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From Boy to Man (03:15)

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

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Staying in Touch

Staying in Touch

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

  • Army National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Part-Time Pararescue

Part-Time Pararescue (00:58)

View a water rescue mission from the perspective of Tech. Sgt. Luigge Romanillo.

  • Air National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Making a Drill Instructor

Making a Drill Instructor (02:34)

At Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Sgt. Melissa Esquivel trains to become a Marine Corps drill instructor.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Dive and Survive

Dive and Survive

Coast Guardsmen from the cutters Tybee and Sanibel complete water survival and life raft training.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted, Officer
Sure Shots

Sure Shots

Army National Guard recruits learn how to fire automatic weapons during the later stages of Basic Combat Training (BCT).

  • Army National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Weapons Training

Weapons Training

Pvt. Stephanie Patterson trains with an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW).

  • Army Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Helicopter Rescue Simulation

Helicopter Rescue Simulation (00:45)

Tech. Sgt. Luigge Romanillo participates in a helicopter rescue mission exercise.

  • Air National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Pararescue Jumper Training

Pararescue Jumper Training

A pararescueman takes a leap from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter into the water. Pararescuemen can rescue individuals from almost anywhere.

  • Air Force Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
An All-Around Workout

An All-Around Workout

During Army Basic Training, recruits develop endurance, strength and flexibility.

  • Army
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Navy Officer Candidate School - Classroom

Navy Officer Candidate School - Classroom (00:53)

Officer candidates receive extensive classroom and hands-on training from experienced officers during their time at Officer Candidate School.

  • Navy
  • Training
  • Officer
Cryptologic Linguist Training

Cryptologic Linguist Training (01:35)

Cryptologic linguists in the Air Force receive special training in multilingual skills for either airborne or ground support.

  • Air Force
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Training for the Winter

Training for the Winter

Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Heller, a boatswain's mate, demonstrates the heat escape lessening position during the station's annual wet drill training.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
On-the-Job Fight Training

On-the-Job Fight Training (00:12)

Tech. Sgt. Steven Graves, a member of the Air National Guard security forces, practices his fighting skills during a training assignment.

  • Air National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Advanced Individual Training

Advanced Individual Training

After Basic Training, the next step for Soldiers is Advanced Individual Training (AIT), where they study for their specific jobs.

  • Army
  • Training
  • Enlisted, Officer
Week 6: Rappelling Recruit View

Week 6: Rappelling Recruit View (00:39)

Recruits learn rappelling to prepare them to deploy from helicopters, navigate difficult terrain and gain access to buildings.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Navy Officer Candidate School - Leadership

Navy Officer Candidate School - Leadership (00:18)

Before graduation, the senior class at Officer Candidate School hands the Mantle of Leadership to the incoming class in a change of command ceremony.

  • Navy
  • Training
  • Officer
Security Forces Training

Security Forces Training (01:53)

Security Forces undergo extensive training, including weapons and combat tactics, to protect the people and property of the U.S. Air Force.

  • Air Force
  • Training
  • Enlisted

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