Basic Training

The Military1 Basic Training Topic provides news reports, expert opinion and video resources on Armed Forces Basic Training. In this topic you’ll find the latest news, tips and information - for service members and those considering enlisting - on basic training, such as what to expect, how to prepare and more.

Basic Training Articles

Navy to make recruits pass a run test prior to boot camp

By Jason Behnke Stars and Stripes The Navy will require recruits to pass a running fitness test prior to beginning basic training as of Jan. 1, the service said Wednesday. Recruits will have to run 1.5 miles in no more than 16 minutes, 10 sec ... - More

Basic Training Videos

USMC boot camp: The final drill

The Final Drill is held during the last week before graduation and the senior drill instructor drills the platoon, establishing them as one of the newest members of “the Few and the Proud.” - More

Basic Training Exclusives

What is the logic behind making military boot camps so intensive?

By Military1 Staff A question recently posted on Quora asked, "What is the logic behind making military boot camps so intensive?" Check out these answers and keep the discussion going. Add your own thoughts and experiences in the commen ... - More