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Basic Training For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-88123-1
Paperback
384 pages
September 2011
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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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