Training is a benefit of service that starts the day you enlist. In fact, you may spend most of your first year in training - and that's just the beginning. In the military you will be given continuous training and opportunities to learn new skills throughout your career.
First Things First: Basic Training
Recruit Basic Training, also referred to as "Boot Camp," is 6 to 13 weeks of extremely intense military training which, depending on the Service Branch, is conducted at one of the several Military Training Centers throughout the U.S., from California to New Jersey.
If you have the courage to succeed, "Boot Camp" will help you develop into a mature, highly disciplined, and fully capable servicemember. During this time, Drill Instructors (DI) will teach you how to care for yourself and others, function as a member of a team and to achieve success together.
The Drill Instructor is responsible for ensuring recruits are fully prepared to meet the everyday challenges, from the dangers of the battlefield to the rigors of life at sea. You will be given the tools necessary to perform given your tasks with the efficiency, courage and confidence to succeed in the face of adversity.
Recruit Training includes first aid, water survival skills, marksmanship, tactics and other related topics. Training also focuses on the customs, traditions and history that have made the U.S. Armed Forces respected around the world.
Above all, remember these tips about Basic Training: