Short View of Basis 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:
- Marine boot camp is conducted at Parris Island
Recruit Depot, S.C., and at San Diego Recruit Depot,
Calif. It is a 12-week course. The culminating event is
- Army basic training is held at Fort Jackson, S.C.,
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Fort Sill, Okla., and Fort Knox,
Ky. It is a nine-week course. The culminating event is
called Victory Forge."
- Navy boot camp is nine weeks long at Great Lakes
Naval Training Center, Ill. The culminating event is
- Air Force basic training is six weeks and is held at
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The culminating event
will be called Warrior Week.