Short View of Basic Training

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON -- It's not fair to compare the services' basic training programs, because the services have different missions and different requirements for their members.

But there are similarities. The services say basic training is the place civilians are inculcated into the military life. They also say there needs to be a "culminating event" for basic training. Here is a list:

Marines

Parris Island Recruit Depot, S.C.,
and
San Diego Recruit Depot, Calif.

12 weeks

culminating event --
Crucible

Army

Fort Jackson, S.C.,
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.,
Fort Sill, Okla.,
and Fort Knox, Ky.

nine weeks

culminating event --
Victory Forge

Navy

Great Lakes
Naval Training Center, Ill.

nine weeks

culminating event --
Battle Stations

Air Force

Lackland Air Force Base,
Texas

six weeks

culminating event will be --
Warrior Week

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