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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.

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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.

“BEAST” stands for the Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training Center. The center provides realistic scenarios that recruits may encounter while they are deployed. For example, they must simulate clearing an area for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

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