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Air Force Basic Training Timeline At a Glance

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Schedules & Timelines - Air Force 8.5 Week BMT You'll begin your career in the Air Force with Basic Military Training (BMT). You'll work hard and be challenged, as you stretch yourself and discover that you're capable of more than you ever thought possible. And when you're finished, you'll know that you're ready for anything that life can throw at you. BMT is located in San Antonio, Texas. You will spend eight and half weeks learning many ne... more

From Bare Feet to Combat Boots

Corporal Osmar S. Gorish

MARINE AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, California -- People come from different climes and places, from around the world, to join the ranks of the Unites States Marine Corps. For one Marine in particular, earning the title meant the biggest opportunity of his life.  Being born in Colon, Panama, Cpl. Osmar S. Gorish, a section chief for Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, couldn't imagine that one da... more

Father, Daughter Share Passion for Mentorship as MTIs

Tech. Sgt. James MacKay and Sgt. Amanda MacFarlane

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- The morning of March 27 at the parade grounds on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, two Airmen became the first father and daughter duo to serve together as military training instructors. After the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation parade ceremony, the newest 737th Training Group MTIs were honored upon accomplishing certification training. During this recognition ceremony, Tech. Sgt. J... more

Oldest Known Veteran, 110, Blazed Path for Blacks, Women

Emma Didlake likes to say she always was one for getting into something, but she had no idea of what a big deal it was when she joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943. A lot of Americans didn't like the idea of women stepping into roles that had been reserved for men, especially if those jobs took them to war. But then there was the fact that she was black in a segregated society. "I didn't know I was breaking barriers," said ... more

Navy Boot Camp Timeline At a Glance

Read this carefully before you go – make your life at boot camp as easy as possible by doing the leg work beforehand! WEEK 1:  IN-PROCESSING Once you arrive you’ll be given Navy-issued clothing and taught the right way to fold and store your new belongings and how make your bunk. You’ll receive complete dental and medical exams, and if you need a haircut, you'll get one.  The first week will also be filled with conditioning, swimming, march... more

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One of the most important choices you will make when joining the military is what job you want to do. With hundreds of jobs to choose from, it can be very tough to narrow it down to just one. This section will give you some insight into many of the different jobs each service has to offer.

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