits deploy to the BEAST Encampment and live in the field environment for five days applying the skills they have learned in past weeks of Basic Military Training.

  • Air Force
  • Training
  • Enlisted
From Boy to Man

From Boy to Man (03:15)

Seaman Recruit Cliff Boon reflects on how much he's accomplished during Coast Guard Basic Training.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Staying in Touch

Staying in Touch

An Army National Guard recruit writes a letter during Basic Combat Training (BCT).

  • Army National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted

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