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Week 2: In the Barracks Drill Instructor View (00:33)

Drill instructors demand that recruits move quickly, be thorough and move as a unit.

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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
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

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