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army basic Combat training (BCT)

The US military has six branches to it, each with their own boot camps and basic training that transitions civilians into service members. What goes on during that training? What does it take to get into each of these branches? What’s up everyone? General discharge here. This video is going to go over the basic training for the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Space Force. This video will only go over the enlisted basic trainings, so if this video does well enough, we may do one on the officers. If you want to know what it takes to join the United States military, sit back, relax, and enjoy the video. Before we jump into it, make sure to take a moment and show us some love and support by liking our video and subscribing to our channel. Your support is our lifeblood. Do not hesitate to ask us questions. In the comment section below, we check everything let’s kick it off with the Army’s basic training Army Basic training, also referred to as BCT, is a ten week long endeavor and comes in three phases depending on your MOS. It can be longer due to one station unit training, but we won’t get into that.

The location where you’ll go to BCT mostly depends on your job and can be at five locations, Fort Benning, Georgia Fort Jackson, South Carolina Fort Leonardwood, Missouri Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Fort Knox, Kentucky. The three phases of BCT are the red phase, white phase and the blue phase. Because America throughout your time at basic, you’ll be introduced to your drill sergeants, learn how to wear the army uniform and be transitioned from a civilian to a soldier. Recruits at BCT get opportunities to go through obstacle courses, intense pt weapons, familiarization with rifles, heavy weapons, frag grenades, grenade launchers, bayonets and much more. You also receive seaburn training and go through the gas chamber, get land navigation training, learn about patrolling, securing and defending a position, drill and ceremony, fire team formations and assaults, communications and use radios, combat life saving skills, nine line medevac reporting, intelligence, and much more. These are all of the skills necessary to be molded into a soldier under the army standards. If all of that wasn’t enough, you will also navigate the confidence course, conduct marches up to 12 miles and you’ll get to do their modern army combatives program and learn various types of martial arts. At the end of BCT, you’ll spend time out in the field and do field training exercises from daytime and nighttime combat operations. Outside of the tests, exercises and activities, you’ll have to do the army combat fitness test, or ACFT for short. The ACFT consists of three rep max deadlifts, a standing power throw, hand release, pushups, sprint, drag carry, leg tucks or planks, and a two mile run. So get in shape after you graduate from basic training, you will undergo two additional phases of training known as advanced individual training, where you will learn the job skills required of your MOS. With Army BCT out of the way, let’s move on to Navy bootcamp.

George N.