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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.

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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
Sailing Through the Storm

Sailing Through the Storm (03:05)

Petty Officer William Armstrong describes the intense training that goes into becoming a surfman for the Coast Guard.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Mastering the Basics

Mastering the Basics

Army National Guard recruits crawl, climb, pull and jump their way through an obstacle course during Basic Combat Training (BCT).

  • Army National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
CPR Training

CPR Training

Air Force recruits learn CPR during Basic Military Training (BMT).

  • Air Force Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Navy Officer Candidate School - Graduation

Navy Officer Candidate School - Graduation (02:16)

At OCS graduation, newly appointed Navy ensigns accept a salute from their class drill instructor and chief petty officer and give them a traditional silver dollar.

  • Navy
  • Training
  • Officer
Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Training

Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Training (01:58)

Tactical Aircraft Maintenance training teaches students everything they need to know to ensure everything from tip to tail on an aircraft is maintained to the most precise standards.

  • Air Force
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Testing a National Guard Decontamination Team

Testing a National Guard Decontamination Team

Members of the Army National Guard participate in an exercise that evaluates their ability to rapidly establish decontamination sites and evacuate casualties.

  • Army National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted, Officer
Graduating from Basic Training

Graduating from Basic Training (01:25)

At the graduation ceremony following Basic Training, new Army Soldiers and their parents share their feelings.

  • Army
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Training at the Rifle Range

Training at the Rifle Range (01:02)

Marine Corps recruits at Parris Island, S.C., practice marksmanship during Recruit Training.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Diagnostic Imaging Training

Diagnostic Imaging Training (02:07)

The Air Force offers many options for medical careers, including diagnostic imaging, which involves taking X-rays and scans of the body.

  • Air Force
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Rappelling Recruits

Rappelling Recruits

A drill sergeant shows recruits how to attach a belay harness so they can begin rappelling.

  • Army
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Navy Diver Rescue Training

Navy Diver Rescue Training (00:58)

Navy divers train hard and often so they can save lives under any circumstance.

  • Navy, Navy Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted, Officer
Fire Protection Training

Fire Protection Training (02:06)

During technical training for fire protection, Airmen learn how to fight fires through simulations of hazardous situations.

  • Air Force
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Getting in Shape

Getting in Shape

Physical fitness is crucial in combat, so Basic Combat Training (BCT) involves a rigorous exercise program.

  • Army National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Week 7: Grass Week Recruit View

Week 7: Grass Week Recruit View (00:33)

Recruits learn the basics of weapons safety and marksmanship during grass week.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Helicopter Underwater Egress Training

Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (00:34)

Aviation Rescue Swimmers (AIRRs) practice their escape from a downed helicopter that has gone underwater.

  • Navy, Navy Reserve
  • Training
  • Enlisted, Officer
Services Training

Services Training (01:50)

Airmen in the Services field learn how to keep their fellow servicemembers comfortable, whether they are on base or deployed.

  • Air Force
  • Training
  • Enlisted
On the March

On the March

An Army National Guard recruit marches during Basic Combat Training (BCT). The final stages of Basic Training involve two tactical foot marches, one 10 kilometers and one 15 kilometers.

  • Army National Guard
  • Training
  • Enlisted
Dressed to Sweat

Dressed to Sweat

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

  • Army
  • Training
  • Enlisted

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