basic training


Definition of basic training

: the initial period of training of a military recruit

Examples of basic training in a Sentence

Our son is in basic training.

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Congratulations to my son Billy for completing basic training and becoming a United States Marine! Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "DFL volunteer resigns after suggesting Tom Emmer’s Marine son will ‘murder’ civilians," 21 June 2019 Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applies science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. C.r. Walker, Daily Southtown, "Southtowners: Matteson’s Jubert graduates from U.S. Naval Academy," 10 June 2019 But he was dismissed after five weeks of basic training. CBS News, "Jayme Closs: Hometown Hero," 8 June 2019 Court documents show that Jameson joined the Marine Corps and received basic training, but he was discharged for failing to disclose an asthma history. Fox News, "Man sentenced to 15 years for plotting San Francisco attack," 6 Aug. 2018 After completing his basic training and information management specialist training, he was assigned to the 67th Supply Squadron, Tactical Air Command in Mountain Home, Idaho from 1966 to 1970. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 21 May 2018 Rupe will attend Ohio University in the ROTC program after his basic training in Missouri this summer. Chuck Gibson,, "12 commit to serve at Loveland High School's first Armed Forces Signing Day," 3 May 2018 Sammy and Dylan Knowles spent time together at their favorite park in Lansing before Dylan left for the Navy and basic training. Eric Adler, kansascity, "She’s 15 and married: ‘What’s the point of making her wait?’ mom says | The Kansas City Star," 11 Mar. 2018 At Fort Sill, where 16 percent of Army recruits go through basic training and soldiers learn long-range artillery maneuvers, Futures Command leaders will consult directly with troops about how to update artillery pieces to improve speed and range. Helene Cooper, New York Times, "Army, Struggling to Get Technology in Soldiers’ Hands, Tries the Unconventional," 18 Mar. 2018

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of basic training

: the first few weeks of training for someone who has recently joined the military

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