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basic training

noun as in initial military training

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NASA typically takes two years or more to train a crew for a particular mission—not to mention the preceding years astronauts spend in basic training before they qualify for a given mission in the first place.

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He was drafted in 1942 and suffered his only Army wound while in basic training, when he accidentally cut his leg with a bayonet.

A few days into basic training, he was with his platoon on a training march wearing full packs.

In fighting off demands for an end to gender-integrated basic training, Army leaders lost any momentum they initially had for trying to promote cultural change.

Ultimately, the military — including the Army — wisely rejected this report’s findings on gender-integrated training and refused to segregate men and women in basic training.

“There should be humanist alternatives to church in basic training,” he said.

Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission.

After graduating from basic training in Texas, Neubauer reported to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi in March 2013.

For whatever reason they had enlisted, once they got to basic training, they stuck out miserably.

He enlisted in 1918 in Minnesota, he explained, and was sent east to Camp Dix for basic training.

I don't remember anyone crashing a plane in primary or basic training.

In his cadet years he had aided in such a program at least twice as a matter of learning the basic training of the Service.

East of the grass there were whole armies who had completed basic training, fit and supple.

It's going to take a lot of leg work, something in which our formal courses don't give us any basic training.

I had no basic training because of my Marine Corps basic training took care of that.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to basic training, such as: briefing, familiarization, initial training period, and military training.

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