The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook


Author: Michael C. Volkin,Sergeant Michael C. Volkin
Publisher: Michael Volkin
ISBN: 1932714111
Category: History
Page: 163
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Offers a guide to basic training for the new recruit, including tips for coping with a drill sergeant's mental game and an eight-week fitness program designed to improve test scores.

The Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guidebook

Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Surviving Boot Camp
Author: Nicholas Van Wormer
Publisher: Savas Beatie
ISBN: 1611210615
Category: History
Page: 192
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Air Force basic training is now more challenging than ever, both mentally and physically. In the past few years the Air Force has redesigned its basic military training requirements to prepare airmen for the ever-changing role the Air Force is now engaged in around the world in today’s War on Terror. The Ultimate Guide to Air Force Basic Training shows you, step by step, how to survive and thrive in today’s basic training program. Beginning with the recruiting process and taking you all the way through basic training graduation day, this book answers all your questions and will help alleviate your fears and concerns as you enter this new and exciting period of your life. Author SrA Nicholas Van Wormer’s book is a fresh and updated insider’s view of what you will encounter and how to perform to graduate at the top of your class. It also includes interviews with recent basic training graduates, recruiters, and even military training instructors to better provide you with the most detailed guide to Air Force basic training ever published. Whether you are getting ready to ship out to basic training or just looking into the different military options available to you, The Ultimate Guide to Air Force Basic Training is an invaluable tool that will help guide you through an otherwise daunting and difficult process. About the Author: Nicholas Van Wormer graduated from Air Force basic military training as an honor graduate in 2007. Since that time he has served in multiple missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions included deploying to Baghdad, Iraq in 2009-2010.

Basic: Surviving Boot Camp and Basic Training


Author: Col. Jack Jacobs,David Fisher
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466802448
Category: History
Page: 320
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There is absolutely nothing in the American experience comparable to basic training or boot camp. If you haven't been through it, you can't understand it. But if you've been through it, you never forget it. No matter where they live, all American fighting men and women have one thing in common: They have survived basic military training. They've crawled through the swamps on Parris Island, stood in the frigid cold guarding a Dumpster at Great Lakes, struggled to complete fifteen bars on the horizontal ladder to get to the chow hall at Ft. Jackson, fought desperately to stay awake after long days without sleep at Lackland. They were shaved and screamed at, they barely ate, they marched a hundred miles, and they accomplished things they never would have dreamed were possible. They made the epic journey from civilian to soldier in eight weeks... and gained a lifetime of memories in the process. If you've done it, you will recognize the Drill Instructors, the marching chants, the movie segments, the proper way to make a hospital corner, the jokes, the camaraderie and the shared feeling of triumph. And those who haven't done it—yet—will understand and appreciate this life-changing experience. Basic is the story of that training. Col. Jack Jacobs and David Fisher tell the funny, sad, dramatic, poignant, and sometimes crazy history of how America has trained its military, told through the indelible memories of those who remember the experiences as if they happened yesterday.

Joining the United States Marine Corps

A Handbook
Author: Snow Wildsmith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491221
Category: History
Page: 235
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"This book is for the young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join the military, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for and learning what to expect at basic recruit training"--

The Ultimate Interactive Basic Training Workbook

What You Must Know to Survive and Thrive in Today's Boot Camp
Author: Michael C. Volkin
Publisher: Michael Volkin
ISBN: 1932714324
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 175
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Sergeant Michael Volkin has done it again! After hearing the same request from literally hundreds of new recruits and veteran soldiers, he has developed a dynamic follow-up to compliment and enhance his bestselling The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Surviving Camp. Are you ready for basic training? How do you know for sure? As anyone who has undergone the transition from civilian to soldier will tell you, basic training is a lot tougher and more challenging than any recruit can imagine. Now you can make sure you are ready with The Ultimate Interactive Basic Training Workbook: What You Must Know to Survive and Thrive in Boot Camp. This comprehensive interactive guide was crafted especially for today's recruit (any branch, male or female). When used together with Volkin's original Basic Training Guidebook, the Workbook provides every recruit with the inside knowledge of basic training he/she needs to not only survive, but thrive in the military.

