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INTRO

“Straight From Basic Training” follows a unit through its training, giving you an inside look at Basic Combat Training through the experiences of the trainees. If you still have questions, submit one and we’ll get someone in BCT to answer i...

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    Staff Sergeant Roger Whaley talks about meeting with prospects.

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  • Introduction

    Everyone has a different reason for joining the Army.

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    Recruits earn the privilege to use and respect the M-16.

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    Recruits learn to overcome fear on the Warrior Tower.

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    Recruits put new skills to action in simulated missions and utilizing heavier fi...

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    Live fire lights up the sky as recruits push through the darkness.

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  • Graduation

    The day has come-our recruits are honored in ceremony as they become Soldiers.

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    Private John Burke answers Stanley from Hesperia, California who asks; "What hap...

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    Victor talks about his nervousness and excitement.

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  • Make the prospect feel comfortable

    Staff Sergeant Roger Whaley talks about meeting with prospects.

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    Make the prospect feel comfortable
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INTRO

“Straight From Basic Training” follows a unit through its training, giving you an inside look at Basic Combat Training through the experiences of the trainees. If you still have questions, submit one and we’ll get someone in BCT to answer i...

Voice: Physical… (pause)
Challenging… (pause)
Intense… (pause)
The most empowering nine weeks-- (pause)--achieving what you never believed possible.
When you join the U.S. Army you have volunteered to be part of the largest family in the world. And to become a member you have to face a definitive initiation—Basic Combat Training.
But it’s not just about firing a weapon, rappelling down a tower, becoming physically fit, or learning to defend yourself.
You learn discipline, pride, teamwork, social skills, and Army Values such as Loyalty, Duty, and Respect.
But don’t take our word for it—ask questions of real soldiers, going through real training, and their drill sergeants, who can give real answers.
Simply click on ‘submit a question” to begin and tune into our exclusive Web series, Straight from Basic Training.
There’s strong, and then there’s Army Strong.
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