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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Jarrell was scheduled to report to Parris Island, South Carolina, for basic training in June 2018. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Worker injured inspecting Fire Ball ride at Kentucky State Fair," 28 Aug. 2018 On May 5, 1942, 29 Navajo men arrived at the Recruit Depot in San Diego for basic training. Shondiin Silversmith, azcentral, "Navajo Code Talkers created an unbreakable code. It helped win World War II," 11 July 2018 The Ford Heights teen has persevered and will head to Army basic training after graduation. Susan Demar Lafferty And Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "More amazing high school graduates: Part 2 of our salute to the Southland's class of 2018," 18 May 2018 Serving in the military, from basic training to combat itself, is an affecting, singular experience for veterans. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Q&A: Actor Miles Teller, director Jason Hall and veteran Adam Schumann talk the "after-war"," 10 Oct. 2017 The latest group of recruits shipped to Marine basic training or officer candidate school is 10.7% female, the highest percentage yet. Jim Michaels, USA TODAY, "Women prove they're up to the challenge of Marine Corps rigorous boot camp," 7 Feb. 2018 Name: Harlie Breed: Pit Bull/Terrier Mix Age: 1 Fun fact: Harlie has basic training skills, and her birthday is July 29 — right around National Mutt Day! Samantha Brodsky, Good Housekeeping, "50 Adorable Mixed-Breed Dogs You Can Adopt by State," 28 July 2017 With even basic training, all of these issues and more can be supported through the gift of time of Florida’s senior population. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 Randolph is an instructor flying training hub, Lackland is the center of Air Force basic training and Fort Sam now is home to joint medic instruction for the armed services. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, "Celebration of S.A. military coming to a rejuvenated Fort Sam," 3 May 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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