63 Days and a Wake-Up

Your Survival Guide to United States Army Basic Combat Training
Author: Don Herbert
Publisher: Basic Training Book
ISBN: 9780595425112
Category: Education
Page: 192
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"Straight forward, insightful, essential, and an easy-read. Every Warrior needs to get this book in their hands before going off to BCT. This is the real deal." -First Sergeant David Bobenmoyer, Company B 1SG, Recruit Sustainment Battalion, Camp Grayling, Michigan"Specialist Herbert makes it 'Too-Easy' to get ready for life down-range at BCT. If every one of my soldiers read this book and followed the advice, they would have a distinct advantage over those who didn't. In short: Read it and heed it." -Drill Sergeant J.A.L. Fort Jackson, South CarolinaA must-read for anyone considering the change from civilian to soldier, 63 Days and a Wake-Up takes you inside the closely guarded world of U.S. Army Basic Combat Training, providing an informative and enlightening look at the fascinating process that transforms everyday citizens into modern day American heroes.

Honor, Courage, Commitment

Navy Boot Camp
Author: John Leahy
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612513727
Category: History
Page: 272
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J. F. Leahy chronicles the transition of eighty-one men and women from civilians to sailors at the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. Granted unlimited and unprecedented access to the recruits during the fall of 2000, his examination of the unique American institution - popularly known as boot camp - offers a look into the hearts and minds of a group of young people who are a cross section of the nation. The work offers a unique view into the training experience of all recruits and sheds light on the differences between those entering the military services and the society they serve.

U.S. Air Force Pocket Survival Handbook

The Portable and Essential Guide to Staying Alive
Author: United States Air Force
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620879050
Category: Reference
Page: 368
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Designed for use in formal Air Force training, the U.S. Air Force Pocket Survival Handbook was written to help a pilot who finds him or herself in a hostile environment. This new edition will allow you to carry all the same information condensed in your back pocket. For the general reader, it offers a complete and comprehensive manual of outdoor survival techniques. It includes expert advice on: First aid for illness and injury Finding your way without a map Building a fire Finding food and water Using ropes and tying knots Mountain survival Concealment techniques Signaling for help Survival at sea Building shelters Animal tracking Predicting the weather And much more By outlining specific survival threats found at sea, in the desert, in mountain terrain, and in arctic conditions, and offering techniques on surviving them, this book is invaluable to both the casual outdoorsman and the extreme sports enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for insight into the training tactics of the U.S. Air Force.

Today's Military Wife

Meeting the Challenges of Service Life
Author: Lydia Sloan Cline
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811735168
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 342
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*Essential information for service members' wives and families*Benefits, resources, and sound advice for a quality life in the service: Now in its sixth edition, this book covers all the information a service wife needs to survive and prosper in a service environment, including a complete description of family-friendly programs, advice for coping with periodic separations, tips for managing a separate career, discussion of living overseas, information on raising a family, and details on being a full participant in the rich and rewarding social aspects of military life.

U.S. Army Leadership Handbook

Skills, Tactics, and Techniques for Leading in Any Situation
Author: Department of the Army
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620871173
Category: Reference
Page: 216
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What does it take to lead an army in battle? What does it take to win? Competent leaders of character are essential for the Army to meet the challenges in the dangerous and complex security environment we face today. The U.S. Army Leadership Handbook (FM 6-22) is the Army’s flagship field manual on leadership. It establishes leadership doctrine and fundamental principles for all officers, noncommissioned officers, and Army civilians across all components using the “BE-KNOW-DO” concept. It is critical that Army leaders be agile, multiskilled athletes who have strong moral character, broad knowledge, and keen intellect. Leaders—military and civilian alike—must set the example, teach, and mentor, and this manual provides the principles, concepts, and training to accomplish this important task. Filled with leadership principles crucial to the U.S. military and equally applicable to leaders in any walk of life, this up-to-date manual from the Army will teach all leaders everything they need to know.

Air Force Officer's Guide


Author: Stephen E. Wright
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760154
Category: Reference
Page: 432
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Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.

The Ultimate Officer Candidate School Guidebook

What You Need to Know to Succeed at Federal and State OCS
Author: Ryan Pierce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932714913
Category: History
Page: 205
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Are you a former serviceman who left the service without realising your potential? If so, you should consider entering the Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard, and resume an exciting career in the world's best military. This guide explains everything you need to know to achieve these goals.

Nine Weeks

A Teacher's Education in Army Basic Training
Author: Rich Stowell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781449571436
Category: History
Page: 278
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Stowell left his career as a high-school teacher and college professor to become an enlistee in the United States Army. As the oldest man in his training battery (of over 200 soldiers) and the most educated, Stowell had a unique vantage point from which to see and ponder the training regimen.

