Basic Surviving Boot Camp and Basic Training

Author: Col. Jack Jacobs
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466802448
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook

Author: Michael Volkin
Publisher: Grub Street Publishers
ISBN: 1611210100
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How to prepare—mentally and physically—for life in the armed forces. Making the transition from civilian to soldier can be tough. Knowing what to expect can help. In this guide, Michael Volkin, who enlisted in the US Army after 9/11—and found himself unprepared for the new world of the military with its unknown acronyms, demanding exercises, and other challenges—provides valuable information about the process. During his own basic training, he began taking extensive notes, and while serving in Iraq he interviewed hundreds of other soldiers—in order to put together this book in the hopes of making things easier for future recruits in any branch of the armed forces. The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook offers: Step-by-step instructions and solutions Helpful charts and graphics A special eight-week fitness program specifically designed to improve your fitness test scores Study guides A list of what to bring (and what not to bring) to basic training And much more

The Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guidebook

Author: Nicholas Van Wormer
Publisher: Savas Beatie
ISBN: 1611210615
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Ultimate Interactive Basic Training Workbook

Author: Michael C. Volkin
Publisher: Michael Volkin
ISBN: 1932714324
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Basic Training For Dummies

Author: Rod Powers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118088964
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The easy way to prepare for basic training Each year, thousands of young Americans attempt to enlist in theU.S. Armed Services. A number of factors during a soldier'straining could inhibit successful enlistment, including mentaltoughness and physical fitness levels. Basic Training ForDummies covers the ins and outs of this initial process,preparing you for the challenges you?ll face before you head offfor basic training.. You'll get detailed, week-by-week information on what to expectin basic training for each branch of service, such as physicaltraining, discipline, classroom instruction, drill and ceremony,obstacle courses, simulated war games, self-defense, marksmanship,and other milestones. Tips and information on getting in shape to pass the PhysicalFitness Test (PFT) All-important advice on what to pack for boot camp Other title by Powers: ASVAB For Dummies Premier, 3rdEdition, Veterans Benefits For Dummies Whether you join the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or theCoast Guard, Basic Training For Dummies prepares you for thechallenge and will help you survive and thrive in boot camp!

The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook

Author: Michael C. Volkin
Publisher: Michael Volkin
ISBN: 1932714111
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Simultaneously Surviving Cancer and Celinda

Author: Randy Lawrence
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479717290
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is a minihistory of Randy Bernard Lawrence and what he experienced during this challenge with cancer while simultaneously dissolving a twenty-year married relationship that ended in divorce.

GROWING UP GREEN

Author: Khalid Saleem
Publisher: Hellgate Press
ISBN: 9781555718572
Format: PDF, ePub
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Meet Khalid Saleem-a young, African-American Muslim growing up in a mostly typical suburban family, who, in 1998 at the age of seventeen, makes a major decision that will affect the rest of his life in ways he could not even begin to imagine. Without consulting his parents, he joins the U.S. Army -the "Green," as he calls it. And it turns out to be the best decision he could have possibly made. Here is Khalid's unabashed, candid and humorous telling of his time in Basic Training where he learned, among other things, how to march, run, shoot, do push-ups, obey orders, work as a team and, above all, become a man. Khalid Saleem is a proud Screenwriting U alum, has earned a certificate from the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, and has earned a Master of Fine Arts from Full Sail University. Khalid has a passion for comedy and writing children's books, and is the author of The Circle. His dream is to help other vets find a platform to share their rich experiences to help the youth of the world.

Row House to White House

Author: Lawrence M. O’Rourke
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469141280
Format: PDF, Docs
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This memoir reveals information ORourke acquired through conversations with presidents from Johnson to Obama and other national and international fi gures. ORourke is the author of the biography Geno. The memoir covers ORourkes Irish Catholic childhood in Philadelphia, military service in Puerto Rico, marathon running, recovery from prostate cancer and a heart attack. He is married with four children and four grandchildren and lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Grand Beach, Michigan.