Basic training



Military. a period following a person’s induction into the armed forces devoted to training in basic military comportment, duties, and combat skills.
Contemporary Examples

I enlisted in the Army a few months before then, in April of 2002, and when Bush spoke in Normandy I was still in basic training.
Ten Years In, Remembering Our Wars Roy Scranton May 27, 2012

Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission.
Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent’s Story Jacob Siegel March 3, 2014

After graduating from basic training in Texas, Neubauer reported to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi in March 2013.
Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent’s Story Jacob Siegel March 3, 2014

The orange vest doesn’t seem to be used after basic training, but this soldier didn’t know that.
Suicidal Soldiers Elspeth Reeve May 10, 2009

“There should be humanist alternatives to church in basic training,” he said.
U.S. Air Force: Swear to God—or Get Out Dave Majumdar September 7, 2014

Historical Examples

Immediately after induction a conscript’s time is spent in so-called individual or basic training.
Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

I don’t remember anyone crashing a plane in primary or basic training.
The Biography of a Rabbit Roy Benson

These quotas were not applied to the basic training flights, which were completely integrated.
Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.

basic training, for example, was integrated in the cause of military efficiency.
Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.

Activation meant turning them on and giving them a sort of basic training in the tasks they were designed to do.
The Machine That Saved The World William Fitzgerald Jenkins

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