Airman's Guide


Author: Boone Nicolls
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811765377
Category: Reference
Page: 384
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This top-selling reference guide has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the latest information for U.S. airmen.

Guide to Joining the Military


Author: Scott A. Ostrow,Arco,Arco Publishing
Publisher: Arco
ISBN: 9780768914412
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 270
View: 9257

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The inside scoop on: whether or not to enlist; physical and admission exams; basic training; interviewing with a recruiter.

The Ultimate ROTC Guidebook

Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Excelling in Reserve Officers' Training Corps
Author: David Atkinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611210965
Category: History
Page: 150
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Are you or is someone you know interested in Army ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps)? People join ROTC for many reasons. Some want a guaranteed job once school is finished. Others need help paying for college, want a challenge, or feel a special calling to be a leader in the most powerful military in history. For anyone interested in this topic, The Ultimate ROTC Guidebook: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Excelling in Reserve Officers Training Corps is a must-read necessity.Cadets come from all walks of life, including students from high school beginning their first year of college, veterans who want to get an education and return to the military as officers, and enlisted personnel who are taking advantage of receiving a free education as they work to transform from an enlisted soldier to an Army officer. The expectations, learning curve, requirements, and tasks in cadet life will be new to you or will be conducted in a manner you have never experienced.Author David Atkinson had no idea what to expect as a new member of ROTC (2007). With some extra effort and hard work he adjusted and rose to the top of his class. The Ultimate ROTC Guidebook will show you, step by step, how to do the same thing he did and much more. Within these pages you will learn what to expect and get specific and practical tips on how to excel at every level of training. There are already documents that explain how to wear your uniform correctly and what awards are available, but only this guide will tell you how to complete a mission above the standard, explain how to reach your peak fitness level, and how to improve your battalion as a whole. Using the information in this book, Atkinson became a Distinguished Military Graduate (top 20% in the nation).The Ultimate ROTC Guidebook shortens the learning curve and will help you perform better than you believed possible. If you are planning to join, have already contracted, or are simply curious about what it takes to turn a US Army cadet into an Army officer, this book is essential reading.About the Author: David Atkinson is an active duty Medical Service Corps 2LT with the 3rd of the 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC. He is a 2010 Distinguished Military Graduate from Truman State University (bachelor of science degree, Magna Cum Laude) and was certified as a Health Fitness Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). While in ROTC, 2LT Atkinson ranked 80th out of more than 5,300 cadets nationwide and earned several awards including Cadet Battalion Commander (highest cadet rank) and the Superior Cadet Decoration Award (the highest award given in each battalion). He also finished in the top 20% of his Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) class (the highest category in performance summary), and is Airborne qualified. This is his first book.REVIEWS The Ultimate ROTC Guidebook shortens the learning curve and will help you perform better than you believed possible . . . this book is essential reading.- Truman State University Alumni Association"

A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military

A Comprehensive Reference to the Customs, Language and Structure of the Armed Forces
Author: Barbara Schading,Richard Schading
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 374
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A comprehensive overview of U.S. military culture and terminology provides helpful explanations of military language and protocol, definitions of military slang, information on training and weaponry, and more, all broken down by branch of the service. Original. 10,000 first printing.

National Guard 101

A Handbook for Spouses
Author: Mary Corbett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611210682
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 206
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This title covers a broad range of topics, from practical knowledge about the history of the National Guard and understanding rank to softer subjects like social life in the Guard and family programs. It also details the benefits and assistance resources available to Guard families.

The Official United States Air Force Elite Workout


Author: Andrew Flach,Peter Field Peck
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 9781578261741
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 213
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You've heard of the SEALs. . . . now meet their blood brothers! The Official United States Air Force Elite Workout: An Official Five Star Fitness Guide Featuring: Running • Swimming • Weight Training • O'Course • Calisthenics • and much more! Known as the PJ's and the CCT's, the pararescuemen and combat control technicians are the elite forces of the United States Air Force. PJ's, whose motto is "that others may live", routinely go in harm's way to bring back downed pilots and crewmembers. CCT's, "first to fight", are responsible to enter hostile territory ahead of the rest and establish safe landing sites for arriving forces. Their self-sacrificing efforts are heroic. Their training is intense, exciting, and before this book, little known. Now for the very first time, their powerful training techniques are brought to light in this profusely illustrated and documented presentation. Includes sections on: stretching, weight training, calisthenics, running, swimming, rope climbing, entrance requirements, plus special dramatic coverage of water survival training, from both above and below the water line! Over 200 pages. Loaded with photos.