9780470881231

Basic Training For Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470881231

  • ISBN10:

    0470881232

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-27
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

Everyone who enlists in the military goes through basic training. There are five separate basic trainings, one for each branch of the service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard). Basic Training For Dummies includes detailed, week-by-week information about what happens during basic training for each branch of service, such as physical training, discipline, classroom instruction, drill and ceremony, obstacle courses, simulated war games, self-defense, marksmanship and other milestones. In addition, Basic Training For Dummies includes coverage on: Getting ready for basic training, such as getting in shape to pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) Avoiding negative attention from Drill Sergeants Tips and tricks to memorize rank, acronyms, and terms All-important advice on how to pack for boot camp Methods to achieve higher rank and more pay Tips and information on creating a personal training program that is adaptable to the needs of each service

Author Biography

Rod Powers, a recognized expert in all U.S. military matters, is the author of ASVAB For Dummies and serves as a military guide for About.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The Basics about Basic 7

Chapter 1: Forewarned Is Forearmed 9

Chapter 2: A Day in the Life of Basic Training 19

Chapter 3: Training for Military Jobs 27

Chapter 4: On the Firing Line (Weapons Range) 35

Part II: Getting Ready for Basic 49

Chapter 5: Getting a Head Start on Military Ranks 51

Chapter 6: Doing Things the Military Way 67

Chapter 7: Mastering Military Law and Justice 79

Chapter 8: Fit to Fight: Getting in Shape for Basic Training 89

Chapter 9: Hup, Two, Three, Four: Understanding Military Drill 107

Part III: Heading to Basic Training 119

Chapter 10: Packing Right by Packing Light 121

Chapter 11: One Last Trip to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) 131

Chapter 12: Arriving at the Base 139

Chapter 13: Getting Picked for a Basic Training Job 149

Part IV: Basic Training Life, Branch by Branch 159

Chapter 14: Army Basic Combat Training 161

Chapter 15: Air Force Basic Training 181

Chapter 16: Navy Boot Camp 201

Chapter 17: Marine Corps Basic Training 221

Chapter 18: Coast Guard Basic Training 247

Part V: Wrapping Up Basic Training 261

Chapter 19: Graduation Week 263

Chapter 20: Getting Your Just Rewards 273

Part VI: The Part of Tens 283

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Prepare for Basic Training 285

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Make Your Drill Instructor Happy293

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Get in Shape for Basic Training 299

Appendix A: Punitive Articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) 307

Appendix B: Military Enlisted History 313

Index 353

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